Conrad Foundation awards scholarships to seven Greensprings students | The Guardian Nigeria News
Seven students from Greensprings School, Lagos, are on the list of students from around the world who have been awarded $60,000 each to study at Clarkson University, USA, by the Conrad Foundation, organizers of the Conrad Challenge.
The seven students, who were merged into two teams, received the scholarship for their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) projects on smart home security and anti-phishing web browser.
In addition to the scholarship, the foundation also awarded the most resilient team award to one of the two teams that represented the school.
The school’s Deputy Principal (Improvement), Afolabi Amusan, recounted the students’ participation in the challenge.
He said, “We fielded two teams (seven students) for this year’s challenge, and they came out as finalists. The first team is called Team AID and counts among its members Zainab Adesina, George Tari-Best and Yanmife Arayela. The team has created a smart home security device, and thanks to it, the occupants of an apartment are warned of intruders before they approach the door.
“Olufela Bakare, Oluwatamilore Akinsete, Mueed Muse-Ariyoh and Esomchukwu Onyiuke are members of the second team called Team Magma. This team has coded a web browser designed to combat phishing and other forms of fraud, using secure connections and password management technology.
Praising the students for the achievement, the Principal of Lekki Campus of Greensprings School, Mrs. Feyisara Ojugo commended the students for their resilience and drive.
She said, “I’m proud of our students’ efforts in this year’s challenge. I salute their focus, drive and innovative spirit, and I look forward to seeing them continue to hone the skills they have acquired through this experience. Kudos to the coaches too.
The Conrad Challenge is an annual competition that brings together a vibrant community of innovators and entrepreneurs who work together to develop extraordinary and viable solutions that benefit our world in aerospace and aviation, cyber -Technology and Safety, Energy and Environment, Health and Nutrition, and Smoke-Free World.