Dr. Shohei Aoki , a Project Research Associate of Keio University is currently visiting JKUAT as a JICA short term expert at iPIC (Innovation and Prototyping Integrated Centre) under the AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project. During the one-month visit, he did provide hands on trainings on ‘Monozukuri Activities towards African Innovation based on Digital Fabrication Technology’.
He has been appointed as Adjunct Associate Professor in JKUAT, therefore, he has been given an opportunity to give lectures to the JKUAT MSc Mechatronic Engineering students from September 10th to 14th. He taught them EMT3102, Advanced CAD/CAM module which consisted of 4 MSc students who had taken up the course.
The feedback from participants was very positive and they all were happy to have him, albeit for a week. Mr. Juma Frederick, 1st Year MSc Mechatronic Engineering glared as he narrated how the training enabled him to harness the basic of the programming and it was a fruitful session. For Mr. Larry Lurindi, also a 1st Year MSc Mechatronic student, elucidated how he was able to learn how the 3D printer works and it was a good experience to learn how the machine works in detail. For Christian Kabugara, also their colleague, narrated how happy to apply the theory learnt in the first semester. They all appreciated that the sessions were very informative the sessions, especially since it was their first time to interacting with coding.
Dr. Aoki says that he enjoyed teaching the module and he will be happy if students were able to learn new topics from him.