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N&B Mentees win Robotics Competition

Two mentees on the N&B mentoring programme came first in the 2015 IEEE Nigeria Section Robotics competition.  The mentees are: Segun Adeponle and Wande Okeleji (second and fourth from left in the picture).

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The 2015 IEEE Nigeria Section Robotics Competition held on the 6th of November at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center, Abuja, as a workshop in the Cyber Governance conference. The competition started with two workshop presentations by Engr. Ahmad Sadiq: Building and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle using Arduino, and Engr. Ekele Eke: UGV, how to get it working.

Six universities were represented at the competition: Afe Babalola University, Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT), Federal University of Technology Minna (FUT Minna), Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) and University of Lagos (UNILAG).

They were given three tasks to complete, after which UNILAG emerged as the winner, while FUTO and FUT Minna came out as 1st and 2nd Runner-ups respectively. All the teams were given the competition materials to take back to their departments, while the top three teams got prizes.

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2 Easy Steps to mentoring with N&B

2 easy steps to being a part of the N&B mentoring program:

1. Download the Expression of Interest form here [wpdm_file id=1]

2. Fill the form, scan and email to
Fill and submit to Kehinde Orolu – lecturer, department of Systems Engineering, University of Lagos.
Make sure you attach your most recent resume.

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Mentor Roles and Responsibilities

Development of your mentee depends on exploring career aspirations, strengths and weaknesses, collaborating on means to “get there,” implementing strategies, and evaluating along the way. You as the mentor provide the “light” for the mentee to follow. Sharing your wisdom and past experiences is what the mentee looks for from you.

Here are a few roles and responsibilities to help you in the process:
• Support the mentee’s development of professional and interpersonal competencies through strategic questioning, goal setting, and planning
• Create a supportive and trusting environment
• Agree to, and schedule uninterrupted time with your mentee
• Stay accessible, committed, and engaged during the length of the program
• Actively listen and question
• Give feedback to the mentee on his/her goals, situations, plans and ideas
• Encourage your mentee by giving them genuine positive reinforcement
• Serve as a positive role model
• Provide frank (and kind) corrective feedback if necessary
• Openly and honestly share “lessons learned” from your own experience
• Keep discussions on track
• Respect your mentee’s time and resources
• Participate in the scheduled events for the program:
• Seek assistance if questions arise that you cannot answer

— USPTO Leadership Development Program