The Uba Umuaka born 2024 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM (international) Award winner, Miss Virtue Chiamaka Igbokwuwe has expressed her sincere and happy state of mind over the award she won last week in the United Kingdom. In the breaking news that appeared in Umuaka Times Institute UTI, the Whatsapp group of Umuaka Times newspapers last week, it was disclosed that Miss Igbokwuwe beat other 15 other nominees and 7 finalists from across the world and emerged the winner of the internationally prestigious award.
The world stood still for Igbokwuwe when the BBC engaged her in an exclusive interview shortly after winning the award. In the exclusive interview with the BBC, the new kid on the block talked about her journey and future goals and hopes for the engineering industry. “I want to continue my work as a STEM ambassador and also in my professional life; I am working towards becoming a chartered engineer.”
On her advice to other engineers especially the younger ones and those of them in Nigeria, she had this to say. “My advice to any aspiring engineer is to always take every opportunity that comes your way, you never know how that will impact your life and career. Also there are so many supportive people in the industry that want to help guide and support you in your journey, you just have to ask!”