2017- 2018

We are pleased to announce our 2017-2018 recipient of the Anthony Ihedoha Anaebere, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

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Musodiq Tolulope Ogunlowo
Lagos, Nigeria
B.S. Candidate, Electrical Engineering
University of Notre Dame, 2020

After reviewing nearly 50 applications and interviewing four incredibly talented finalists, Mr. Ogunlowo stood out for his impressive academic journey, unwavering support from his university and future academic and career plans.

He graduated from the International School University of Lagos in Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria in 2014 and upon graduation, was selected to complete an intensive program at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa, a two-year program in African Studies and Entrepreneurial Leadership with a goal to develop a powerful network of leaders to “address Africa’s greatest challenges… achieve extraordinary social impact… and accelerate the continent’s growth trajectory.”  He then matriculated to the University of Notre Dame where he is currently studying Electrical Engineering. His interest in Electrical Engineering stems from his desire to “find a solution to the epileptic power supply in Nigeria… which has fed [his] insatiable desire for knowledge in renewable energy and power systems.” Musodiq plans to develop micro-grid systems that help to alleviate this major issue. He is currently making headway in his goal where he performs renewable energy research at the University of Notre Dame, exploring the creation of micro-grids from different renewable energy generation methods and its viability as a solution to the power crisis in Nigeria. He also examines how energy generated from human power systems such as bicycle generators and gravity light can be used in homes. Through his research department, he has already worked with Nigerian energy teams in Lagos and Minna, Nigeria. He plans to pursue a PhD in Electrical Engineering and/or a Masters in Business Administration.

Congratulations, Mr. Musodiq Ogunlowo. We look forward to celebrating your future achievements.

His recommender, Dr. Abigail Mechtenberg, Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame and Researcher at the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame Energy, had this to say about Mr. Ogunlowo:

“After arriving at Notre Dame (ND) in August 2016, I was tasked with… establishing a new undergraduate focused research lab: Energy and Sustainable Development with Design (ESDD). Musodiq is my first ND electrical engineering major … who officially then joined my ESDD research. When I asked him why he came to ND from Nigeria and South Africa and he said, “I want to solve the energy crisis in Nigeria.” … I have been mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in physics and engineering (and entrepreneurship) since 2009… several of my mentees have already become engineering researchers in various energy sectors including Tesla, GM, and Shell while other engineering students are in PhD programs including Harvard and Rutgers. Musodiq is in the top 1% of engineering students.”

University of Notre Dame Award Announcement: https://engineering.nd.edu/coe/departments/ee/ogunlowo-winner-of-anthony-ihedoha-anaebere-senior-scholarship-award

We would also like to acknowledge our three other finalists:

Mr. Andrew Edoimioya
Lagos, Nigeria/League City, Texas
PhD candidate. Mechanical Engineering. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI.

Ms. Toluwalase Oladitan
Brooklyn, NY
B.A candidate. Biomedical Engineering. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA

Ms. Chidera Igbokwe
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
B.S. candidate. Chemical Engineering. University of Maryland, College Park.

Please check back on our website,  your School of Engineering or your Office of International Student Affairs for details about the upcoming scholarship cycle.