Young African man gets massive recognition after winning big school award in US (photo)

Young African man gets massive recognition after winning big school award in US (photo)

- Ifeanyi Okpala has represented Nigeria well in the US with his academic success, joining a pool of other successful Nigerians abroad

- The Nigerian man won the 2020 department of civil, construction and environmental engineering outstanding MS thesis award

- Ifeanyi finished his MS degree with excellent contributions of 105-page thesis and four conference papers, among others

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A Nigerian man, Ifeanyi Okpala, studying in the US has made the nation really proud by winning a special award for his MS thesis at the University of Alabama Graduate School.

It should be noted that about five months ago or so, Ifeanyi earned his masters degree in flying colours as he completed a 105-page thesis, two journal articles, four conference papers, and had a CGPA of 4.0/4.0.

On the school's Twitter page on Wednesday, May 6, he was announced as the winner of the 2020 department of civil, construction and environmental engineering outstand MD thesis award.

The Nigerian is currently a PhD student at the University of Alabama. This is no mere feat, it is indeed commendable.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghanaian-born British Chemical Engineer, Thaddeus Nii Acquah Afutu Anim-Somuah, has been named in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe's list for Manufacturing and Engineering.

Every year, Forbes releases a list of top 30 under 30 young Europeans who are reinventing business and society from turning used coffee beans into sneakers to designing solar powered cars as well as acknowledging ingenuity and creativity.

In a related story, three revolutionary Ghanaians revitalising ideas with fresh business models and innovation have been named in the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 List for 2020.

This year, over 3,000 nominations were submitted to be shortlisted for 2020 Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list.

Three Ghanaians with novel business models and innovative leadership made it to the 2020 list after a team of external judges short-listed a long-list of 100 names, before selecting the 30 change-makers in business and society.

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