Design engineer: Why what I do matters

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Looking at a building coming up, all one sees is concrete and steel. It looks lifeless. Cynthia Waihenya is a design engineer who brings life into the building by introducing service to it. She works at Gamma Delta E A as a consulting Engineer. Find out what is unique about a design engineer. Continue reading

The art of problem solving: Why I don’t know what I don’t know

How do we deal with problems we can’t solve? Or questions we can’t respond to? “I don’t know” is one of the most difficult statements an engineer can make.  However, just stopping at “I don’t know” is, to me, one of the most tragic mistakes a good engineer can make.  I believe that it is important to know why I don’t know before I can lay the issue to rest.  Continue reading

How Industrial Engineering has affected my life

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Tumisang Orapeleng is a final year Industrial Engineering student at the University of Botswana. She is also working part-time at the Botswana Engineers Registration Board. She speaks about what has changed in her life since she started her course and where she believes her career is headed.

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I am a Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

ditiroWhat does it take to become a lecturer in electrical engineering? And what does this career choice involve? Find below my interview with a lecturer in Electrical Engineering, who is passionate about engineering, teaching and mentorship, Dr. Ditiro Setlhaolo. She is also a consultant in demand side energy management.


Question: Electrical engineering, how did you gain interest in this area?
Ditiro: This question takes me back. I grew up with interest in technical stuff, though at the time, I didn’t know whether it was electrical or mechanical engineering. Continue reading

Do I dare to become a Mechanical Engineer?

IMG-20160808-WA0006Atang Monicah Koboti is my name. I am a Mechanical Engineering Student at the University of Botswana, currently in my final year of study. Why did I choose mechanical engineering? I was very inquisitive as a child, and of course, my mother was present to answer these questions on the stars, the galaxies and whatever else I could come up with. She loved to read and she would, patiently, pass on her knowledge to me. Once I was able to, I would read more on the topics I was curious about and impress her with my knowledge. Continue reading

Essential Components for effective mentor-ship relationships

My journey to success has just begun. Maybe this journey began subconsciously, with the mind refusing to acknowledge its existence and yet, contributing to a percentage of my current success. I am a strong believer in having a life purpose and a dream. A big DREAM. Finding this purpose may be clear to many but is a daunting odyssey for me. Some days I wake up with a clear vision of my direction in life, and then other days, my sand castle crumbles before my eyes. Can you relate to occasional self-doubt? Do you sometimes wish you could stay in your comfort zone and still succeed in life? Who set standards for success anyway? What is success to you? This is why mentorship is important. Continue reading