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HIT Graduate Scoops First Prize at 2015 National Engineering Students Awards Competition Again

Auxilliah ChiwangaHarare Institute of Technology’s graduand, Auxilliah Chiwanga from the Department of Chemical and Process Systems Engineering has won the First Prize at the 2015 National Engineering Students Competition Awards held at the Harare Institute of Technology.

She beat seven other contestants from the University of Zimbabwe, National University of Science and Technology and Chinhoyi University of Technology.

Chiwanga scooped the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers’ Shield for the Prize after her project on the Design of a Plant to produce virgin paper from Bagasse was voted the best by a panel of judges from the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers.

This year’s National Engineering Students Competition Awards were jointly organized by the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers and TechnoMag, running concurrently with TechnoMag’s  Techno@School Seminar where a number of prominent business people Dr Shingi Munyeza, Netone’s C.E.O Eng. Reward Kangai, Econet C.E.O Douglas Mboweni, ZERA C.E.O Gloria Magombo and Nicole Finneman from United States Embassy Public Affairs delivered inspirational and motivational speeches to students and other invited guests.