“So long, and thanks for all the fish!” – Douglas Adams
This happens to be the final week of the MUBAS-RICE360 Internship. Time moves fast. We started the with a continuation of prototyping.
We had representatives from NEST to come and see the progress of the projects that we have been doing for the past 5 weeks. We had brief showcasing presentation for them to appreciate the prototypes that we came up with. They also shared their ideas on what improvements can we introduce to the prototypes.
After the presentations we continued working our prototypes in a collaborative manner with teams helping each other where they fall short.
We had a faculty presentation for Friday the 16th of July 2021 as well as farewell dinner on the same day. This was a shift from the schedule to allow us to complete our projects. During these two events I learnt a lot of things such as talking to the media teams, presenting to a team of elite engineers and stakeholders etc. It was a good experience, also had fun afterwards with our leaders and supervisors.
The internship has been a good experience. We had challenges in the way but we learnt on how to surpass them. Had also learnt on the importance of working as a team as most of us shifted from the “Me and I” personalities to the “We and Us”. I have gathered a lot of skills during this six-week period such us 3D printing and modelling, PCB design and Gerber file production, working with the High-Z CNC machine, how to give presentations, talking with clients and research, entrepreneurship, innovative thinking etc. just to mention a few
Vote of thanks:
I would like to thank NEST and RICE360 in collaboration with The Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences for this Internship Program. Will Moyo and Hillary Lodzanyama, the Design Studio managers at MUBAS, our TA’s Hope Kelvin Chilunga and Francis Chilomo (The men who were always there for us), Team UltraMed (Kondwani Jasi and Christina Chiziwa) for being the best team I could have been in and Khumbo Malikebu for helping me gain more insight in electronics.
This has been a good experience and its with hope that we will continue using the knowledge we gained to make bring innovations for a better world.
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Semisonic