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The Amazing Experience - Week 1

Hello, my name is Kondwani Jasi. I’m in Third Year (3rd) studying Industrial Engineering at the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS).

Other Team Members

Our team is made up of 3 people, I Kondwani Jasi, the Team Leader Lusungu Gondwe and Christina Chiziwa.

Day 1 (31 May 2021)

This is a very exciting day as we are introduced to the team involved in the Internship program and told the full schedule for the internship program by Will Moyo. Apart from my fellow interns, we were introduced to two Teaching assistants (TAs), the MUBAS Design Studio Technician and MUBAS Design Studio Manager. Our two TA’s are Hope Chilunga and Francis Chilomo. The Design Studio Manager, Hillary Lodzanyama and the Design Studio Technician Wongani Msowoya. Wongani Msowoya takes us on a tour around the Design Studio.

The Following were covered:

Introductions, Expectations, Team Assignments, Time Management, Team Planning, Safety in the Design Studio, Using design studio machinery, Workbooks/Lab Notebook

On this day we also make group rules. The team members Lusungu Gondwe, Christina Chiziwa and myself (Kondwani Jasi) agree on a set of rules to follow to make our internship a memorable one. The rules are also to govern us to be punctual thus finishing all our projects in time.

Day 2 (01 June 2021)

On Tuesday the objective is Interactive Presentation on Introduction to Projects. On this day we take a close look at the projects suggested. We are given 2 Projects (UVC System) and a Mechanical Concentrator. We are to scope for the third project and interview personnel who can give us a good look into the problem suggested. On this day we clarify the team assignment, Understand the Problem and content and the need. We look into the problems; the need and what objectives should be achieved. We also develop the design criteria for the prototype we have to make.

Day 3 (02 June 2021)

On this day we had a workshop on Needs Finding & Project Scoping. The presenters are Mr. Million Mafuta and Mr. Sam Ng’anjo. We also get a chance in our groups to apply the Lessons learned directly to the projects we are doing.

Day 4 (03 June 2021)

The objectives on this day, as a group we discuss about the project ideas and according to the need develop suitable concepts. We deliberate on suggested solutions on each project and we start to narrow them down. We score each of the concepts and grade them accordingly. This allows us to clearly define the concepts we would like and which one best suits the need.

Day 5 (04 June 2021)

What a great Friday, the objectives set for the day are Team work day intended for teams to work towards successfully completing their projects: Teams can organize stake, prototype, literature reviews, teams can organize stakeholder interviews, site visit etc. We as a Team UltraMed have walked through more concepts of the UVC system and Mechanical Concentrator. We also continue to work towards finding the 3rd Project and Potential people to meet. After some interaction with the team and other personnel, we decided to address a problem to do with bones and Joints. DAY WELL SPENT!!!!

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