Two University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) students have been awarded the i2C Lab Corp scholarship worth $1000 each to cover their tuition and research expenses. The students are Aishah Fadila Adamu, a fifth-year student at the School of Medicine and Beverlyn Asantewaah Addo, a final-year student at the Fred N. Binka School of Public Health.
I2C Lab Corp is a non-profit organization registered in the State of Maryland USA and located in Frederick MD, with the aim of connecting, equipping and mentoring groups of college students in the United States and Africa to help facilitate knowledge sharing, foster a culture of innovation, and develop skill sets that are needed for the global workforce of the future.
At a short meeting to officially introduce the awardees to senior management of the University, Dr. Robert Kaba, Dean of the Office of International Programme (OIP), said the University signed a four-year MoU with I2C Lab Corp to mentor students who wanted to venture into innovative research; the organization is also partnering with UHAS to provide mentorship, research, technical expertise and innovation opportunities for faculty.
Dr. Alhassan said, following the agreement, a seven-member committee chaired by Dr. Martin Ayanore shortlisted seven students, who were subsequently interviewed by a joint team from UHAS and I2C Lab Corp.
Vice-Chancellor Professor John O. Gyapong tasked the awardees to make good use of the fund as “many a time, students doing their research work are cash strapped.”
He also encouraged them to seize the opportunity given them to learn more about research work which, if done well, “can be a stepping stone to other greater opportunities.”