MEET THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI INNOVATION FELLOWSHIP ‘FETOSCOPE’ TEAM

Well well well! The University of Nairobi Innovation Fellowship is on the move and we already have teams formed. One of the teams will be handling a Universal Healthcare issue, one of Kenya’s BIG 4 AGENDA and they will be developing a pinard Fetoscope which would help in their prototyping of an enhanced Fetoscope.

Here are the brains behind the Innovative Fetoscope.

David Githaiga

David is a Biologist by profession with a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Nairobi.  He is experienced in laboratory techniques, bioinformatics methods, and program management having previously worked at Kenya Institute of Bioinformatics, Council of Governors and World Youth Alliance Africa. He is a self-taught web designer, PHP, and Python programmer.

His inspiration for joining the University of Nairobi Innovation Fellowship is the desire to acquire skills that will enable him to convert his ideas to practical applications that will make an impact in the country. His focus is, especially, within the health realm and wishes to contribute towards the attainment of Universal health coverage in the country.

He is strong on the values of modesty and loyalty. David is very passionate about science and loves to read, travel, watching movies/sports, and playing football.

Edwin Nyaluogo

Edwin is a Computer Scientist with three year’s experience in web development. He graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Degree in Computer Science in 2018. He has worked closely with government agencies, development partners and urban sector experts in ecosystem development projects such as Nairobi Innovation Week and Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative.

He is currently a programmer at C4DLab where he is part of a team that develops software/websites for projects such as NIW.Startups , TUMI Accelerator and other related domains. He has deep interest in technology and design and their potential to offer equitable and sustainable living for the youth.

Jephter Ondieki

Jephter is a graduate in remote sensing and GIS from the University of Nairobi with second class honors (upper division) and currently finished his master’s in the same field. Jephter has strong technical experience and education in Big data and space science. He possesses strong skills in GIS programming, big data mining, data analysis and strong customer service to his clients. He has a full understanding of the full life cycle of remote sensing. He also has experience in learning and excelling at new technologies as needed. He is a resourceful investigator, a creative problem solver and a strong motivator. He likes to research new trends, analyzing information, and discovering new inspirations.

Kevin Gat

Kevin Gat has a Bachelor’s degree of Science Biology from the University of Nairobi with a passion for research and development (R&D).Gat has worked as a librarian at the UON Chiromo library. He is also passionate about matters affecting communities hence his participation in the anti-lead poisoning campaign held at the University of Nairobi in December 2018.

Kevin is an all-rounded individual with equal passion for extra-curricular activities. He has a brown belt in martial arts from Kenya Federation of Karate.

Phelister Nyanchama

Phelister is a  fifth year student at the University of Nairobi undertaking a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. She always purposes to achieve her full potential and perform with honesty and integrity in all her endeavors. She has previously served as the Academic Secretary Engineering Students Association in University of Nairobi 2017/2018. She was the chairperson during the first Engineering Students conference held in Kenya. She currently serves as a mentorship team member in Womeng Kenya. She has previously won awards such as the  first prize student energy challenge, 2018.  She was the team leader of a team that represented University of Nairobi in Unilever Idea Trophy Kenya 2016 finals. She is  a competitive person who believes in working as a team for the best results and she  is always at the fore front trying to push many boundaries so as to learn more, meet new people and try out new experiences.

 

Let’s see how this team works it out!

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