- A 22-year-old Nigerian woman has earned her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California
- She started her academic journey at 14, when she moved to the US and graduated with honors in Chemical Engineering from Howard University at 18
- She then received scholarships to pursue her Master’s and PhD degrees in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
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Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu, a 22-year-old Nigerian woman, has made history by earning her PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California in the US.
She is one of the youngest PhD holders in the country and a shining example of academic excellence.
Journey to success
Nkechinyere's journey to success began when she was only 14 years old.
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She left her home country and moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled in Howard University for her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.
She graduated with honors at the age of 18 and received scholarships to pursue her Master’s and PhD degrees in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Nkechinyere said that her passion for science and engineering was inspired by her father, who is also an engineer.
She also credited her mother for being supportive and resourceful throughout her education.
She said that she did not consider herself a genius, but rather a hardworking and determined person who sought out the right information and opportunities.
“I have always possessed a certain level of academic giftedness. However, I wouldn’t describe myself as a genius. I simply sought out the right information and made use of it. My parents played a vital role in this. My mother would actively seek out information and take action,” she was quoted to have said.
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Nkechinyere's remarkable achievement has inspired many people around the world, especially young women who aspire to pursue careers in science and engineering.
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Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
Blessed Emmanuel said:
"Baby Igbo girl we are so proud of you. God bless your career."
Chibundu Onuigbo wrote:
Sebastien Ayikwereh commented:
"She will earn up in the west because Nigeria, just like other African countries, will not give her the opportunity to showcase her talents. We are cursed!"
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