The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) College of Engineering is working on a collaborative multi-disciplinary research to come out with effective ways in dealing with environmental pollution.
The project is being carried out under the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP), a scholar fellowship programme for educational projects at African higher institutions.
Professor Samuel Innocent Ampadu, Provost of the College, addressing the 46th Congregation of the College in Kumasi, said the project had been structured to assist KNUST build capacity in the application of geophysics to deal with environmental pollution and its human health related issues.
The Provost, who is the leader of the project, said the new post-graduate programme in Geophysical Engineering, is expected to be evolved for academic purposes this year.
The College with support from some renowned scientists would develop a curriculum to help students utilize the expertise in geophysics to identify and exploit mineral deposits, ground water, oil and gas deposits in Ghana.
Developing quality research proposals in areas of applied geo-physics and geo-environmental engineering that can effectively deal with environmental degradation, is another objective of the programme.
The KNUST project will bring together African Diaspora scholars to work together on curriculum co-development, graduate teaching, training and mentoring.
The Provost announced that the College would in August, this year, organize the first International Conference on Engineering, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship to share knowledge and research development in those areas.
“Promoting Creativity and Innovation through Engineering Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship” is the theme for the conference.
The Congregation saw a total of 953 Engineering students graduating, with 91 passing out with First Class. GNA