At the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative meeting, Ashesi announced a bold new commitment.
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Seattle, WA— September 23, 2014 — At the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York today, Patrick Awuah, Founder and President of Ashesi University, announced a new Commitment to Action: to add a new engineering major at Ashesi, with a goal of recruiting equal numbers of outstanding African women and men to this innovative program. Watch the video below (tune in to the 59:22 min. mark to hear Patrick’s address).
Watch announcement coverage live! Tuesday, Sept. 23 11am ET-12:30 pm ET Tomorrow, Patrick Awuah, Ashesi University Founder and President will announce on stage at CGI Ashesi’s Commitment to Action related to women in our new engineering program. Watch here!
Last month, Dr. Ayorkor Korsah was interviewed by Talking Heads contributor Yewande Omotose about her love of math and science and her deep appreciation of engineering, robotics, algorithms and teaching. Talking Heads profiles some of the extraordinary Africans making meaningful contributions to their communities.* We are proud to have Dr. Korsah featured. Listen below.