It is my joy and pleasure to introduce to The Student Engineer Journal 2018/2019 issue. We, the editoria lboard, focused on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s flagship project as the theme.This is one of two issues published with each focusing on two pillars of The Big 4 Agenda. This issue focused on solutions for Affordable Housing, Universal Health Care and Aviation as submitted by Engineering students across the country.
It is my joy and pleasure to introduce to The Student Engineer Journal 2018/2019 issue. We, the editorial board, focused on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s flagship project as the theme. This is one of two issues published with each focusing on two pillars of The Big 4 Agenda. This issue covers solutions obtained from engineering students across the country on Manufacturing, Food Security and Aviation Engineering.
With pleasure, allow me to introduce you to the 2018 edition of The Student Engineer Journal. This issue of the journal linchpins on Future Transport and Communication. Prior to the publication of this issue, we launched an Article
Writing Competition and invited all engineering students across the country to submit articles on the theme. We received over 100 articles, all of which presented
diverse and innovative ideas around our theme. What you are about to read is the crème de la crème of the articles, as shortlisted by the Editorial Board.
The Internet of things has the potential to change the world just as the internet did. Maybe even more so.” According to a new global study, more than three quarters of
businesses (76%) say the internet of things (IoT) will drive future success. IoT is therefore without a doubt the next big thing and as engineers we should ensure we
keep up with the times by thinking about solutions to challenges.
In this issue, we have effectively incised Geographical Information systems well known as GIS and dominantly thought to be a restricted Geospatial Discipline. Well, this issue demystifies that innuendo. For students keen on programming and online mapping this is a field you should venture in. For those in Civil Engineering, mapping and GIS tools are necessary and unavoidable. The same is in play for the students in Environmental and Bio-systems engineering.
The renewable energy sector in Kenya is among the most active in Africa. In Kenya, investment grew from virtually zero in 2009 to US$1.3 billion in 2010 across technologies such as wind, geothermal, small-scale hydro and biofuels. This is not saying that Kenya was never active in the renewable energy sector. Kenya is Africa's first geothermal power producer and leads Africa in the number of solar power systems installed per capita. It is still the largest producer of geothermal power in Africa today at 200 MW with only one other African country producing geothermal power, Ethiopia. Connectivity to the national grid in Kenya currently stands at 28%. In 2011, Kenya was also the first country in Africa to open a carbon exchange.
Five months into a new government and the energy and general atmosphere in the
country is not only full of optimism, but also great anticipation to see what the next few years will be like. Judging from the recent budget speech, those of us in the engineering community have lots of reasons to be excited about the current financial year. This is mainly because a large chunk of the budgetary allocation
went to infrastructure development in almost all sectors of the economy.
Cost of energy increases by day and industries are forced to be more efficient
in their operations. Check out how this can be taken care of through automation.
If you have always wondered how the car you board is able to move back and forth,
wonder no more because it only has an engine whose working is explained herein.