Three students from the School of Science and Technology selected to take part in the Red Bull Basement Competition
By Brenda Odhiambo
Three students from the School of Science and Technology have been selected as part of the 85 teams that are representing Kenya in the Red Bull basement, a competition that sees University students from around the globe share innovative ways to use technology to bring about positive change.
The competition, which was launched in 2015, will be held virtually this year, in keeping with the global restrictions to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizers hope that a virtual event, which breaks down location and physical barriers to entry will spur participants to come up with a wider array of innovative ideas.
The students who are in the running to represent the country, and also representing USIU-Africa are:
The voting process is currently closed, with selection of the best projects by a local panel of judges closing on November 1. The shortlisted projects will be presented at the Global Workshop, scheduled to run from December 11 to December 13, 2020, and preceded by a Development phase from November 2 to December 10. This will culminate into the Final Pitch, to be held on December 13, where one idea will be crowned as the “Best Idea of 2020”.The students will be competing against their peers from other local universities, including the University of Nairobi, Maseno University, JKUAT, Strathmore, among others.