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Nigerian Oluwami Dosunmu-Ogunjobi Emerges First Black Woman to Bag PhD in Robotics at Michigan University.

Dosunmu-Ogunjobi, also known as Wami, is a daughter of Nigerian immigrants in the United States.

Nigerian-born Oluwami Dosunmu-Ogunjobi has made history by becoming the first black woman to earn a PhD in Robotics from the prestigious University of Michigan. This remarkable feat marks a significant milestone in the field of robotics and serves as an inspiration to individuals from underrepresented groups to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

A Trailblazer in Robotics

Dosunmu-Ogunjobi’s research focuses on the design, construction, operation, and use of robots, with a particular emphasis on mechanical engineering and computer science aspects of robotics. As a pioneer in her field, she has paved the way for future generations of black women to pursue careers in robotics and other STEM fields.

A Shining Example of Excellence

Dosunmu-Ogunjobi’s accomplishment is not limited to her academic achievements. She has also been recognized for her advocacy and commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. 

Her dedication to honoring and advocating for the intersectional nature of students’ identities has earned her the Intersectional Advocacy Award. Her involvement in initiatives such as “Girls Who Code” has inspired young girls to pursue careers in technology and engineering.

A Role Model for Future Generations

Dosunmu-Ogunjobi’s achievement serves as a powerful reminder that individuals from underrepresented groups can excel in STEM fields. Her success is a testament to the importance of representation, mentorship, and advocacy in promoting diversity and inclusion. 

As a role model, she has demonstrated that with hard work, determination, and support, individuals can overcome barriers and achieve greatness.

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