Vice Chancellor, Summit University, Kwara State, Abiodun Musa Aibinu has called on undergraduates to cultivate the habit of active learning and growth mindset.
Aibinu stated this during the inaugural retreat for the Audacious Innovation and Advanced Science Research Group (IASRG) and Artificial Intelligence for Females in (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (AI4FS), themed Active learning with growth mindset, which is aimed at educating team members on importance of learning for implementation and not just for knowledge.
He said that the retreat was also to evaluate the team activities for 2022, set Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for 2023 and develop group and personal plan/KPI for the current year.
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He reminded participants that the AI4FS project is aimed at developing innovation and inventions that would be changing the way we gain knowledge, acquire skills, work in the industry, develop our curriculum and provide gender inclusiveness in STEM in the country.
Aibinu, a professor of Mechatronics Engineering, further presented an overview of his mandate on growing research, innovation and development at the institution within four years which includes introducing grantsmanship and mentoring scheme, setting up four research groups with provision of appropriate facilities, and promoting research-based teaching for sustainable and societal development.
He also outlined the 2023 KPI for the research group which includes, Growing research proposal success rate from five to 10 per cent, generating $1,500, in research grants, moving from non-indexed publishing to ISI indexed publishing minimum of Q3 journals, have an income-generating registered startup company on the campus, fostering membership drive (quality over quantity), doubling the number of industry collaborators and extending invitation to other institutions.