Civil engineering grad awarded prestigious scholarship

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Musa Chunge, who will convocate with a BASc in civil engineering next month, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which is one of the most prestigious international scholarships.   

Chunge was one of 51 recipients out of more than 3,500 applicants who were evaluated on criteria such as outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, commitment to improving the lives of others, and a good fit between the applicant's qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate program at Cambridge for which the individual applied.

Chunge’s research interests are the advancement of construction technology and the concept of morphing structures or structural muscles. He will be pursuing an MPhil in Engineering at Cambridge.

The scholarship program was established in 2000 when the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated $210M to the University of Cambridge.

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