By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 17 March 2015:
A Libyan engineering student in the US has been recognised for her work on a . . .[restrict]new system to help the visually-impaired, using intelligent design.
Wafa Elmannai was been awarded one of Connecticut’s 2015 Women in Innovation prizes, given to those who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. She is a computer science and engineering doctoral student at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
Elmannai has previously been awarded the Big Data Analytic Award by the American Society for Engineering Education for her research in the field of computer science. She was also won numerous honours at her university.
This week two other Libyans living abroad made headlines for their innovations in science and medicine. Sarah Sobka, a Libyan student living in the UK, won an award in science, while Ahmed Nagiati El-Amir was recognised for his work in the field of ophthalmology. [/restrict]