2019 Research Fair

2019 Research Fair

The Babcock University Annual Research Fair organized by the Research, Innovation and International Cooperation was held on April 17, 2019 at the Sylvanus Chioma Lecture Theatre Lobby. The following Schools participated in the fair; Benjamin Carson School of Medicine (Department of Anatomy , Department of Biochemistry), School of Science and Technology (Department of Agriculture, Department of Basic and Applied Sciences, Department of Microbiology), School of Computing and Engineering Sciences, School of Pub-lic and Allied Health (Department of Medical Laborato-ry Sciences & Department of Public Health).

The fair was declared opened by the Senior Vice-President Academics (Prof. Iheanyichukwu Okoro) who also represented the Vice Chancellor; Prof Ademola S. Tayo. The panel of Assessors included; Provost, College of Postgraduate Studies (Prof. Yacob Haliso), Head, De-partment of Pharmacology, Prof. Oladapo Walker, Prof. Dora Akinboye, Head, Department of Agriculture; Prof. Cyril Nwangburuka, Dean Veronica Adeleke School of Social Sciences, Dr Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso and Dr Seun Ebiesuwa. Also in attendance were Dean, School of Computing and Engineering Sciences (Prof. Oludele Awodele), Head, Department of Biochemistry; Dr. Godswill Anyasor, Prof Renner of the Paediatrics unit, BUTH, Prof. Olawale Omotosho and the President/Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ademola Tayo who later joined the fair.

Seventeen entries were recorded for the fair. The vari-ous groups in the fair showcased intriguing scientific projects during the exhibition. During the exhibition phase the participating groups explained the science and the impact of their pro-jects to the panel of assesors and the representatives of BU Administration led by the President/Vice-Chancellor. At the end of the exhibition, the best 3 pro-jects were announced as follows:

First Prize : Growth Performance, Blood Profile and Carcass characteristics of Broiler Chickens on Beetroot juice (Beta vulgaris) by Thomp-son Boluwatife and Akinyemi Tobi, supervised by Prof Grace O. Tayo and Prof O. A. Adeyemi.

 Second Prize: “Design of a Smart Estate” by Olasimbo Temilorun, Atin, Tariakibowei, Oyakilome Idialu. Supervised by Prof O. J. Omo-tosho.

Third Prize: “Gingerol Mediates the Insulin signaling in enhancing Cognitive Deficit” by Adegbenro Gbenga, supervised by Bejide Ronald and Olanrewaju John.

The winners were presented with gifts courtesy of Babcock University Administration through the RIIC Office. The New Horizon Consult also made a presentation of Tablets to the winner and the two runners up. All participants were awarded a certificate of participation.