Director, TechQuest STEM Academy Researcher
“Meet Dr. Itoro Emembolu, a remarkable Director at TechQuest STEM Academy, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing STEM education across Africa. Through their digital skills and capability building programs, they have made a significant impact on the lives of over 35,000 people (https://tqstem.org/).
With an impressive career spanning over 18 years, Dr. Emembolu has excelled in various areas, including Research and Education, Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluations (Impact and Process Evaluations), Programme Design and Implementation, Business Strategy, Knowledge Management, and Data Analysis.
Her academic accomplishments are equally impressive, holding degrees from prestigious institutions worldwide. She earned her B.Eng (Honors) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria; an MSc (Honors) in International Business, Energy & Petroleum from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland; an MPhil in Management (Strategic Management) from Lagos Business School, Pan Atlantic University, Nigeria; and a PhD in Computer Networks and Security from Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom. Her PhD research focused on the impact evaluations of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) interventions, reflecting her commitment to advancing STEM education.
Dr. Emembolu’s career journey includes roles in the telecommunication sector, research positions, and a directorship at Crestsage Limited, an IT architecture service provider in Nigeria. She has contributed to numerous academic publications and non-academic articles, showcasing her expertise and dedication to knowledge dissemination.
As an active member of various professional societies and associations, including the UK Evaluation Society, Energy Institute (UK), British Education Research Association, IEEE Education Society, IEEE Women in Engineering, IEEE Young Professionals, and the British Academy of Management, she remains at the forefront of her field.
Notably, Dr. Emembolu is a sought-after speaker at seminars and events across Africa and Europe, where she shares her insights and expertise, inspiring others in the field of STEM and education.
Dr. Itoro Emembolu’s impact and contributions in STEM education and research are profound, and her dedication to empowering individuals through knowledge and skills will continue to shape the future of education and technology in Africa and beyond.”