Four University Teams win Raspberry Pi Student-Owned Laboratory KENET Mini-Grants

Out of ten highly competitive proposals from different institutions competing for the award of the Raspberry Pi project grant, four proposals won $10,000 mini-grant award each! The winning proposals were; ‘Re-imagining electrical engineering education using Raspberry Pi” from Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology; the project is led by Dr. Ciira Maina a lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, “Use of Raspberry Pi in teaching ICT courses at Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST)” from MUST; the project is led by Mr. Daniel Maitethia a lecturer in the Department of Physical Sciences, “Leveraging the Raspberry Pi kit for laboratory experiments” from United States International University (USIU) – Africa; the project is led by Dr. Sylvester Namuye a lecturer in the School of Science and Technology and “Integration of the Raspberry Pi or equivalent low cost computers as student-owned teaching labs for engineering” from the University of Nairobi (UoN); the project is led by Prof. Ouma Absalom a lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering. (

The Raspberry Pi is a cheap and powerful microprocessor with much functionality of a modern computer. It has the potential to revolutionize electrical engineering education due to its low cost, small size and increased computing power. The projects kicked-off on February 1, 2015 and are