Botstiber Scholars Program: Botstiber Scholars win $10,000 for their AI Project

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Botstiber Scholars, Edward Amoah and Benson Wainaina, and their partners received $10,000 for winning the Education Category of the Penn State AI Nittany Challenge. Their Artificial Intelligence project called “nyansapo” which means wisdom in Amoah’s native language, will help literacy in developing countries.

Edward Amoah, who originates from Ghana, is a recent Penn State graduate who majored in Computer Engineering. Edward was one of the four Class of 2020 Botstiber Scholars who graduated from Penn State in Spring 2020.

“Schools are closed, but we can still keep on giving kids some engagement and help them with their numeracy and literacy levels,” Amoa said. To learn more about Edward Amoah, view his Botstiber profile.

Benson Wainaina, also a Botstiber Scholar, is a senior at Penn State, studying Computational Data Science. To learn more about Benson Wainaina, view his Botstiber profile.

To learn more about his AI Project at Penn State, visit PSU’s website or CBS WTAJ’s website.