In this motivation speech given to UG graduating students he emphasized on the pursuit of self-esteem, attitude and systemic thinking approaches and their motivational implications. He presented his speech in an elegant manner and the students were very happy about the perspectives he highlighted.

Research on self-esteem has mainly focused on people’s level of self-esteem, which entails the overall positivity or negativity towards the self. Contingent self-esteem (CSE) denotes the extent to which people base their self-worth on meeting certain internal or external standards and has been studied as both a global and domain-specific characteristic. He emphasized that as a prospective graduates you should know yourself. Knowing yourself is one of the most important steps in your career journey. To develop career ideas, you need to better understand your interests, values, strengths and skills and how they relate to meaningful work. አንተ የህይወትህ ቀራፂ ነህ ካለዛ ሌላ ሰው በጊዜህ ያቅድበታል፡፡

The second opinion he emphasized was students attitude. A positive attitude can directly impact the trajectory of your career, as you will be more motivated to work hard, try new things and further contribute to an organization's success. Thirdly, he emphasized on systems thinking approach and its implication on motivation. It is an approach based on the belief that the component parts of a system will act differently when isolated from the system’s environment. Standing in contrast to positivist and reductionist thinking, systems thinking sets out to view systems in a holistic manner. Consistent with systems philosophy, systems thinking concerns an understanding of a system by examining the linkages and interactions between the elements that comprise the whole of the system. Systems thinking in practice encourages us to explore inter-relationships (context and connections), perspectives (each actor has their own unique perception of the situation) and boundaries (agreeing on scope, scale and what might constitute an improvement). Systems thinking is particularly useful in addressing complex or wicked problem situations. In line with this, he emphasized on perseverance as an essential element when you need to achieve a high level of success. It doesn’t matter what your goal is or how long it takes you to reach that goal. The chances of your success depend largely on your willingness to persist and persevere.


Adama Science & Technology University is hosting the 2nd Silk Road Research Symposium on Advanced Manufacturing (SAM2019)!!
The title of the symposium, ‘Silk Road’, is derived from the trade routes established during the 2nd century BC to the 18th C at the beginning of the Han dynasty in China. Silk Road connects Asia with Persia, the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa, and southern Europe. Currently, the Belt & Road global development strategy has been adopted by China to develop infrastructure and investment in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas.
The 2nd Silk Road Research Symposium on Advanced Manufacturing is believed to remind the ancient trade connection between China and silk road countries and strengthen the Belt & Road initiative. The purpose of SAM2019 is to build one communication platform in the field of advanced manufacturing and thereby promote the technology exchange between Ethiopia & China. SAM2019 is the continuation of the 1st China-Vietnam Symposium on Precision Manufacturing (SAM2018) which was held in Vietnam.
In this conference, 15 distinguished professors from China, Australia, and India will make presentations besides the presentations from local researchers. In his opening speech, the guest of honor for the event, the state-minister of MoSHE, Dr. Samuel appreciated ASTU for organizing this timely symposium and underscored the need to communicate the developments to concerned industries in our country. Participants were drawn from industries, ministries & universities.

Adama Science and Technology University is proud to announce the development of the first Satellite Control Ground Station of Ethiopia. ASTU has got eight centers of excellence. Space Technology Institute is one of these CoE’s. This center is run by prof. Hongyul Paik, the former president of Korea aerospace research institute, who is now developing the satellite and remote sensing technologies for Ethiopia.

Thursday, 02 August 2018 21:38

ASTU Graduates Students in Various Fields of Study

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Adama Science & Technology University, colorfully graduated 1844 students on July 7, 2018. Out of the total number of graduates, 1769 saw through their undergraduate degrees while the remaining 75 were postgraduate of which one (1) student earned his PhD. The number of female graduates accounts 22%.
Guest of honor of the ceremony H.E. Dr. Engineer Getahun Mekuria, Minister of Science & Technology, handed out degrees and awards for most outstanding graduates.
Dr. Lemi Guta, President of Adama Science & Technology University, warmly congratulated the graduates and families. He stated that the university is taking the leading role in producing skilled manpower that can help to transform the country. He further reaffirmed that the university is diligently working to become research hub in science & technology.
The president also noted that the university is undertaking initiatives for improving, teaching-learning, university-industry linkage, research, community service, and technology transfer to make its contribution in accelerating the transformation of the country.
Extending his congratulation message to all graduates, H.E. Dr. Engineer Getahun Mekuria, Minister of Science & Technology, acknowledged ASTU’s unmatched contribution in producing skilled engineers for the country. He stated that the appointment of Dr. Abiy Ahmed as Prime Minister of the country has created conducive condition for galvanizing the economic development of the nation. He further noted that to emancipate the country from poverty and transform to holistic prosperity, the government has set strategies and policies that will pave the way for its achievement.
“The overall economic revolution underway in the country can be realized through well educated and competent manpower that can bring breakthrough in transforming the intended agrarian economy to industry led economy,” the minister stated.
Present on the ceremony were state ministers, bureau heads and invited guests. The program was televised live on OBN.


Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) hosts its 3rd National Exhibition entitled, “Science, technology and Innovation for Rapid Structural Transformation and Sustainable Development in Ethiopia.” The Exhibition was held from November 13-15, 2017 at MoST compound.
In the Exhibition, different public and private organizations participated. Researchers and innovators have shown their ability to create, develop and make practical use of new scientific discoveries that contribute for the national economic growth.
The exhibition was officially opened by Deputy Prime Minister, H.E Ato Demeke Mekonen. He said that public higher learning institutions, research institutes, private sectors constitute an essential part in creating new technologies and innovation. But they need to have closer links to business and the public sector in order to find practical applications for new scientific discoveries and to transfer knowledge. He also urged relevant government offices to establish value chain system for these public institutions and private sectors.
Exhibition presenters from Adama Science and Technology University displayed multipurpose cutting and grinding machine for ceramic, terrazzo, tiles, metals, wood and floor covering materials, ceramic water filter, automated electronic switch, vital event recording software, health center clinic management system and different architectural models.
H.E Eng. Dr. Getahun Mekuriya, Minister for Ministry of Science and Technology mentioned that the Ministry is providing substantial research to researchers and innovators once their proposal is accepted and believed to support the socio economic development of the country. He added that identifying successful innovative ideas and spreading of best practices among universities, research institutes and the society at large would be given much attention by the Ministry.
The exhibition was concluded on November 18, 2017 at African Union Hall by awarding best researchers and innovators from different public and private sectors.

Adama Science and Technology University Students have supported people evacuated from the Oromia and Ethiopian Somali regions boarder due-to conflict.
The students have made the support by saving about 322,560 birr from their lunch budget and collecting 33,295 birr through fund raising campaign from limited money sent them from their parents to reach for the victims residing at different stations in Adama City.
Representatives of the students have handed over the collected items to H.E W/ro Adanech Abebe, Mayor of Adama City, in the presence of H.E Dr. Eng. Gethaun Mekuria, Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr. Lemi Guta, President of Adama Science and Technology University and other government officials.
According to Megerssa Diriba, one of the students’ representatives, food, bottled water, canned nutritional milk, food oil, clothes, sanitary materials, and exercise books are donated to the victims. He added that students will keep on engaging in such kind of humanitarian activities.
H.E Dr. Eng. Gethaun Mekuria acknowledged the students’ effort which he said could be taken as the best model to other Higher Learning Institutions students in Ethiopia.
President of the University, Dr. Lemi Guta, has also appreciated the students for their self initiative humanitarian activity and promised to continuously support the victims in their future endeavors.
It is recalled that, the university has donated 5.6 million birr from monthly salary of its academic and admin staff. It has also supported 65 beds, 135 mattresses, 80 food plates and 24 cooking dishes. On top of money and material support, the university has assigned health and sanitary personnel that would serve the victims in Adama City.
On the occasion, students have shown their compassion by visiting the victims in their respective shades, cleaning the compound and washing the victims’ clothes.
Mayor of Adama City, H.E W/Zo Adanech Habebe expressing her gratitude for the love and the heart of humanity the students as part of the new generations have shown said, the regional government is working to settle the innocent people evacuated from their resource and family without committing any crime. She remarked that there is nothing impossible to be changed if people with positive minds are united to do good things like standing by the victims of the illegal eviction.

Ethiopian Space Science Society in collaboration with Astrobus Ethiopia Project outreach Program has successfully conducted one day conference at Adama Science and Technology University, Café Number 1 meeting hall.
Organizers of the event explained that Astrobus-Ethiopia is a mobile astronomy outreach program that is carried out by driving a bus to travel three main cities (Adama, Hawassa, and Addis Ababa) and six towns starting from October 21, 2017. The program was organized by a group of Ethiopian astronomers currently working in South Africa, Europe, and America.
, Dr. Lemi Guta, President of the Adama Science and Technology University in his opening speech on the occasion mentioned that Astrobus Ethiopia project is aimed to promote the education of astronomy, technology and scientific thinking among the society. He added that ASTU Space Technology Institute is also working hard in making the Nano satellite sharing the experience from researchers and professors invited from the Republic of Korea.
According to Dr. Yabebal Fantaye, a cosmologist with main focus on the analysis of the cosmic microwave background data and staff member of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, the campaign is expected to promote astronomy Education and Public Outreach (EPO), and stimulate a culture of scientific thinking through the use of exciting astronomy activities, develop astronomy outreach material in two major Ethiopian languages (Amharic and Affan Oromo), inspire the youth by interacting with role model scientists, develop a network of outreach programs and establish astronomy research collaboration internationally.
Dr. Nebiha Shafi, an astrophysicist with extensive experience in radio astronomy and postdoctoral researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa said that, the team will also make public interaction in main squares, and provide science counseling and advertise science fair.
The activities during the program include lectures about the universe, galaxy, and the solar system, and sky watching sessions where invited people look at the stars, the moon and planets through small telescopes. She said that the idea is an effective approach to reach out the general public in a creative and inspiring way for promoting astronomy and in general igniting scientific curiosity which in turn drives socio-economic development in Ethiopia.
It was mentioned that Astrobus Ethiopia Project outreach program was planned to be held for ten consecutive days (from October 20, 2017 to October 29, 2017).


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