Female Trio Wins Safaricom Technovation Challenge

Top female students, Nancy Adhiambo (Right), Caroline Kimathi (Second Right) and Pauline Mbabu (Second Left) recieve a trophy after winning the Technovation Challenge, Kenya awards

Top female students, Nancy Adhiambo (Right), Caroline Kimathi (Second Right) and Pauline Mbabu (Second Left) recieve a trophy after winning the Technovation Challenge, Kenya awards

Three JKUAT female students Tuesday May 27, 2014 won the Safaricom Technovation Challenge, for developing a mosquito repellent application dubbed Quitmosquito. The Second year Computer Science majors comprising Pauline Mbabu, Caroline Kimathi and Nancy Adhiambo emerged top with their innovation that employs ultrasonic sound frequencies to cause stress to mosquitoes, hence keeping them at bay. The App also integrates a music player for entertainment and to minimize user irritation at low frequencies.

The award saw the creative minds each pocket a tablet, certificate and trophy besides wining the School of Computing and Information Technology six desktop computers. The trio has also entered their innovation in the global Technovation Challenge, to be held in San Francisco, United States of America.

Their story was also featured on KTN

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