Zambian national Dr Anthony Ng’oma awarded the Scientist of the Year award in the United States

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February 12, 2014 - 2014 Scientist of the Year award winner Dr Anthony Ng'oma has called for increased support to young people to develop interest in the science field.

Dr Ng'oma noted that although producing amazing scientific and technological inventions is awesome, there was nothing more powerful than helping to create a new breed of scientists and engineers.

Dr Ng'oma was speaking at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel in Washington DC when he received the Scientist of the year award at the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) awards.

He observed that there were many young people who either don't know how exciting science and technology were, or who needed support and guidance.

"There are many more who desire to have just that opportunity to demonstrate their skills and prove themselves. There is no greater contribution any of us can make to science and technology than to help empower our young people and those new to science to be successful. "Dr Ng'oma said.

And speaking at the same function 2013 Scientist of the year award winner Corlis Murray who gave the keynote address, urged fellow scientists to mentor young people in communities.

"As we look at giving back, we must reach deeper into our communities, into our schools, and re-energize and ignite greater passion for math and science among our youth. " Dr Murray noted said.

Dr Ng'oma holds several international degrees in Electronics, Telecommunications and Engineering and a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering. He has authored and co-authored more than 75 technical publications. He is a research associate and research manager with Corning Inc.