Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu bags, a remarkable 22-year-old woman, received her Ph.D in biomedical engineering from the University of California in the United States.⁶
Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu, a native of Nigeria, had a stellar academic career. At the age of 14, she was accepted to Howard University in Washington, DC, where she earned a bachelor’s degree.
At the age of 18, she finally completed her degree in chemical engineering and was awarded a master’s and doctoral scholarship to study bioengineering and biomedical engineering.
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Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu does not consider herself a genius despite her outstanding academic accomplishments.
My degree was the most challenging thing I’ve done
“I have always been somewhat academically gifted. But, I would not describe myself as a genius. I just found the right information and made use of it. My parents are also instrumental to that. My mum would look for information and act on it.”
At the tender age of 22, Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu ultimately completed her PhD in bioengineering and biomedical engineering in 2022.
She declared her Degree to be the most trying and difficult thing she had ever put herself through in a LinkedIn post congratulating herself on her accomplishment.
“With all sincerity, this Ph.D. journey was THE most stressful and challenging thing I have EVER put myself through. They say when you do a Ph.D. you learn to fail….they ain’t never told a lie for real y’all,” she said.
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Black woman earns Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, sets new record
Meanwhile, a black genius lady has set another great record at the University of Florida as she became the first black person to earn Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering at just 27 years old.
The lady, Charlyne Smith moved to the United States in 2012, where she got her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Mathematics at the Coppin State University in Baltimore in 2017.
Her love for nuclear Engineering was ignited when she met a nuclear scientist Dr. Nickie Peters at a Coppin State University alumni event.