Nigerian Oluwami Dosunmu-Ogunjobi emerges first black woman to bag PhD in Robotics at Michigan University

A Nigerian female engineer, Oluwami Dosunmu-Ogunbi, has made history by becoming the first black woman to earn a doctorate degree known as PhD in Robotics at the University of Michigan, United States.

Dosunmu-Ogunjobi made this known on Saturday while speaking at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering convocation, on the roles of mentors and advocates in realizing her aspirations.

Robotics is the interdisciplinary study and practice of robot design, construction, operation, and use. Within mechanical engineering, robotics is the design and construction of the physical structures of robots, while in computer science, robotics focuses on robotic automation algorithms

Oluwami, shortened as Wami, a daughter of Nigerian immigrants Dosunmu-Ogunbi, in the US, was elated about her remarkable feat, as she asserted, “I am the first Black woman to get a PhD in Robotics at the University of Michigan.”