15 things you probably don't know about Dr. Elsie Effah-Kaufmann, who is in charge of the NSMQ quiz.


Dr. Elsie-Effah-Kaufmann is the longest-serving quiz master for the NSMQ. She has been running the competition since 2006 and does so with grace, intelligence, and respect. 

This edition may tell you 15 things about Elsie Effah-Kaufmann that you may not have heard or read before. This will help you learn more about her. 

Elsie Effah Kaufmann is a biomedical engineer and professor from Ghana. She also runs the National Science and Maths Quiz. 

Before Elsie Kaufmann took over in 2006, the quiz mistress was either Marian Ewurama Addy from 1993 to 2000 or Eureka Emefa Adomako from 2001 to 2005. 

Kaufmann went to the Aburi Girls Senior High School for her high school years. 

In 1988, she went to the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales to get her International Baccalaureate Diploma. 

She went on to get her Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE), Master of Science in Engineering (MSE), and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. 

From May 1998 to June 2001, Kaufmann worked as a Research Supervisor in the Department of Chemistry at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA. Before that, he worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. 

She also taught at the University of Ghana and was the first head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (2006–2012, 2014–2016). 

Kaufmann was a Fellow of the Leadership Foundation of the International Women's Forum. In 2009, she won the Best Teacher Award for the Sciences from the University of Ghana. 

She was given a fellowship from the International Women's Forum Leadership Foundation in 2011 and a prize for education in Ghana at the 2017 Impact Africa Summit. 

She is also the first woman to win the National Society of Black Engineers' (NSBE) 2018 Golden Torch Award for International Academic Leadership at the 44th Annual Conference in the United States of America. 

She also won the 2018 Golden T.O.R.C.H. (Technical Outreach and Community Help) Award for International Academic Leadership from the National Society of Black Engineers. This award was given to her for her outstanding support of academics on an international level and her dedication to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. 

Dr. Effah Kaufmann is on the boards of the African Gifted Foundation Ghana (African Science Academy) and the British International School-Ghana. 

She is in charge of the Ghana Society of Biomedical Engineers at the moment. 

Her teaching and research are mostly about Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, and how to use concepts from Biomedical Engineering to solve problems in Ghana. 

Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann is the Dean of Engineering Studies at the University of Ghana and an Associate Professor at the School of Biomedical Studies at the same university. 

16. Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann is divorced and doesn't know the names of her three kids.


Source: Ghpage.com

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