Really awesome people dedicate their time and effort to assist and lend a helping hand to their fellow learners all around the world
Our spotlight this week is on Equere Ubong Imeh, who is a Mentor for 3D Printing Applications.
Share something about yourself
My name is Equere Ubong Imeh but I also go by the name Mr Lambo. I have a B.Eng. in Agricultural Engineering. I am a Nigerian living in Lagos, Nigeria. My parents are both Lecturers and I am the youngest with one brother and one sister. I love to read educational books and articles especially in the areas of 3D printing and Internet. I also enjoy playing basketball, football and lawn tennis.
What was your first Coursera course, how did you find out about it and why did you decide to take it?
My first Coursera course was the 3D Printing Revolution course by The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Aric Rindfleisch as the Course Instructor. I had just recently learnt about 3D Printing and I wanted to get a better understanding of the technology. I always knew about Coursera but I hadn’t explored it until then. I found the perfect course on Coursera and I decided to take the course which gave me an unforgettable introduction to the world of 3D printing.
What impact have Coursera courses had on your life?
Coursera has had a huge impact on my life in terms of making high quality education by great instructors easily accessible to me and also providing me with the opportunity to meet and interact with a wonderful international community of learners and Mentors.
Because of Coursera, I was able to take my first step in to the world of 3D Printing without too much trouble and become part of the makers movement.
Which course do you Mentor? What do you like most about the course?
I currently mentor in the 3D Printing Applications course by The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Vishal Sachdev as the course instructor. What I like most about the course is the wealth of the information being shared with all the learners. All the information is very up to date, relevant, valid and practical. You can take a class today and practice what you learn as soon as the class is over.
The course provides learners with entrepreneurial and volunteer opportunities that exist in our immediate surroundings. The course also presents interviews with the key players and practitioners in the 3D printing industry.
How did you decide to become a Mentor?
After I earned a course certificate in the 3D Printing Applications course, I received a congratulatory email that introduced the opportunity to Mentor to me and I liked the idea of helping new learners especially in the area of 3D printing which is still a new area to many. So I decided to take the training and become a Coursera Community Mentor. Today, I’m glad I made that choice.
What does the Coursera Mentor community mean to you?
The Coursera Mentor Community means a lot to me, especially connecting me to a network of helpers. A bunch of really awesome people all around the world who dedicate their time and effort to assist and lend a helping hand to their fellow learner and facilitate the learning process make Mentoring very enjoyable. The training is also very valuable in preparing the Mentors for their role. I am proud and honored to be a part of the Coursera Mentor Community today.