Abisola Kusimo

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Abisola  Kusimo

Abisola Kusimo hails from New Jersey by way of her parent’s immigration from Nigeria to the U.S. in the 70s and 80s. Currently, Abisola is a Mechanical Engineering PhD candidate with a Management Science and Engineering PhD minor at Stanford University. She also holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, with triple minors in Rhetoric Communication, Engineering Leadership, and Technology Entrepreneurship, from the University of Maryland College Park.

At Stanford, Abisola co-founded the Africa Development Scholars group, an interdisciplinary graduate-level workshop that centers students engaged in critical scholarship on the continent; it is sponsored by the Stanford King Center on Global Development. In 2018, she co-facilitated a weeklong training on 3D printing, computer-aided modeling, and robotics for over 200 primary and secondary school teachers in Ghana and Nigeria as part of a larger multi-country initiative.
Her research focuses on developing culturally-relevant techniques for scaling industrialization and supporting high-value added manufacturing processes in West Africa.


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Organizational Scaling, Fabrication, Technical Occupations, Expertise, Novices, Manufacturing