Philip Emeagwali — Nigerian Scientist

Philip Emeagwali is an African inventor and scientist. He has been living in the United States for many years. He won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize for price-performance in high-performance computing applications, in an oil reservoir modeling calculation using a novel mathematical formulation and implementation... (wikipedia)

When I enrolled in college at age 19, I had a total of eight years of formal classroom education. As a result, I was not comfortable with formal lectures and receiving regular homework assignments.
Nigeria is a West African nation of over 100 million energetic people. It is endowed with lots of natural resources but lacks human resources.
The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.
The greatest grand challenge for any scientist is discovering how to prevent the spread of HIV and finding the cure or an effective vaccine for AIDS.
The hardship of living in a refugee camp made me psychologically strong.