Dr. Osatohanmwen Osemwengie is a native of Benin, Edo state but left the country in the mid 80s and now lives in Texas, USA. He was an administrator at the College of Education, Benin City. There, he was recognized as the Educator of the Year for securing funding used to design and implement pre-service teacher education programs.
He has four graduate degrees, a Doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Cincinnati. He got his 5th and 6th Master’s degree in software engineering at Regis University and Information Systems at the Keller Graduate School of Management and started his 7th master degree in January, 2017.
He served as the Administrator of the Columbus City School System from 1992 to 2011, where he coordinated staff and student recruitment. He taught for five years (1987- 1992) in the aforementioned school district.
In 2011, he founded the “world’s first tuition free, engineering degree-granting university,” Open Robotics University. The University, which was powered by Google+, awards bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees in robotics engineering for free. The university headquarters is in Ohio. Open Robotics University currently has students in 45 cities in 25 countries.
He was a facilitator for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – sponsored Ohio Leadership for Integrating Technology Initiative (OLIT). He trained elementary, middle, high school principals and assistant principals to facilitate the integration of technology into teaching and learning process workshops and seminars, coached robotics and served as software engineering mentors to robotics teams. He was selected in 2008 to present at the world robotics championships.
He has been an integral member of the American armed forces, building drones for the United States Army. These drones are used for surveillance to gather important information, as well as take out terrorist camps. He is currently working on a military game and collision avoidance software for drones. He keeps a low profile.