Philip Emeagwali, biography, A Father of the Internet, supercomputer pioneer, Nigerian scientist, inventor

Celebrating Your Gifts,
Charting Your Future

Enter to win a conversation and school visit from Emeagwali.


If you are doing a school report on Emeagwali, here's your chance to get to know him even better.

Some schools have made this a school-wide contest to win an inventor visit by Emeagwali! The contest information should be sent home with students and the rules are posted at The more entries your school send in, the better your chance of winning!

Just email a copy of your report to the curator, Dr. Donita Brown.

Emeagwali visits Garfield Park School, Willinboro, New Jersey

Philip and Dale Emeagwali with students that were bused to his talk at Campion College [Kingston, Jamaica, March 26, 2001]

Emeagwali was mobbed for his autographs at Montego Bay, Jamaica [March 21, 2001]

Emeagwali spent three hours signing his autographs at Campion College, Kingston, Jamaica [March 26, 2001]

Emeagwali's question and answer session at Northern Caribbean University [March 22, 2001]

Student asks Emeagwali a question [Northern Caribbean University, March 22, 2001]


ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open only to legal U.S. residents residing in the 50 United States.

HOW TO WIN: One monthly winner will be selected from all entries by Dr. Donita Brown. Entries must be emailed to is not responsible for lost or misdirected email. The name and likeness of winners may be posted on All entries become the property of

PRIZES: will notify the selected winner. The winners will have 30 days after notification to respond for collection of the prize. The monthly winners will receive a telephone call from Emeagwali for up to 15 minutes. The grand prize will be judged by a panel to include Emeagwali and four school teachers. The grand prize will be an all-expenses paid school visit by Emeagwali, including lunch with the winner and his/her classmates.

HOW TO ENTER: Email or use the form below to submit your essay at any time.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.


Philip Emeagwali and Robert Matthews (20890 bytes)

First, get your parent's and/or teacher's permission before entering this contest. Second, simply fill out the form below or click the email link below to send an email to Dr. Donita Brown.

Please include the following information about yourself:

  1. Your name and home (weekend) telephone number
  2. The name, telephone number, and address of your school
  3. The copy of your essay and/or the Web address.

Your Email:

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Please send your ideas and suggestions to Dr. Donita Brown at 443-850-0850; fax/voicemail 413-521-3764; email