Missouri S&T student wins Top 10 Inspirational Women in Mining Ghana honor  

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On June 17, 2024

Rosebella Osei. Photo courtesy of Osei. 

Rosebella Osei. Photo courtesy of Osei. 

A Missouri S&T Ph.D. student studying engineering management has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Inspirational Women in Mining Ghana.  
“Receiving this honor is inspiring to me, and I hope it will be inspiring to other women as well,” says Rosebella Osei. “It helps me know that my work to this point has been recognized, and it makes me excited to do even more work to improve mining moving forward.”  
The honor was presented at the 2024 Women in Mining Ghana conference earlier this month.  
Osei, who moved to S&T’s Rolla, Missouri, campus to begin her doctoral studies in January 2024, is studying engineering management and focusing on continuous improvement in mine operations. She examines change management strategies and considers how artificial intelligence and robotics could benefit mining.  
From 2014 to 2023, Osei worked in business improvement roles in the mining industry in Ghana, and she has served as head of strategy for the International Women in Mining (WIM) organization since 2022. She also helps oversee the International WIM Alliance, which brings together WIM organizations globally with a shared platform.  
Her mining and business operations work has taken her to locations around the globe, such as Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Ghana, the Netherlands, Nigeria, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.   
Osei holds a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. She earned a master’s degree with distinction in international business management from the University of the West of England, where she also won an Airbus award as the top student in her class. Her bachelor’s degree in business administration is from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana.  
“Mining has evolved so much over the years,” she says. “With all the new technology used in the field, women can make major contributions that do not require the physicality that was once associated with the industry. I hope to continue inspiring young women to explore this field and see where it takes them.”  
Osei’s research supervisors are Dr. Venkat Allada, professor of engineering management and systems engineering, and Dr. Samuel Frimpong, S&T’s vice provost for graduate education and a professor of mining and explosives engineering.

About Missouri S&T

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students located in Rolla, Missouri. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T offers over 100 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top public universities for salary impact, according to the Wall Street Journal. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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  • Ophelia Mamle Teye-Wayo says:

    This is very inspiring and great achievement. Looking forward to be in Missouri to study in such a great school. I have been admitted, preparing for a visa.