AAU organized the 11th IEEE UAE Student Day 2016
In the context of supporting the student projects, Al Ain University organized the 11th IEEE UAE Student Day 2016 at the new Campus at Mohammad Bin Zayed City – Abu Dhabi. The opening ceremony was attended by Dr. Noor El Deen Atatreh -AAU Chancellor, Prof. Abdulhafeed Belarabi –AAU Vice President, Dr. Wathiq Mansoor -Steering Committee Chair, Dr. Pedro Banda -DEWA R&D Director, a number of participants students in the competition from different universities and visitors from inside and outside the university.
For his part, the AAU Chancellor, Dr. Noor Al Deen Atatreh stressed on the university’s keenness to encourage students to participate in the scientific competitions which were organized by the United Arab Emirates and is also continuously seeking to host international conferences and workshops from all over the world. He also stressed on that event such an achievement has become the pivot of the United Arab Emirates
to adopt it under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAE President and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
He also added that since its inception, Al Ain University is paying attention to the College of Engineering, by having an academic staff that is highly efficient, in addition to providing all forms of support, He also announced that the College of Engineering at AAU –Abu Dhabi Campus- will be ready to receive students by next semester 2016-2017.
On the other hand, Dr. Nazih Khaddaj Mallat -Organizing Committee Chair and Dean of AAU Engineering College, welcomed the participants, where he presented a video about IEEE, its mission and its goals of creating a better tomorrow by applying professional and educational activities with the highest technical standards. At the end of his speech, Dr. Khaddaj Mallat wished all participants a fruitful success in the competition.
It is noteworthy that the number of participants in this event were about 350 students from 13 universities in the United Arab Emirates, where the competition between the various educational institutions was on 24 awards in six categories of the following projects: Common Design, Engineering Design Project, Industrial Design Project, Software Engineering Project, Community Service Project and Senior Design Project.
The AAU students won the First and Second places in the Software Engineering Project Competition, Second place in the Industrial Design Project Competition, and the Third place in the Community Service Project Competition.
This event is considered as a unique opportunity for students to share their knowledge and experience with students from other institutions, which promotes a culture of competition among them.