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AUK Students Win the Kuwait Title at the 6th Gulf Programming Contest (2016)

Students from the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department (ECE) at AUK won first place among universities in Kuwait during the 6th Gulf Programming Contest (GPC). The 2016 Gulf Programming Contest was hosted by the Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST) this year and was open to students from universities across the GCC. GPC is designed to test students' skills in the areas of problem solving, programming, analysis, and communication.

This year saw 29 teams, coming from Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, participate in the contest. Teams were presented with problems to solve and were required to submit their solutions to a panel of judges for evaluation.

Hala Al-Faisal, Omar Raad, and Zeinab Mohammed are students of Electrical & Computer Engineering at AUK. They represented AUK during the contest and managed to earn the 3rd place position overall, and 1st position from among the 18 participating teams from Kuwait. The team was formed by Dr. Mounib Khanafer, Assistant Professor of Computer & Electrical Engineering, who coordinated with its members throughout the contest.

Dr. Issam Damaj, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, and Chairperson of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at AUK, congratulated the students on their performance. "I would like to congratulate the students for such an outstanding achievement. I'm confident that our engineering students will continue to compete and win in Kuwait and abroad. The engineering programs at AUK are first-class and equipped with all the means to enable quality education."

AUK's Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Rawda Awwad, is proud of her student's exceptional performance and the faculty's dedication to student success. "Our student's accomplishments measure in part our institution's commitment to education, and provide the public a glimpse into what occurs in our classrooms and on campus. Our commitment is to serve our community and the region by remaining competitive. Our students have certainly risen to that challenge."

Images from the Event

Released by the Office of Public Affairs on the 12th April 2016

Photo Courtesy of GUST University

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