AUK Home Page AUK Home Page
About AUK Academics Admissions Student Affairs Intensive English Continuing Education Library IT
Bookmark and Share

AUK inaugurates its Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratories and Holds its First AUK-IEEE Student Branch Elections

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the American University of Kuwait (AUK) inaugurated new electrical and computer engineering laboratories in a ribbon cutting ceremony held at AUK. The event was co-organized by the AUK-IEEE Student Branch and featured a pre-event seminar, an awards ceremony, an IEEE talk, various laboratory demonstrations, the IEEE Student Branch Elections, and a closing social event. The event was attended by AUK's President, Professor Dr. Nizar Hamzeh, the Vice President of Admissions & Public Affairs, Ms. Amal Albinali, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Rawda Awwad, as well as several selected invitees from IEEE Kuwait, including Dr. Feda Al-Shahwan, Ms. Khuloud Al-Hindi, and Ms. Hanan Al-Awadi.

Dr. Awwad commenced the ceremony by commending the teamwork involved in creating the new labs, explaining that the success of the new labs' completion is a direct result of successful teamwork and inter-departmental partnerships that brought scientific and technical know-how together. Following the commencement, Dr. Issam Damaj, Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), officially announced the labs- inauguration and explained that the process of establishing the new labs began a few years ago and involved many AUK departments and units to produce. He also identified the principles, requirements, and parameters of the designs adopted for the ECE Laboratories and highlighted the various roles of faculty members and servicing units during the laboratory set-up project.

During a presentation by Dr. Feda Al-Shahwan and Ms. Khuloud Al-Hindi, the IEEE Kuwait members provided an overview about the IEEE Section in Kuwait and encouraged the students to engage in the different activities they organize to consolidate their education and strengthen their credentials as future engineers. Among the activities mentioned in their presentation were the competitions, collaborations among different branches and chapters, and the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the IEEE Kuwait Section. Ms. Hanan Al-Awadhi took this opportunity to also introduce the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter in Kuwait to the attendees. Ms. Al-Awadhi informed the attendees of several upcoming activities, such as the diabetes awareness campaign, regional discussions on healthcare technology regulations, and different outreach conferences and expos.

The attendees were then escorted to the new labs for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony and lab demonstrations. AUK President Professor Dr. Nizar Hamzeh cut the ribbon, marking the official opening of the labs and accompanied the attendees on the lab tours, which were guided by Dr. Damaj. Several of the ECE Laboratories that were inaugurated featured updated machines, power systems, control, data acquisition, and instrumentation. The tour included demonstrations by ECE students and briefings by ECE Faculty Members.

Young AUK engineers and visitors attended the seminars and workshops, among which was a workshop offered by Dr. Detlef Hummes, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, who teaches a course entitled "Technical Writing for Engineers". The workshop focused on the skills of writing, referencing, citing, formatting, and reviewing technical reports. The seminars included an IEEE awareness session conducted by AUK Engineering Students and members of AUK-IEEE Student Branch, Athari Al-Farhoud and Afrah Almutairi. The seminar offered information on the Student Branch, the IEEE, and the various benefits of joining both.

The Q&A session of the event was interactive, whereas the attendees competed in the electronic textile game - Sew Electric. The game requires the participants to be divided into three groups, each group with a different textile project involving LEDs, a coin cell battery, conductive thread, felt decorations and 30 minutes to complete the design. Moderators evaluated the projects to determine the winning, factoring in time elapsed, functionality and quality of workmanship.

The half-day event concluded with closing remarks by AUK Engineering student Reem Al-Shamiry, who shared that the results of the IEEE Student Branch Elections would be announced the following day. A social gathering which featured music and a banquet dinner marked the end of the inauguration ceremony. The results of the IEEE Student Branch elections were announced the following day, as below:
  • President: Athari Al-Farhoud
  • Vice President: Mahdi Modhaffar
  • Secretary: Zeinab Mohammed
  • Treasurer: Amr Lotfy

Opening remarks for Dean Rawda Awwad

Opening remarks for Dr. Issam Damaj

Speech by Dr. Feda Al-Shahwan

Speech by Ms. Khuloud Al-Hindi

Speech by Ms. Hanan Al-Awadi.

Awards ceremony

Ribbon cutting by AUK President, Prof. Dr. Nizar Hamzeh

Lab Demonstrations

Pre-event workshops

Event registration booth

Dinner and social event

Released by the Office of Public Affairs on the 12th April 2015

Photography by the Office of Public Affairs (C) 2015

<< Previous      More...      Next >>

All News     

Quick Links
» Academic Calendar
» Events Calendar
» College of Arts and Sciences
» College of Business and Economics
» Apply
» Graduation Information
» Direct Access to Self Service
» Final Exam Schedule
» Center of Gulf Studies
» Online Payment
» Registrar
» Advance Registration Schedule
» CCE Course Schedule
» Academic Support Services
» University Publications
» AUK Videos
» Catalog
» Course Description
» Schedule of Classes
» Dartmouth College
» Private Universities Council (PUC)
» PUC Scholarships

  Site Index | Careers | Webmaster | Search | Contact Us
 Content copyrighted. All rights reserved. American University of Kuwait 2004 - 2014.
American University of Kuwait
P.O.Box 3323, Safat 13034, Kuwait
Tel: +965 2224 8399