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AUK Held its 2nd Engineering Capstone Design Projects Exhibition (ECDPE'02)

09th Jan 2020 | by the Office of Public Affairs

AUK held its 2nd exhibition for the capstone design projects (CDPs) of the Engineering Department, in which graduating engineering students showcased their prototypes and poster designs to compete for the Best Project Award, as well as the Students’ Choice Award. The event was organized by the Engineering Department, along with student teams from the AUK Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Student Branch (IEEESB) and was held in the AUK auditorium. This event was organized under the umbrella of the new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) after its inception in the fall of 2019. 

The exhibited projects provide opportunities for students to gain experience by applying their knowledge, showcasing their skills, and paving their career path. In addition, they inspire other students with ideas that they can adopt when the time comes to decide on their own graduation projects. The assessment of the CDPs is a major requirement for ABET accreditation, as it testifies on the quality of the engineering programs and echoes the success of its students. Many of these projects will be further exhibited in Maker Faire Kuwait and the Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) in the UAE, in April 2020. 

The exhibition was open to the AUK community where many students, faculty members, and staff were invited. A closed assessment session was also held, followed by an open invitation to the families, friends, and loved ones of the graduating students to share their pride and joy. Each team demonstrated its prototype, while presenting more information using a poster, IEEE-based research papers, leaflets, in addition to a summarizing video displayed at the background. 
Eight teams participated in the event, each individually addressing a particular area of technical interest under the supervision of a faculty member from the Engineering Department. The project “Windows Washing Drone”, done by the following students: Amal Al-Hulaibi, Jumanah Sadeq, Salem AlSaif, and Hawraa Wahid won the best project award; while the project “Autonomous Fishing Rod” done by the following students: Mohammad Al-Yaseen, Obaid AlAjmi, Ahmad Al-Saleh, and Naser AlAttal won the Students’ Choice Award. Both projects were supervised by Dr. Seyed Esmaeili. The awards and the certificates of participation were distributed during the evening session of the event.

General photo of one of the participating teams in the exhibition

Winning team of the Best Project Award

Winning team of the Students’ Choice Award

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