Khalifa University Announced the 12th IEEE Student Day Competition Winners
Published: 20th of April, 2017
Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU), the organizer of the 12th Annual IEEE Students Day, announced today the winners of the competition, which was held yesterday on the University’s Abu Dhabi campus and witnessed the participation of over 250 students organized in 71 teams from 14 different Universities in the UAE. The event’s aims was to train students to work in competitive environments, recognize the outstanding achievements of IEEE UAE students, facilitate knowledge exchange between IEEE UAE students, enhance IEEE students’ communication skills and raise the profile and increase public knowledge of IEEE within the UAE.
The winners in this year’s competition were Alain University, Aldar University and Khalifa University student teams in the first, second and third places respectively in the Community Service Project category. In the Industrial Design Project category, the winners in the top two places were teams from Ajman University and a team from Alain University in the third place. A team from Khalifa University finished first in the Software Engineering Project category, with Ajman University and Alain University teams came second and third, respectively. As for the Common Design Project category, Khalifa University teams dominated the top two places while a team from Ajman University placed third. Ajman University was also able to place first in the Engineering Design Project category, while teams from Khalifa University and University of Dubai placed second and third, respectively.
In the Senior Design Project (SDP) category, the competition was divided into three different subcategories. The winners in the subcategory of Control and Power were teams from Ajman University, Higher Collages of Technology Sharjah Branch (Men) and Ajman University, in the first, second and third places, respectively. The winning teams in the Computer and Software subcategory were Ajman University and Higher Collages of Technology Sharjah Branch (Women), first and second, respectively and American University of Dubai and Ajman University in the third place. Finally, in the Communication and Electronics subcategory came a team from American University in Dubai placing first, with a team from the American University of Sharjah as the runner up and a team from the University of Sharjah placing third.
Around 40 faculty members formed the judging committee and reviewed the student projects. Each project received three evaluations, in order to pick the winners.
"Congratulations to the students on their outstanding achievement in this high-key annual event. We are truly proud of the level of innovation demonstrated by the teams, which was facilitated by the event’s competitiveness”, said Captain Dr. Essa Basaeed, IEEE UAE Section Chair, “Events like this pave the way for students to innovate smart solutions to help solve the problems that face industry and society on a daily basis. This will motivate further innovation for the greater benefit of the students’ academic and professional careers."
The 12th IEEE students' day is an annual event that is organized and hosted by a different university in the UAE. Undergraduate students widely participate every year and come up with solutions to problems put for them by the organizing committee.