ACK alumni win Engineers without Borders Competition

ACK alumni win Engineers without Borders Competition

A team of four Engineering alumni from ACK won first place in the Kuwait national “Challenge” competition organized by Engineers without Borders. The prize includes the opportunity to attend the annual conference of the “World Federation of Engineering Organizations” (WFEO) in London as well as present a paper in the “Young Engineers Future Leaders Committee”.

Members of the winning ACK team were Hanadi AlHouli, Huda AlQahtani and Shabnam Mahmoudi who graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) and Omayma Al Fassam who graduated with Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical). The competition required students to submit a design to improve conditions in refugee camps. The focus of the ACK entry covered sustainable housing units for the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya that has around 250,000 refugees.

The Head of the ACK Civil Engineering Department, Dr. Sayed Soleimani, mentored the alumni during their research for their entry and he expressed his deep pride in their achievement commenting that it is very pleasing when young people are able to use their knowledge and skills for community development.

The submission from the ACK alumni covered detailed aspects of the housing including water, sanitation, weather factors and use of sustainable local materials wherever possible. The members of the team were required to make a formal presentation as well as respond to questions from the judging panel.

Posted on Oct 1, 2018