| In the first ever Science Innovation Competition organized by the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) engineering students managed to win first and second place.
The Science Innovation Competition was held by KOC on the 27th and 28th of January at the Ahmad Al Jaber Oil & Gas Exhibition. The competition brought together groups of students from different universities around Kuwait to create projects which promote innovation in design and engineering. Besides ACK, there were competitors from Kuwait University, the American University of the Middle East, and the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training.
The competition had 16 groups in total, with four of the groups being from the ACK School of Engineering. First place was secured by a group from the Petroleum Engineering Department, while second place was won by the Mechanical Engineering Department. An award ceremony was held on Wednesday, January 30th, to honor the winners of the competition.
The project which received first place was titled “Development of lost circulation treatments to cure naturally fractured formations and reservoirs,”This project was supervised by Dr. Mortadha Al Saba, and the group of students responsible for it were Mohamed Alaaedin Fahmy, Yousef Mohammad Al Darakh, Mohammed Qasem Al Mejadi, Ali Mohammad Farhat, and Jaber Majli.
The group that received second place worked on a project titled “Plant irrigation water sprinkler robot,” This group was supervised by Dr. Adel Younis, and the students in group were Dalal Al Salahi, Ahmad Al Khudher, Hamoud Al Baijan, Eissa Al Failakawi, and Mohamed Ahmed.
Mr. Mohammad Al Basri, KOC's Public Relations and Information Group Manager, thanked ACK and its students for their efforts and congratulated them on their success in the competition.“The projects that the students gave to the competition were amazing,” said Mr. Al Basri. “They were projects that could benefit us in the petroleum sector and could also benefit government institutions.”
ACK is very proud of this achievement which shows clearly the quality and dedication of our students as well as the continuous efforts and commitments made by our faculty. ACK would also like to thank the Kuwait Oil Company for organizing the competition and for giving it’s students such an invaluable opportunity to show their talents.
Posted on Jan. 31, 2019