AA Collaborates with ACK to Organize an Electronic Camp

The Australian Academy (AA), in collaboration with the School of Engineering at ACK, organized an electronic camp for high school students, which covered subjects including engineering, mathematics and interior design, as a part of its efforts to help the youth of Kuwait reach their full potential.

The camp was held to give high school students an opportunity to delve into the world of engineering and design while staying safe at home and exploring major disciplines such as; Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math and Interior Design, in an easy and unconventional way. The main aim was to help students to build confidence and excitement by participating in activities and real-life applications through a rich online platform.

Students who took part in the Mechanical Engineering E-Camp were introduced to basic concepts of the Mechanical Engineering discipline. During the camp, the students experienced a journey from deep sea to outer space through vehicles designed with the help of Mechanical Engineering. The difference between science and engineering was also explicated and Mechanical Engineering was explored in a fun and hands-on way.

With regards to the Electrical Engineering E-Camp, participants were able to design electric circuits using an advanced software. The participants were able to design a filter to detect a desired radio frequency, a gas detector, an electric piano, potato/lemon battery, simple vending machine for four slots and traffic light simulator. Participants were also able to design using one of the top simulation software; a security system, a circuit that controls a buzzer, a football game, and an anti-theft system all using basic logic gates. In the topic of Programming, participants were able to design and write programs using one of the most famous compilers.

As for the Math Wizard E-Camp, students worked on developing the required skills in mathematics for engineering and business students through e-learning via the Microsoft Teams platform.

Lastly, when it came to the Interior Design E-Camp, participants were taught to read floor plans, understand the importance of standards and space planning, and received the opportunity to explore design styles, colors, and furniture.

At the end of the camp, participants were able to get introduced to different fields of engineering that opened their insights to a field of study they may decide to enrol in in the future. Moreover, participants learned hard and soft skills that will be useful to them in their current studies at high school. As a result of the turnout of many students who took the initiative to register, and what was seen from the enthusiasm of the students and their positive interaction during the e-camp, AA and ACK are currently studying the option of proposing future summer camps to a larger target segment.

ACK Holds 3rd Annual Blood Drive

As a part of its corporate social responsibility, the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Department at ACK organized the 3rd annual blood drive. The campaign entitled “Every Drop Matters,” was held from the 15th to the 17th of October, 2019 and was sponsored by Online Institute and ACK MyPrint.

Following with the success of the previous blood drives held by ACK over the past two years, this year’s blood drive was extended to 3 days to meet the popular demand. The objective of the event was to propagate the significance of blood donation in saving lives, and to generate awareness about receiving and donating blood from different blood types. In order to do so, the event was themed with “Every Drop Matters.”

The event included different activities to raise awareness regarding blood donation, and these activities were organized by volunteering students under the guidance of Ms. Mariam Al-Maraghi, Healthy and Safety Business Development Manager, at ACK. During the first activity, donors were welcomed with an interactive quiz matching each blood type with the types they could donate from and to.

The event was massively successful in attracting donors which included ACK students, staff and alumni. Overall, The Central Blood bank of Kuwait collected a total of 260 blood bags from the event; however, donors who were willing to donate before the screening were a total of 304 people.

Showing her gratitude to those who made the success of the event possible, Ms. Al-Maraghi said “The rank of humanitarian is a rank only a few can achieve, and our dear students and staff were able to achieve it through this campaign”.

ACK would like to thank its community for participation. The drive would not have been successful without the collaboration of departments and volunteering students who were an added

Posted on Nov. 3, 2019

ACK Organized a Seminar about Entrepreneurship for Students

The Teaching and Learning Center at the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) organized a speaking event delivered by Mr. Khalid Al-Zanki, founder of the first LAUNCH Agency in the Middle East.

Mr. Al-Zanki is an entrepreneur who is a leading advisor in the region on launching products and services. He is also a talented speaker and coach who has worked with high profile brands and experts for more than 12 years.

The event, titled “Get Inspired, Know the Do’s and Don’ts of Doing a Business,” focused on the different aspects of business and entrepreneurship. The Objective was to provide students with an opportunity to learn about varied innovation and entrepreneurship activities which would help them succeed in business, and to also motivate and inspire them to explore and develop their vision in the field of entrepreneurship.

Mr. Al-Zanki stressed the importance of hard work and perseverance for success. “The best way to invest is to invest in yourself,” said Mr. Al-Zanki.

Ms. Rola Mourdaa, Senior Instructor at the ACK School of Business and Manager of the Teaching and Learning Center commented on the seminar, noting the positive reception of the students along with the importance and positive effects of entrepreneurship on the entrepreneur and on society as a whole.

“The seminar was very interactive and audience were engaged and had very positive feedback,” said Ms. Mourdaa. “An entrepreneur is a dreamer, thinker and doer, he sees opportunities that others don't and build upon to help society solve a problem, overcome a gap and generate profits out of that.”

Posted on September. 26, 2019

ACK Alumni participated in the “Seeds for the Future” Program of Huawei

ACK In partnership with the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs in Kuwait, and Huawei Technologies, the leading global information and communication (ICT) solutions provider officially launched the global flagship CSR program “Seeds for the Future” in Kuwait for the fifth year in a row.

The event was held and supported by ACK, Vice President of Administrative Affairs at ACK; Dr. Abdullah Karkouh stated “I would like to thank Huawei for sending our alumni to China to gain the practice and experience”.

Posted on Dec. 11, 2018