SHCT Engineering Students Participate in IEEE Jordan Conference

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A group of Sharjah Women’s College (SWC) Engineering students represented the Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology at the 2011 IEEE Jordan Conference on Applied Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies (AEECT) held at the University of Jordan in Amman, last month.

The students were members of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)– SWC Chapter.

The conference program included a variety of lectures, workshops and seminars that covered various aspects of the electrical engineering and computing technologies, such as Intelligent Systems, Computers and Electronics, Communications and Networking, Control Systems, Electrical Power, Mechatronics, Internet Science, IT Applications and Services, Security, among other topics.

“I am so proud that I have been chosen to represent my country and my college in this international conference organized by the IEEE,” said Salha Obaid, a senior SWC Engineering student.

“The conference provided us with a unique opportunity to discuss practical approaches in using the applied electrical engineering and computing technologies to solve problems that face most of the countries in the region. I was so excited when I met distinguished keynote speakers and drew a discussion about renewable energy and electric vehicles,” Salha added.

Ms. Ehsan Jarrar, IEEE student branch counsellor, commented on the trip, saying: “I am so glad that I was able to get our Engineering students to interact and communicate with Engineering students and professors from other universities to exchange knowledge and experience. The students enjoyed participating in discussions about renewable energy, electric vehicles and computing technology which make them more confident and  interested further in the Engineering field.”

The trip concluded with a visit to Petra and the Dead Sea to promote cultural exchange.

The 2011 IEEE Jordan Conference on Applied Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies (AEECT) aimed to providing a unique forum to discuss practical approaches and state of the art findings in using the applied electrical engineering and computing technologies to solve national problems that face Jordan and other developing countries.

This conference was the first of a series of conferences organized by the IEEE – Jordan.

The SWC delegation included: Engineering students Sarah Al Zarouni, Marwa Mohamed, Salha Obaid, Anoud Al Ali, Fatima al-Tamimi, Hanadi bint Sabt, Dalal Al Mazem, Thuraya Al Baluchi, and Wahda Hashel, accompanied by engineering faculty members Ms Ehsan Jarar and Ms. Abeer Rashid.