Two Computer Information Science (CIS) Division students have been celebrating their achievements in this year’s National Emirates Technology Innovation Competition (ETIC 2017), jointly organized by Khalifa University.
Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the Emirates Skills National Competition 2017 is the UAE premier event that celebrates excellence and expertise in technical and vocational skills to and inspire the young generation to get passionate about new skills, and embrace technology-based career pathways.
The two CIS students, Fahed Nasser Al Kaabi and Mohammed Al Dhaheri, were awarded a Gold Medal in the Cyber Security category competing against other institutions.
ETIC is a national competition, which provides an environment to spot talented Emirati students with the opportunity to help them excel in a variety of IT fields. The two-day event was extremely challenging, nonetheless an exciting and enjoyable experience for both our students and faculty.
Dr. Yahya Al’Ansaari, AAM Director, said: “I am positive that such events will encourage such students to continue in attaining first-hand knowledge in the latest technologies towards greater success in their education and career path.”
“To present in local and international competitions is important to build the capacity of thinking out of box in our students and at the same time is to see how others are behaving. It is a learning journey at the end,” he added.
Dr. Maher Salem, AAM CIS faculty, also expressed that these students have been working extremely hard to win the gold award at the competition. He added that it was an absolute pleasure to mentor both students.