Five students from the HCT-Madinat Zayed and Ruwais campuses were honored when their innovative projects were chosen at the Himmatcom initiative 2018, held at the Baynouna Campus – Al Dhafra Region, on December 23, 2018.
All winning teams were honored by HE Khalifa Salim Al Mansoori, Executive Director of Support Services in the Al Dhafra Municipality, and Dr. Tarig Faisal, Dean of Academic Operations at the HCT Al Dhafra campuses.
Himmatcom is an initiative originated by Al Dhafra Municipality in cooperation with HCT that kicked off in August 2018, which aims to encourage HCT students’ innovative projects, particularly addressing the most common challenges that Al Dhafra Municipality face.
This year’s innovation fields addressed in the competition were:
- Wandering Camels
- Reducing Electricity and Water Usage
Furthermore, students were encouraged to work on any other innovative idea they feel passionate about.
Fifteen student projects, from both Madinat Zayed and Ruwais campuses, were displayed at the Himmatcom competition and impressed the judging panel, made up of a team of qualified Engineers appointed by the Al Dhafra Municipality. All student teams presented their projects and competently answered all the queries and questions raised by the judging committee.
HE Khalifa Salim Al Mansoori and Al Dhafra Municipality team were extremely impressed at the level of professionalism, dedication, and innovation of HCT students during this event. They expressed their gratitude to HCT faculty and staff for the continuous support for the students. Moreover, they specifically expressed their appreciation for Dr. Tarig Faisal, Dean of Academic Operations in Al Dhafra Campuses, for his cooperation and valuable support of the initiative.
This competition is example of how HCT & Al-Dhafra municipality are engaging the youth generation in shaping the future of their cities, and offering them the chance to pay back for their beloved country.
With the successful completion of Himmatcom 2018 and preparations for Himmatcom 2019 already underway, a prosperous and bright 2019 future beckons for this region.