As a fundamental basis of its vision, mission and teaching philosophy, AUM runs two Academic activities and projects exhibitions each semester. The Fall 2015 Academic Activities and Projects Exhibition was yet another achievement for AUM. On an academic level, all students have demonstrated great potential and enthusiasm across all colleges and departments. This involved contributions from students at all educational stages (English Preparatory Program (EPP), first year students, sophomores, juniors and seniors). Different local competitions took place during the exhibition, as well as participation of various departments.
On an organizational level, the event was also a great success. More than 2000 students from different departments presented their work to students, faculty and staff.
The College of Engineering and Technology exhibition showcased the Robotics Club innovations in parallel to AUM’s local Goldberg Machine Contest, Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition and the Association for Computing Machinery Programming competition. Alongside these, students from the College’s six departments exhibited their creative Fall semester work.
The College of Business exhibition highlighted the four departments and their semester outputs. Amongst the creative ideas was a showcase of the students’ vision of Kuwait 2060. The Corporate Social Responsibility Winning Practices activity emphasized how firms and governments play a role in enhancing our world. Students showcased their talents at marketing, trading and campaigning, and demonstrated their knowledge in various Business disciplines. The business students’ international competition rehearsal was a great success.
Liberal Arts education is an important pillar of AUM’s educational philosophy which aims to provide students with holistic knowledge and real life skills through a variety of courses relating to Self-development, Effective and Creative thinking, Communication, Psychology, Motivation, History, English and Arabic Language, Art, Music and Physical Education. During the Academic Activities and Projects week, the Liberal Arts Department showcased many unique student activities. Book Art, ‘Treasures of Kuwait’-Photo exhibit and the Art Gallery depict the creative talents of our students. The English courses hosted a poetry competition and also presented a series of one-act plays, written, staged and enacted by the students themselves. Our Music students presented vocal and instrumental ensembles from classical and contemporary music. Debating skills explored through formal debate competitions relating to courses such as Speech Communication and Professional Work Values in Islam, as well as the AUM-Model United Nations. Sociology students presented a conference on Health, Environment and Social Development, while Physical Education and Self Development course students explored green energy and recycling. A number of video and poster exhibits from students of Arabic, Business Writing, Psychology, and Research courses have also been displayed. In preparation for the upcoming theatrical production, ‘The Phoenix’, the Art students also displayed their artistic stage, costume and puppet designs.
The project week was sealed with a visit by AUM Chief Learning Officer, Dr. Mohaned Hassanin who admired the materialization of education, from theory to practice.
In conclusion, it is evident that AUM’s mission, which aims to develop students’ creative and independent critical thinking skills, has tangible, real-life outcomes. These were showcased during the Fall 2015 Academic Activities and Projects Exhibition. We wish to congratulate students, faculty, and the entire AUM family for this successful event.