The Spring 2015 Academic Activities & Student Projects Exhibition

The spring semester of 2015 brought forth the Academic Activities and Projects Week, which took place at The American University of the Middle East, and embraced both the scholarly and creative works of students. Walking the hallways of AUM, you’d find every department displaying its best academic sum of events that it has been preparing for an entire semester. Between May 5th & 10th, the final outcome was astounding in both demonstration and research.
The week kicked off with multiple activities that required students to demonstrate & discuss their arguments in front of a Faculty Committee on topics ranging from; Reshaping the Kuwaiti Economy for the school of Business Administration, to the Risks of Cloud Computing and debating the best accounting practices. Finalists were screened in competitions such as; Tamkeen Project Selection, Marketing Edge Competition, & Society for Human Resources Management Case Competition. Our EPP students took on the ground by their outstanding street performance style presentations.
On the other hand, the College of Engineering and Technology was busy prepping its booths its semester-long experimentation and research. IST & TNT departments had their ethical hacking gear ready!. Intelligent machines & innovative ideas were recognized in the Robotic Challenge & Global Challenge Demonstration. 119 graduating engineering students presented their final graduation projects in an extraordinary event where faculty members and three companies evaluated their projects, 11 students have been awarded internships from the three companies. Let’s not forget about the innovative ideas presented by our freshman students.
The event wasn’t limited to scholarly research only, the Liberal Arts Department area was hustling with live painting, UNESCO’s Sheikh Abdullah AlJaber Museum, and an actual Art Gallery that involved student masterpieces representing AUM’s Values. And an AUM Model United Nation (MUN) where students debated women empowerment in a setting similar to the UN. To inspirit things more, AUM Musical Celebrate Kuwait, was the cherry on top. A series of group choreographies accompanied by choir and narrators told the history of Kuwait in the most picturesque way.
The project week was sealed with a visit by AUM’s Chairman, Mr. Fahad Al-Othman, who admired the materialization of education, from theory to practice. All in all, this event will later on followed with an Award Ceremony which appreciated the hard work of all the students who participated in making this week possible.