The American University of the Middle East (AUM) held its “Academic Fair” on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, with the participation of professors and students from the Colleges of Engineering and Technology, and College of Business Administration.
The fair included 88 stands where students presented their engineering projects and business ideas. In addition, an art exhibition for AUM Art Club students, several performances by the Music Club students, and science competitions for Engineering and Technology students were held.
Engineering and Technology students’ projects focused on seven main themes: the health sector and ways to improve the healthcare quality using advanced technology, the oil sector and the extraction of oil and gas safely and effectively with the reduction of environmental pollution, the energy sector and how to generate renewable electricity without the use of traditional resources, the telecommunications sector, the public transport sector and how to reduce traffic congestions, and the banking sector and the use of secure electronic banking.
Students from the College of Business Administration provided practical solutions to business sector problems in Kuwait, as well as scientific researches on how to manage human resources in institutions, in addition to economic studies on how to invest efficiently, establish and develop a company, and how enter the stock market.
The English Preparatory Program students presented lectures with the aim to help participants to develop their language, public speaking and presentation skills.
The Academic Fair Prepares Students to Start Their Careers
Professors who supervised the academic fair noted that the event is an opportunity for students to present their classroom projects to schoolmates from different departments and exchange feedback through cross-disciplinary collaboration, and encourage them to discover their talents and abilities, to gain more knowledge and to develop their individual and teamwork skills in order to implement their projects successfully.
They added that the fair is based on an innovative approach that combines academic knowledge and field experience, helping students build an integrated personality with all the needed skills to start their careers.
Student Projects Aim to Serve the Community
For their part, participating students saw great added value in the academic fair and said it gives them the opportunity to share ideas with their peers and to receive assistance and guidance from professors in implementing their projects.
Projects submitted by students during the fair aim at serving the community, providing solutions to problems faced by individuals on a daily basis, and thus improving the quality of life and society.