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SOE Unveils New Robot

The Mechatronics Lab at the SOE has produced a high-speed robot photography system, designed by Assistant Professor of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Elias Brassitos and his undergraduate student Ralph Donabedian. The robot serves a number of applications such as high-speed camera manipulation, robotic scanning and imaging, and was created in collaboration with partners from the film and broadcast sectors.

Alumna Exhibits at Art Basel

An interactive art installation by alumna Noor Taan (BS ’17) has been displayed at the latest Art Basel exhibit in Miami Beach, Florida. For the work, the LAU graphic design graduate used 1,000 loofahs to reimagine the womb and the concept of rebirth. Taan is currently pursuing her MA in Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute in New York City.

 

Alumna Reem Outa Tops Infiniti Engineering Academy

Mechanical Engineering alumna Reem Outa (BE’19) snatched second place at the Infiniti Engineering Academy, which took place in Abu Dhabi. Outa had qualified for the top ten finalists among hundreds of applications from across the region, having passed a rigorous process which involved an online exam, a competition and an interview.

Students Spread Warmth

LAU students joined a nationwide drive launched by the Outreach and Civic Engagement Department in collaboration with DAFA campaign to collect winter clothes and toys. They sorted donations, repackaged and distributed the food, clothing and other items and matched them to families in need.

Forbes Honor for LAU Alumna

Alumna Nour Chamoun (BS ’13) has made the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 List. Chamoun, who studied graphic design at LAU, is co-founder and chief-of-product of Scopio, an image marketplace designed to make stock photography more diverse, authentic and affordable. “LAU is where I was first given the space to realize my potential,” said Chamoun, “and for that I am thankful.”

AIA Award for LAU Architect

Alumna Sabine Dina (BArch ‘19) has received a Merit Award in the Student Graduation Project Category for her Final Year project – A Future Living Factory, Bourj Hammoud – at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Middle East conference in Beirut. Juror and OMA partner Iyad Alsaka commended her innovative project as “a refreshing approach to a Second Life of an existing condition.”

Simulation Programs Power On

Organized by the Outreach and Civic Engagement Department, LAU’s signature simulation programs – the Model Arab League, the Model European Union and the Model African Union – congregated for the second training session at both LAU campuses in Beirut and Byblos as well the Outreach and Leadership Academy in Sidon.

Students Raise Funds for the Civil Defense

Following devastating forest fires that swept across Lebanon mid-October, students from the Social Work Club raised a substantial sum for the Lebanese Civil Defense and donated essential equipment such as vests and helmets, in appreciation of their heroic work.

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