In Brief

LAU Petroleum Engineers Win First Place, Again

For the second year running, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Student Chapter at LAU has claimed first place at the university program competition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), outdoing participants from across the MENA. The team (L to R) – Mohamad El Zein, Catherine El Riachy, Omar Bekdache and Zahrah Ghannam – was advised by Dr. Zisis Vryzas.

First Prize for Architecture Student

The summer workshop course in Furniture Design with instructor Vanessa Dammous has culminated in a first prize win for second-year architecture student Carina Joseph at Atelier Mobile’s En Plein Air Competition. Joseph’s design, Becoming One, consisted of two elements that create a seat using integrated wooden joinery. Graduates Soumar Al Kamand and Rachelle Saliba also received an honorable mention for their transformable multifunctional frame.

MEPI TLG: Youth Leadership Through Interdisciplinary Knowledge Production

In partnership with the Middle East Partnership Initiative, the American University of Beirut and the American University in Cairo, LAU closed the inaugural year for Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Program (TLG) with a virtual conference: Youth Leadership Through Interdisciplinary Knowledge Production. The two-day event showcased, acknowledged and celebrated students’ achievements, particularly in producing full-fledged research.

MEPI TLS Scholars “Tailor a Path to Success”

In partnership with the Middle East Partnership Initiative, LAU’s AiW and UN Women, the university closed the inaugural year for Tomorrow’s Leaders Gender Scholars Program (TLS) with a conference titled A Tailored Path to Success.
During the online event, scholars reflected on experiential learning, put their advocacy skills to work, and presented outstanding gender research and evidence-based policy papers.

Final Review for Fine Arts Graduates

The graduating class of fine arts students exhibited their work on May 24 at Sheikh Zayed Gallery. The six students – Yara Chaalan, Nancy El Jabi, Elisabeth Habre, Ahmad Khalife, Anna Naufal, and Mary Yamine – shared their final year collections, impressing the jury and visitors with their rich theoretical reflections and visual talent expressed across several media.

LAU Joins the VIP Consortium

Thanks to a recent MEPI grant to adapt and apply the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) at LAU, the university has joined the VIP Consortium, which includes 45 universities from around the world. Originally conceived by The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), the program allows teams of students from across academic years and disciplines to develop innovative projects.

Elie Saab Oversees Promotion 2021 Jury

The graduating cohort of fashion design students showed their collections in the presence of Mr. Elie Saab during a closed jury at LAU. The visit, said Director of the Fashion Design Program Silia Abou Arbid, provided “a valuable opportunity for hearing new ideas, encouraging students to critically evaluate their development, carry exploration, and revise or assert decisions before the runway show.”  

CSC Spotlighted in Society for Simulation in Europe Publication

LAU’s Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) was featured in the Society for Simulation in Europe (SESAM) newsletter. In the Member Profile section, CSC Director Vanda Abi Raad touched on deliberate practice, the importance of acquiring knowledge and expertise in Simulation-Based Education, as well as delivering virtual OSCEs for the first time in Lebanon, among other topics. (archive photo)

LAU’s Petroleum Engineering in Top 100-150 Bracket Worldwide

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 has ranked LAU’s Petroleum Engineering program in the top 100-150 bracket worldwide, and no.1 in private universities in Lebanon, based on its high scores in academic and employer reputation, research citations per paper, and H-index – a measure of published scholarly work.

SOE Student Wins Global Challenge

Mechanical engineering student Noeman El Hassanieh has won second place in the Dassault Systèmes Model Mania 2021 3D Experience Student Challenge, a worldwide, virtual competition where hundreds of participants attempt to create a 3D design out of a 2D drawing. The most robust and accurate structures in shape and dimensions, which are produced within the shortest time frame, are announced as winners.

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