Khalifa University honored its top students and faculty members who achieved top positions in domestic and international competitions throughout the current academic year 2011-2012. The honors were awarded during the recent Leadership Day that was held by the University at the Officers Club in Abu Dhabi.
This year 14 Khalifa University students won the Prestigious Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Awards for Best Project. The members of the Design/Build/Fly Team were given the prestigious award for their hard work. This team was also awarded first place at the Made in UAE 2012 competition.
Khalifa University students were also presented with the Prestigious Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Awards, for Distinguished Academic Performance, where three of them walked away with the honor.
A Khalifa University student was named the UNESCO Youth Peace Ambassador and another student won the Best IT Student in the Middle East Award.
Two Khalifa University students also became the UAE Representatives to the World Business Dialogue at Cologne Germany Award.
"We, at Khalifa University, consider the culture of excellence a priority.”, said Dr. Tod Laursen Khalifa University’s President, “This comes at a time when we strive to produce the distinguished human capital that enjoys the qualities of leadership to supplement and sustain the development of Abu Dhabi 2030 vision. We hope those recognized today will inspire the future generations to follow in their lead in their pursuit of excellence for years to come."
A Khalifa University student team won the Intellectual Property Rights Competition initiated by Dubai Customs, while others were awarded the top prizes at the Engineering Ethics Competition.
Moreover, Khalifa University students won the Second Annual Math Competition, which was organized by the University. Other students were named the winners of the Oxford University Press Short Story Competition, and two students came first and fourth at the 2012 Mobile Application Contest.
“We’re very pleased with our students for winning these prestigious awards” said Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Khalifa University’s Executive Vice President, “These awards recognize the hard work and dedication of our students. Our goal at Khalifa University is to provide our students with a world class education and with the knowledge and experience to become the leaders of the future. To see so many of our students receive awards in excellence speaks to the quality of the education Khalifa University provides, as well as, to the enthusiasm and commitment of our students to achieving excellence.”
At the recent IEEE Students Day, Khalifa University students walked away with the first and third place prizes in the Common Design Project (Robo GoalKeeper) competition, the first place in the Software Engineering Project (Bluetooth Security Lock) competition, third place in the Engineering Design competition and third place in the Community Service competition.