Abu Dhabi University hosts its Second Annual STEM Programming Competition

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Published November 7th, 2022 - 07:53 GMT
Abu Dhabi University hosts its Second Annual STEM Programming Competition
During the event
The competition was held both virtually and in person at ADU's main campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain in conjunction with the "UAE Codes" Day, which falls on the 29th of October of every year

In conjunction with the "UAE Codes" Day and the "One Million Arab Coders" Initiative, both launched under the directive of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to mark the 29th of October as the day to honor coders and programmers, the College of Engineering at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted its 2nd Annual STEM Programming Competition as part of the university's UAE's National Program for Coders supporting activities.

The competition presented students with real-world STEM challenges to race in programming solutions for in three hours and devise strategy and work collaboratively to win. The competition had an impressive 710 participants in 170 teams from all over the UAE submitting 1331 solutions judging by 15 faculty members in real time.

In the school track, Brighton College Abu Dhabi came in the first place solving the challenges in an impressive 62 minutes. Horizon Private School came in second and the Cambridge High School third. The rest of the top ten winning schools included Private International English School, ADNOC Schools, Um Al Emarat School, GEMS Cambridge International School, Al Bashair Private School, Khalifa Bin Zayed Secondary School, and Umm Al Momineen School. The university also celebrated 11 schools for their outstanding student mentorships.

Following the competition, an award ceremony was held to celebrate 11 schools for Best Student Mentorship, Top Ten teams in the Schools Tournament and the Young Programmers from grades seven and eight. The ceremony witnessed the participation of more than 421 school students, teachers, supervisors, and principals.

Dr. Hamdi Sheibani, Dean of the College of Engineering at Abu Dhabi University (ADU), stated: “Following the success of its first edition, we are proud to host the second Annual STEM Programming Competition under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The competition serves as a valuable experience that equips students with diverse and dynamic skill sets that will support them to flourish in their future careers. This year, we witnessed a high turnout of students who have shown interest in learning more about coding and programming.”

For more information about ADU's programs, visit: https://www.adu.ac.ae/home


Background Information

Abu Dhabi University

The dream began with the Charter of Abu Dhabi University in the year 2000, After three years of planning, the university opened its doors in September 2003, to an entering class of 1,000 students on its two campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Unlike other colleges and universities in the UAE, ADU undertook the measures necessary to ensure that all of the degree programs it would offer had secured accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in advance of any students enrolling in them.

ADU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees based upon the American model of higher education.

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