Beirut-based Architectural Firm Wins Design Competition for Engineering Complex at AUB  
Trustee Philip Khoury Named MIT Associate Provost  
AUB and UAE Center Sign Agreement to Offer EMBA Program to Emirate Institutions  
Fourth AUB Faculty Seminar on Teaching and Learning with Technology  
New Faculty: Hussein Shahidi  
New Faculty: Kirsten Scheid  
New Faculty: Tima al Jamil  
Office of Grants and Contracts Celebrates World Intellectual Property Day  
Staff Profile: Ghaleb Halimi  
Fifth Annual FEA Student Conference Held  
Engineering Alumni Recognized for Outstanding Achievements  
Studying Biodiversity in Lebanon and the Region at AUB  
Construction Update  
Renovated AUB Archaeological Museum Inaugurated  
Renovated Pediatrics Clinic Opened  
Women's Rights Club Holds Conference on Gender and Sexuality  
Tenth Annual AUB Job Fair Largest Since Its Inception  
Letters from a New Campus by Daniel Bliss  
Winners of the Coca-Cola 'Make Every Word Count' Essay Competition Announced  
AUBMC Research Group Awarded NIH Grant  
Science Students Reveal Bonds Between Chemistry and Art  
Understanding the Political Economy of Islamic Movements  
Extreme Makeover: AUB Graduate Transforms Gulf Television  
Science, Math, and Technology Fair Promotes Environmental Thinking  
School Fair 2006: Prospective AUB Students Visit Campus  
Situation of the Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon  
Remembering the Writer, Khalil Takieddine  
Promotions 2005-2006  
Piano Recital by Arnimée Choukassizian  
Lecture on Space Exploration by World Expert  
Teleconferencing Brings Students Together Across Continents  
"Something Is Happening": Fairuz and Ziad Al Rahbani  
Cultural Genocide and Assyrian Cultural Survival  
Lecture on the History and Origins of American Islamicism  
Business School and Arts and Sciences Team Wins Soccer Championship Match by Narrow Margin  
  Red Cross Club Celebrates its 26th Anniversary at AUB
  History of the American University of Beirut: A New CASAR Course
  First Stereo-photography Exhibit at AUB  
  Photo Exhibition by President John Waterbury  
  The Cats of Renée Deek: End-of-Year Theater Workshop Performance  
  Film on Euthanasia-A True Story  
  Part Two of the CVSP Forum  
  Out of Place: Memories of Edward Said  
  Mozart and Schumann Celebrated at Assembly Hall  
  Austrian Chamber Music Duo Performs at AUB  
  Mathematician Alain Connes Visits AUB  
  Rima Khcheich Concert Plays to Sold-out Crowds at Assembly Hall
  Women's Auxiliary  
  33rd Annual Folk Dance Festival Hosts 20 Performing Schools  
June 2006 Vol. 7 No. 8

Fifth Annual FEA Student Conference Held

Dean Hajj and Provost Heath cutting the cake alongside distinguished alumni

The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture held its Fifth Annual Student Conference on May 17-18. The two-day event began with the ceremonial presentation of awards to six distinguished FEA alumni (see accompanying article). The conference agenda was composed of a number of technical sessions, presented by both students and alumni, and included a display of the projects of final year students.

The annual FEA event is of special benefit to the students. Participation in the technical sessions allows them to gain experience in writing, presenting, and displaying their research findings. Faculty members and alumni also benefit; they have the opportunity to hear about the projects of others and to share in the exchange of ideas that is the valuable hallmark of any well organized conference.

The variety of topics addressed by the speakers was enormous, ranging in nature from the philosophical to the intensely technical. The eight technical sessions included everything from graphic design to computer vision to robotics, and every session hosted at least four student presenters. The alumni who spoke during the four plenary sessions also covered a wide range of topics; some presented their current projects and others delineated their experiences as engineers after graduating from AUB. One even explained how he left the field to become a writer.

The FEA is dedicated to constantly improving and updating its technology components. Both the alumni and students participating in the conference demonstrated their commitment to this purpose, especially in the utilization of technology in the creative aspect of design and invention.