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Making an impact and #MakingAUCProud

Making an impact and #MakingAUCProud

AUC students win first place at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Mechanism and Robot Design Competition in California for their novel design of a highly stable and efficient walking quadruped.

AUC student and Olympic athlete Haydy Morsy wins first place at the 2019 Pentathlon African Championships, qualifying her for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Morsy was honored by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as a top Egyptian athlete and world champion.

Laila Ziko (MSc ‘13, PhD ‘19) is a winner of the Innovators Under 35 MENA award, presented by MIT Technology Review Arabia and Dubai Future Foundation, for her research on the use of microbes to cure diseases.

AUC students — the only team made up entirely of undergraduates — win the Omnicom Media Group MENA Inter-University Challenge, competing with students from other international universities to solve a real data science analytics problem.

Students from George Washington and DePauw universities as well as Westmont College visited AUC as part of the Faculty-Led Program, taking courses at AUC and visiting different parts of Cairo.

AUC’s Cairo International Model Arab League student delegation receives the Overall Distinguished Award as well as awards in four out of eight councils at the U.S. National University Model Arab League conference in Washington, D.C., where AUC continues to be the sole representative of universities in Egypt and the Middle East.

Julia Viani Puglisi is the first Harvard PhD Egyptology student at AUC. A recipient of AUC’s Simpson Endowed Scholarships for Year-Abroad Program in Egyptology, Puglisi came to the University as the result of a study-abroad partnership between AUC and Harvard, facilitating international collaboration between both institutions.

AUC students from the School of Business and School of Sciences and Engineering win first place in Canada’s Engineering and Commerce Case Competition.

AUC’s Cairo International Model United Nations student delegation receives a record-breaking 19 awards at the National Model United Nations conference in New York — the highest number of awards in the history of the program at AUC. The students also received the Outstanding Delegation Award, the highest award at the conference, for the 10th consecutive year.

AUC undergraduates — the only team from Egypt, the Middle East and Africa — win second place at the SensUs 2019 competition in the Netherlands for developing a biosensor to measure therapeutic
drugs in patient blood.

Biotechnology PhD student Sarah Halawa ‘11, ‘14 receives the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award for her doctoral dissertation on the genetics and epigenetics of cardiovascular diseases.

AUC student team ranks first in the NASA Space Apps Cairo hackathon and is nominated for the global competition.

Serage Amatory ’19 and Radwa Hamed ‘17 are named 2019 Knight- Hennessy Scholars. AUC is the only University in the Middle East that has representatives in the 2019 cohort of the prestigious program at Stanford University.

Madina Mahmoud ‘12, ‘18 wins the 2019 Eni Young African Talents Award from President of Italy Sergio Mattarella for her master’s research on desalinating saltwater to preserve freshwater sources.

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