Masdar Institute’s summer internship program to display projects on completion

ABU DHABI: Students participating in the research-based summer internship program continue to find their knowledge pursuit into clean energy a delightfully intense and rewarding experience at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies.

The summer internship program at Masdar Institute commenced from 1 July and will continue for six-weeks. A total of 16 UAE national university seniors and/or those graduating this year with science, engineering or computer science as major subjects are participating in the program that offers more than 15 research projects in clean energy and sustainable technologies.

These projects include areas such as carbon capture and storage (CCS), water recycling, solar energy, applications for healthcare data and power grid systems simulations.

Students realize the extent of the value the summer internship will bring to their professional lives in the future.

Zayed Al Mansouri, a student at the University of Alberta, Canada, said: “As a university student, working here at Masdar Institute has helped showcase what life will be like after I graduate. In the university, you are expected not to know and will be guided in detail. Masdar Institute is more like the real world. Your professor expects you to know and if you don’t, then you have to do your own research and learn for yourself. If you are willing to work, the hands-on experience of being part of innovative research is a wonderful opportunity.” His remark echoed similar sentiments expressed by other students.

Hazza Ali Bani Malek, a Mechatronics student at the Higher Colleges of Technology, Ras Al Khaima, said: “The summer internship program at Masdar Institute is a unique hands-on experience and a life-time chance for students to learn and contribute alongside top-notch scientists on real world projects that in the future, will benefit the country, and the world.” Participating students also believe that the singular and professional nature of the internships will be useful for their future careers.

Aisha Alsouqi, majoring in biotechnology at the University of Sharjah, said: “Being a part of this internship is an overwhelming experience and Masdar Institute unlike other institutions offers the chance to do research professionally and independently.” Though the intense nature of the research internships may be demanding for some students, they have also affirmed that Masdar Institute is one of the best places that can effectively lead them to innovations and new technologies.

Mariam Mohamed Alkaabi, a biotechnology student at the University of Sharjah, said: “Training in Masdar Institute was both an exhausting and a wonderfully enjoyable experience at the same time. It’s the only place that satisfy my passion in science and research and the place where ideas, inventions and technology can make this world a better place.” The students will continue with their projects and research outcomes will be showcased during an award ceremony on completion of the program. The research is directed by Masdar Institute faculty that is well-known for its accomplishments in clean energy and sustainable technologies.

Established as an on-going collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute integrates theory and practice to incubate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, working to develop the critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. With its world-class faculty and top-tier students, the Institute is committed to finding solutions to the challenges of clean energy and climate change through education and research.

RAK CP honors 12th Grade outstanding students

Ras al-Khaimah: H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras al-Khaimah has hailed the vision of the wise leadership for making education sector as a priority to excel in all sphere of life and bringing excellence, performance improvement, prosperity and welfare to the country under President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Their Highnesses Supreme Council members, Rulers of the Emirates.

During the honoring ceremony organised today morning by ”RAK Awards for Innovation and Excellence” to honor 23 students of top position holders from Ras al-Khaimah Educational Zones and RAK Applied Technology High School, Sheikh Mohammed stressed his support for outstanding and position holders Emirati students in pursuing higher studies in various international prestigious universities inside and outside the country and empowering them to contribute in building and serving their country.

He congratulated them and their parents on this great achievement thanks to the cooperation they received from the educational institutions and families.

Khalifa University Students head to France for Prestigious Internships

Abu Dhabi: Khalifa University announced today that 10 of its students have accepted prestigious internships with top international companies in France.

The 10 UAE Nationals, six men and four women, will work for THALES, MBDA, SNECMA and Dassault. All of these are world leaders in the aerospace and defence fields. The internships will last 45 days and focus exclusively on projects related to applications for the aeronautical and defense sectors.

The students will benefit from the experiences they will gain across a variety of different engineering fields, including aerospace, computer, mechanical and electronic, all are programs offered by Khalifa University.

Some of the areas they will focus on include: inspection and development of composite parts used in the manufacturing of Dassault Rafale jet fighters, subsonic and supersonic missile development and control design, and jet engine assembly and testing.

“Khalifa University offer its students, through its curriculum, state of the art 3D modelling and simulations software that enables them to learn and train on the latest available industry-standard technology and ensures that they are at the very top of their fields,” Said Interim Provost Mohammed Al-Mualla and Senior Vice President for Research at Khalifa University.

He continued, “We are pleased to see our students accepting internships with such prestigious companies. This kind of experience is invaluable. Our students will bring the knowledge that they gain back to the UAE, where they will apply it to their future studies and careers. Khalifa University is dedicated to making sure that its students receive the best education in addition to providing opportunities for international experiences. We also make a point of partnering with some of the world’s top companies, so that they can share their technology, expertise and experiences with our students. Our students are the leaders of tomorrow’s economy and everything they learn and experience will contribute to the creation of the knowledge economy as envisioned by Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision.”

Khalifa University Students enjoy field trips and internships Around the World

WAM Abu Dhabi: Khalifa University students have participated in over ten field trips and internships in the United States, Europe and Asia over the last three months.

Student groups have recently travelled to the United States and South Korea to conduct research and visit state of the art industry laboratories and manufacturing facilities, while individual students headed off to participate in internships in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore and Turkey.

Ten freshman and sophomore students travelled to Seoul, South Korea as part of a nine day field trip to learn about semiconductors. The trip was organized in conjunction with the Korea Semiconductor Industry Association (KSIA), who trained the student’s on semiconductor and nanotechnology practice. The students also visited the high-tech Korea National Nano Fabrication Laboratory and industry giant, Samsung Electronics, and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Khalifa Universities Biomedical Engineering Department also organized a three week research/clinical experience trip this summer to the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the United States.

Twelve students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical/medical fields were posted in different research labs at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Georgia Tech, and worked directly with Ph.D. students and Georgia Tech faculty. They researched a wide range of subjects including: Cardiovascular Biology, Biomechanics, Neuro-engineering, Cellular and Molecular Engineering, Biomaterials, and Medical Imaging and Regenerative Medicine Integrative Bio-systems and were exposed to cutting edge, state-of-the-art biomedical/clinical research.

Dr. Mohammed Al Mualla, Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Interim Provost said, “Field trips like these offer our students un-paralleled opportunities to receive real world experience and increase their knowledge of their chosen field of study through interaction with industry and academic professionals and their peers from around the world.” WAM/AM