Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—26 July 2021: In coordination with the Ministry of Education (MoE), Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted the “ADU College of Engineering Enrichment ESTEDAD Bootcamps”virtually for the second year in a row. The bootcamps aimed toassist high school students in developing foundational knowledge and skills in various field of engineering. More than 50high school students residing in theUAE and KSAparticipated in the bootcamps, whichwas delivered for a duration of two weeks.
The Enrichment Bootcampswere developed bya specially formed committee chaired by Dr. Reem Sabouni, the Coordinator Student Enrollment and Success and Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the College of Engineering (COE), and a group of distinguished faculty members from the COE at ADU. The bootcampswere delivered by a team of more than 20COE faculty members. These bootcamps enabledyoung participants to delve into variousengineeringtopicsthrough creativity and innovation.
The project offered eight bootcamps covering the 13 undergraduate programs COE offers. The bootcamps ranin two tracks with each track consisting of four bootcamps.The bootcamps includedDesigning Smart Systemsusing the Internet of Things, Prototyping, Architectural Design, Aeronautics and Basic Flight Systems, Chemical Engineering Processes, Python Programming Language, Jet Engine and Basic Manufacturing Process and Developing Character with Ethical Decision Making.
Dr. Hamdi Sheibani, Dean of COE at ADU, said, “I am filled with pride and admiration over the efforts of our college to collaborate with the Ministry of Education to launch the second edition of the ESTEDAD Enrichment Bootcamp. We are committed to fostering a community that is ready to take on opportunities that are innovatively challenging and will expand their soft and technical skills.”
Dr. Reem Sabouni, said, “Over the duration of two weeks, we have invested in the youth and celebrated their positive attitude and curiosity towards research and innovative thinking. Through initiatives like these and in line with our mission, we aim to make a positive impact on young generations by offeringa supportive learning environment filled with rich and valuable perspectives.”
The program was designed to provide high school students with real-world business experiences and with ADU’s state-of-the-art labs and facilities supporting each bootcamp, students wereencouraged to actively participate in learning activities that includes recorded videos, online experiments,simulationsand more.
To find out more about ADU’s College of Engineering and its programs, please visit https://www.adu.ac.ae/study/colleges/college-of-engineering/Programs.
About Abu Dhabi University:
Established in 2003, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is the largest private university in the United Arab Emirates. With campuses across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra, the University has a total enrolment of 7,800 students from over 80 nationalities. Structured into Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Law and Health Sciences, ADU offers undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines.
Abu Dhabi University is recognized as a world-class institution committed to excellence in teaching, research and student experience, as evidenced by its prestigious regional and international accreditations. The University was the first private higher education institution in the GCC to earn international accreditation from the Californian Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). ADU’s College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the prestigious EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). At a program level, the College of Engineering has received international accreditation from the world-renowned Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and the Bachelor of Architecture has received Part 1 validation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The College of Health Sciences has earned accreditation from the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).
According to the 2021 QS World University rankings, Abu Dhabi University ranked among the top 750 universities in the world and placed among the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years of age. ADU also earned a top 3 spot globally for international faculty and maintained its long-held position as part of the top 11 universities worldwide recognized for student body diversity.