Saleh Represented KAUST and KSA at the Regional PATW 2018

Saleh Represented KAUST and KSA at the Regional PATW 2018

8/20/2018
Our PhD student, Saleh Hassan, has recently qualified to participate in the regional finals of the 2018 Present Around the World Competition (PATW). This student competition is held annually by one of the world's largest engineering institutions, IET (the Institution of Engineering and Technology), to inspire the next generation of engineers and technicians by giving a chance to network, travel and develop their presentation skills. In this regional PATW qualifier that took place in Astana, Kazakhstan on 11 August, all national winners from countries in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region met to present their best innovation within the engineering and technology spectrum. Previously, Saleh had competed in the university-level PATW and qualified to the national level as the 1st runner-up. At the national level, in Dhahran KSA, Saleh successfully took the 1st place to win the golden ticket to the EMEA regional finals. "I am glad to share that my participation in the regional finals was well received. It was the first time for some participants and judges to meet a Saudi person; I truly hope I left a positive impression about Saudi Arabia, KAUST and our research center. In fact, I took the opportunity to encourage them to apply to KAUST.", said Saleh.

 

Saleh presentation entitled "Human Generation 2.0" questions how future/emerging technologies will impact our lives in the very near future? (or already doing so). Defiantly, technology will shape a different future for Earth as we know it today; which is something I always keep in mind seeking to understand (at least a fraction of it). It is more of a message of how our inventions as scientists and engineers will shape the future of humanity to extents that we might not account for initially.

Nicely done, Saleh! Congratulations on your achievement!