A student team from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the Arab American University, called ShatlhAR, won the second place in the IEEE Pioneers 2.0 competition in its second version. The team included the students Abdulrahman Barham, Christine Abu Zalof, and Abdullah Odeh. The team also qualified to participate in the competition at the Middle East level. 18 teams representing several Palestinian universities from the West Bank and Gaza competed. The competition was held in the Palestinian-Indian Technology Park.
It is noteworthy that IEEE Pioneers is a competition within Entrepreneurship Week launched by the International Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). It aims to raise the local community’s awareness of the importance of entrepreneurship. It also aims to support pioneering and creative projects, in addition to qualifying and developing the participants’ skills and technological capabilities that are necessary for preparing projects to suit the requirements of the labour market in light of the global changes in the field of technology and artificial intelligence.