2 AUK teams qualify for the Arab Collegiate Programming Contest
AUK participated in the 4th Kuwait Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-KCPC 2016), which was held at Arab Open University (AOU) - Kuwait, on October 13th and 15th, 2016. The contest provides an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate their skills in programming and problem solving, in addition to meet fellow students from other academic institutions. The contest fosters creativity, teamwork and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure. This year, 24 teams, coming from the American University of Kuwait, Australian College of Kuwait, Gulf University for Science & Technology, Arab Open University and Kuwait University, participated in the contest.
Two teams from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at AUK won the fourth and fifth places, which qualifies them to go for the next regional round for the Arab Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ACPC 2016) that will be hosted by the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST), and will be held at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from 11 to 14 November, 2016. “Innovation” team, the fourth place winner, consisted of the engineering students; Omar Khalil, MarwaKandil, and Shahad Al-Mousa, while “Syndicate” team the 5th place winner team consisted of the engineering students Ali Kelkawi, Batool Hasan, and Yara Al-Quorashy. AUK will sponsor the two teams during the ACM-ACPC.
The teams were supervised and coached by AUK Electrical and Computer Engineering professors Mounib Khanafer and Mohammed El-Abd, who were also chosen to be members of the Steering Committee for future KCPCs. The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is an independent, private, equal opportunity, and co-educational liberal arts institution of higher education. The educational, cultural and administrative structure, methods and standards of AUK are based on the American model of higher learning. The language of instruction is English. More information on the American University of Kuwait can be found atwww.auk.edu.kw