KIB sup­ports stu­dents at Col­lege of En­gi­neer­ing and Petroleum

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS -

As part of its lead­ing so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity pro­gram, and its con­tin­ued moral and fi­nan­cial sup­port of youth and ed­u­ca­tion fo­cused ini­tia­tives, Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Bank (KIB) re­cently spon­sored a num­ber of grad­u­a­tion projects de­vel­oped by stu­dents from the Col­lege of En­gi­neer­ing and Petroleum at Kuwait Univer­sity, who are tak­ing part in the Univer­sity’s an­nual En­gi­neer­ing De­sign Ex­hi­bi­tion.

Com­ment­ing on the spon­sor­ship, Nawaf Na­jia, Man­ager of the Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Unit at KIB, said: “Sup­port­ing en­gi­neer­ing stu­dents at Kuwait Univer­sity and spon­sor­ing their grad­u­a­tion projects ev­ery year comes in line with our en­com­pass­ing pro­gram of ini­tia­tives specif­i­cally tar­get­ing the youth pop­u­la­tion. KIB is a keen ad­vo­cate of youth across Kuwait, and we are heav­ily in­vested in sup­port­ing their ideas, fos­ter­ing their cre­ativ­ity and adopt­ing many of their projects - as we adamantly be­lieve th­ese ideas and projects are a key el­e­ment that will en­sure a big­ger and brighter fu­ture for our coun­try.”

This year, KIB se­lected a num­ber of grad­u­a­tion projects from the Col­lege of En­gi­neer­ing and Petroleum. One the projects se­lected was the “Pro­duc­tion of Ben­zene” project, spear­headed by en­gi­neer­ing stu­dents Abrar Al-Kan­dari, Fa­jer Al-Ha­jri, Mariam Huneidi, Mu­nira Al-Ha­jri, and Sha­had Al-Enezi. The project fo­cuses on the re-man­u­fac­tur­ing of ga­so­line to pro­duce var­i­ous prod­ucts in­clud­ing aro­matic com­pounds, rub­ber, plastic, ny­lon and so on. The sec­ond project was the “Eco-Friendly Walk­ing Path”, a project de­vel­oped by en­gi­neer­ing stu­dents Sarah Al-Jabri, Shouq Al-Sharie, Kolthoum Al-Na­jdi, Dana Al-Dabassi, and Hadeel Al-Azemy. The project aims to cre­ate a pol­lu­tion free walk­ing area, pro­vid­ing the com­mu­nity with a healthy venue for them to ex­er­cise and get some phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity. In an ef­fort to pro­mote eco-friendly prac­tices, the floor­ing of the walk­ing path­way is con­structed from a new com­pound cre­ated us­ing solid waste mat­ter.

KIB’s spon­sor­ship also in­cluded the “Self-Eras­ing Board” project, which was de­vel­oped by en­gi­neer­ing stu­dents Ahmed Al-Mu­tairi, Ab­de­laziz Al-Has­san, Ali Al-Oun, and Mo­hammed Al-Batny. The project fo­cuses on de­sign­ing a smart board for class­rooms fea­tur­ing two quick and au­to­mated eras­ing sys­tems - the first to erase the whole board and the sec­ond to erase se­lect sec­tions of it only. The project aims to de­velop the learn­ing process and use mod­ern tech­nolo­gies to help ed­u­ca­tors and ease their bur­dens. Ad­di­tion­ally, “My Zone” was one the projects cho­sen this year by KIB. De­vel­oped by stu­dents Hanan Al-Harby, Sarah AlKhudr, Sheikha Al-Hashash and Nada AlEissa, “My Zone” re­volves around the idea of de­sign­ing smart desk which fea­tures a wire­less charger, a pad for heat­ing and cool­ing bev­er­ages, and a touch screen. All th­ese smart fea­tures can eas­ily be con­trolled via a smart phone ap­pli­ca­tion. The smart desk also con­tains draw­ers that are opened and locked us­ing a fin­ger­print, to en­sure max­i­mum pri­vacy.

Na­jia con­cluded by say­ing that KIB is al­ways keen on in­ter­act­ing closely with the youth in Kuwait, and keep­ing an on­go­ing open di­a­logue with them. Ad­di­tion­ally, the Bank has de­vel­oped a num­ber of prod­ucts and ser­vices specif­i­cally de­signed to suit their mod­ern life­styles, in­clud­ing the Shabab Al-Dawli Ac­count, which pro­vides sav­ing and in­vest­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

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