KIB supports students at College of Engineering and Petroleum
In line with its efforts to offer moral and financial support to youth and their initiatives, Kuwait International Bank (KIB) took part in the 32nd Engineering Projects Exhibition organized by the College of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University, which was held under the patronage of Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Khaled Al-Rodhan. Under the umbrella of its participation, the Bank had sponsored a number of graduation projects spearheaded by students taking part in the exhibition, which took place over the course of two days at Al Baraka Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Nawaf Najia, Manager of the Corporate Communications Unit at KIB, said: “Supporting engineering students by sponsoring their graduation projects every year comes in line with our encompassing program of initiatives specifically targeting youth. We are also committed to sponsoring their projects and adopting their ideas and innovations whenever possible. This stems from our belief that youth are the most vital resource this country has, and that is why youth empowerment continues to be one of the pillars of our social responsibility program.”
This year, KIB selected a number of graduation projects from the College of Engineering and Petroleum. One of these projects was spearheaded by engineering students Fajr Jamal Jasem, Amina Naser Alqonor, Fatima Fadel Akbar and Tasneem Ali Ardah, and focuses on digital farming. The project worked on creating a solar-powered control system for large-scale farms, allowing anyone to control irrigation from a smartphone. The second project was developed by engineering students Duha Sabah Al-Masoud, Altaf Ghirir Al-Adwani, Heba Fouad Akbar and Mona Ghazi Al-Enezi. The project aims to create a system that allows people to find parking spaces through an online reservation service.
KIB’s sponsorship also included a project developed by engineering students Maryam Mustafa AlQallaf, Shahad Khalid Al Otaibi, Mariam Jassim Al Muhaini and Fatima Saud Abdulaziz. The project focuses on creating solar powered navigational devices that don’t require internet. Additionally, the Bank sponsored a project that uses 3D printing technology in construction, developed by engineering students Dana Abdul Latif Al Saie, Asmaa Mohammed Al Ajmi, Najud Abdulaziz Al Kandari, Ghadeer Sarhan Al Enezi and Nora Saleh Al Muwaisri. The project focuses on creating a device that converts conceptual designs into real buildings through 3D printing technology, regardless of design complexity.
One of the projects that KIB also supported was spearheaded by engineering students Asma Ali AlHamdan, Bashayer Bader Al-Mutawa, Munira Ahmed Al-Rabah and Sarah Jassim Ali. The project focuses on a device that can detect the early presence of diabetes, and while also reducing a patient’s exposure to needles. Another project was developed by engineering students Rawan Waleed Almohammed Ali, Amina Khalid Al-Muhanna, Zahra Abdul Ridha Al-Qattan and Fatma Yousef AlKhabaz. The project aims to create two devices, one stationary and one mobile, working together using GPS to locate the holder of the mobile device. KIB’s sponsorship also included a project which focuses on innovative methods to measure blood sugar without requiring a blood sample, developed by engineering students Nada Khalid Al-Rashidi, Reem Talal Al-Enezi and Shahad Asaad Al-Khattlan.
One of the projects selected by KIB was also the “Hot Dry Air Diffusion (HDAD) for heavy oil recovery”, spearheaded by engineering students Laila Adnan Abdullah, Anfal Nasser Qurban and Sharifa Abdulsamad Alshatti. The project focuses on developing a new method for quantifying extracted oil through less expensive and safer means by injecting hot dry air into the ground. Yet another project was the “Effect of nanoparticles on heat loss during steam injection”, a project developed by engineering students Amal Mahdi Al-Enezi, Shahad Mahmoud Al-Kandari and Mariam Ibrahim Al-Bati Botiban. The project aims to reduce costs and solve the issue of heat loss during the process of oil extraction.
KIB’s sponsorship also included the “Water knockout vessel” project, which was developed by engineering students Jarrah Adib Al-Ali, Abdulaziz Ahmed Al-Qaoud and Mohammed Khalid AlMekhaiter. The project focuses on increasing capacity for the oil separator system, mainly used to separate the water produced from the oil wells before it enters the main separator in the assembly center. Additionally, the Bank sponsored the Hot Dry Air (HDAF) project, developed by engineering students Laila Abdullah, Shereefa Alshatti, and Anqal Qereyan, and focuses on achieving a more environmentally friendly method of oil extraction through pumping hot dry air into the ground.