KIB sup­ports stu­dents at Col­lege of En­gi­neer­ing and Pe­tro­leum

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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.

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