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Physics Alum Receives MIT Teaching Excellence Award After One Year as Postdoc

​One year ago, Mohamed Abdelhafez '11 started working as a postdoctoral associate in physics education technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, he has received the 2020 MIT Graduate Student Council Teaching Award has become a full-time lecturer in physics after an overwhelming nomination by students. “It’s probably never happened that a physics postdoctor gets a full lecturer position at MIT after only one year,” said Abdelhafez. 

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AUC Team Wins Second Place in Shell: Imagine the Future Competition

An AUC team won second place in Egypt in the Shell: Imagine the Future competition, competing with 129 teams from around the country. Held by the leading energy company Shell, the competition has student teams competing locally then globally to imagine scenarios on how the world will look like by 2050. This kind of non-linear futuristic thinking aims to encourage different organizations to stay on top of the world's changing landscape.

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AUC's Society of Petroleum Engineers Receives International Student Excellence Award

AUC's Society of Petroleum Engineers received the Student Chapter Excellence Award for "accomplishing an admirable level of success." "Representing AUC was an honor," said Ahmed Negm '20, petroleum engineering graduate who served as marketing director and crisis manager of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. "We had aimed to achieve this award through planning, seeking challenges and constantly working on improving ourselves. We hope to always keep making AUC proud."

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Two Alums Create 'Around Egypt' App to Promote Tourism, Show Country's 'Hidden Gems' in 360 Degrees

Users are 64% more likely to visit a place after viewing it in 360 degrees, according to Ciklum, a global digital solutions company for Fortune 500 companies and fast-growing organizations.

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AUC, Brown University Develop Cloud V for Open-Source Digital Access

The Electronic Design Automation (EDA) research group at AUC and Brown University's Scale Computing Lab have developed a cloud-based, digital hardware design environment called Cloud V to utilize open-source academic materials and freely available EDA tools using standard and familiar web interfaces. 

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AUC Provides Mentorship for Gemini Uplift Initiative

AUC will be providing voluntary mentorship support for entrepreneurs as part of the Gemini Uplift initiative to support entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The initiative, launched by Gemini Enterprises Africa, aims to revive the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Egypt and Africa during these difficult times through money, matchmaking and mentorship. Gemini focuses on supporting entrepreneurship in Africa, and particularly projects focused on social dimensions. 

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Report-for-Change: A People-Centric Urban Management Tool - Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research at AUC

AUC’s Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative awarded funding to 10 different research projects that are aimed at creating an impact both during and after the global COVID-19 pandemic — contributing to the scholarship and innovation in the fight against it. In this series, we are highlighting each of the 10 projects to learn about what they are and what impact they will have on society.

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Happy Earth Week from CARES

AUC's Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability (CARES) uses different techniques to sustainably grow crops around campus. Learn about green walls and how they are helping revolutionize urban agriculture. Green Walls

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The Race to Recycle Lithium-Ion Batteries

Li-ion batteries are used in cell phones, tablets, laptops, cameras, and other electronic devices. And while nearly 90% of batteries worldwide are recycled, there still lacks a universal standard for recycling these specific batteries, as they can be dangerous if not handled correctly. Nageh Allam, professor of physics, and a team of graduate students in AUC's nanotechnology program are working to solve this.

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Marwan Wahid on World Autism Awareness Day: 'I Am Thankful and Happy with My Journey at AUC'"

When he was only 2 years old, he was able to finish a Solitaire game on his brother’s computer and actually win the game that doctors described him as “the new Einstein."

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AUC’s National Accreditation Reaffirmed

AUC has been reaffirmed for its national accreditation with the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE).

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Faculty Reflect on One Week of Online Instruction

AUC's faculty members have been hard at work trying to navigate the challenges that come with shifting to online instruction. News@AUC spoke to some faculty members to learn about their experiences so far and what they've been doing to adapt to the changes. Here's what they had to say: 

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AUC Vice President for Digital Transformation's Message on Online Instruction

With online classes starting Sunday, AUCTV interviewed Vice President for Digital Transformation Ayman Abdellatif on how his team has been working hard to make sure the process runs smoothly and how students and faculty members should utilize the IT Help Desk when running into challenges. Watch the full interview.

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Celebrating Our Hardworking Staff Moms on Mother's Day Under COVID-19

#PeopleOfAUC With Mother's Day coming up on March 21, working mothers in Egypt and at AUC are facing a lot of challenges in light of the coronavirus situation — they are trying to keep their kids safe at home and entertained, keeping pace with their online learning at home and — on top of that — working in their daily jobs. We spoke to AUC's staff working mothers, and here are their thoughts on this year's Mother's Day:

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Tips on Being Happy While Working from Home

We are now facing the coronavirus pandemic. Everyone is feeling anxious, disorientated, worried and generally uneasy. Workplaces are being disrupted to an unprecedented degree, and nobody knows how long this will last. Many of us have to work from home, and this in itself can be not only challenging, but also isolating and lonely. Social bonding is important, and many of us will miss out on interacting with colleagues, and for our faculty with our students too. So, what can we all do about it?  

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