For their distinguished entries to the Murex Awards 2022, students of the Faculty of Engineering (FE) and Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences (FNAS) at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) have won grants to develop their projects to the next level.
The Murex Awards aim not only to recognize innovation, collaboration, and excellence in technology and software development/engineering, but also to encourage students to grow, thrive, and pursue academic success in the field.
At the FE’s Department of Electrical, Computer and Communication Engineering (ECCE), Lea Saleh and Joey Youssef won the Most Innovative Development Project Award for their senior project, “DisPill: A Smart Pill Dispenser,” receiving a grant of 1,500 USD. Similarly, in acknowledgement of their cooperative efforts, the Most Collaborative Development Project Award in the CCE category was given to Nadine Zeineddeen and Nour Mahmoud for their “Hospital Service Robot” project, also receiving 1,500 USD. In her solo venture, Miria Aoun was the recipient of 1,000 USD as the winner of the Best ECCE Student Award.
The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the FNAS saw to the win of Maria Kodei for Best Computer Science Student, her title accompanied by a 1,000 USD prize for her excellence in software engineering. As for their design of the mobile application, “Grab n’ Walk,” Marc M. Bechara, Jamil S. Saadeh, Roy F. Hanna, and Youssef C. Chagoury received 1,500 USD for Most Collaborative Development Project in the Computer Science category.
Dr. Elias Nassar, Chairperson of the ECCE Department, noted that these awards are a testament to the high quality projects that NDU students have undertaken during their senior year, under the supervision of dedicated faculty members. The excellent professional services that student volunteers provide to their colleagues as part of the professional society activities in the respective Departments showcase their dedication and merit as they pave the way forward as young engineers and computer scientists, making NDU ever proud.