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مؤسسة Mary E. Geyer توفر منحة دراسية للطالبات المتفوقات

يسر الجامعة الامريكية في العراق, السليمانية ان تعلن عن منحة دراسية جديدة لطلاب البكلوريوس في الجامعة موفرة من قبل مؤسسة Mary E. Geyer. المنحة سوف تمنح لطالبتان متفوقتان تختصان في قسم الهندسة و تكنلوجيا المعلومات. قيمة المنحة هي 1500 دولار أمريكي سوف توهب لطالبة من كل قسم ابتداءا من القصل الدراسي الخريفي لعام 2016. مؤسسة Mary E. Geyer الغير ربحية تسعى الى اعانة الطالبات المختصات في مجال تقني والى تسليط الضوء على الطالبات المتفوقات اكاديميا وخاصة في مجالات العلوم, التكنلوجيا, الهندسة, او الرياضايت. قال السيد Roger Geyer مدير المؤسسة واستاذ مساعد في الجامعة الامريكية سابقا, "نحن نعتقد ان النساء الناجحات في هذا المجال سوف يكون لهن دور فعال في السياسة والمجتمع وحتما سوف يزداد عددهم في المناصب القيادية التي تسعى الى تطوير البلد والمجتمع." واضاف السيد روجر, "اتمنى ان تنمو هذه المنحة من ناحية قيمتها وعدد الطلاب المستفيدون منها, ونعمل حاليا من اجل ان تكون هذه المنحة مستمرة في المستقبل البعيد." طالبتي الجامعة الامريكية زينب حامد وسنور صالح المختصتان في علوم التنكلوجيا كانتا اول طالبتين تحصلان على هذه المنحة, اضافة الى ذلك ما يقارب 80% من طلاب الجامعة يحصلون على الدعم المادي من جهات اخرى. اقساط الجامعة التي تعتمد على التفوق الاكاديمي تسعى الى توفير الفرصة لمتفوقي العراق للانضمام الى واحدة من افضل جامعات البلد بغض النظر عن وضعهم المادي. المتقدمين للمنحة بامكانهم معرفة المزيد عن المتطلبات وعملية التقديم هنا. اخر يوم لقبول استمارات التقديم هو 11 من سبتمبر 2016. لمعرفة المزيد عن مؤسسة Mary E. Geyer اضغط هنا.

Information Technology Day

Our IT students will be presenting creative, interactive and fun projects tomorrow from 11:15 - 12:15 in A-B1-Hallway. This event is sponsored by Dario Cafe. There will be plenty of pizzas, cakes, cupcakes, beverages and much more! You can also win unique prizes we collected just for this special event. One more thing, we have lots of stickers! You should put at least one on your laptop! 

Students Awarded ICT Training Certificates by Ericsson

  The program is a two-month course which aims to build a bridge between academic institutions and the ICT industry for students who are looking into joining companies such as Ericsson. Ericsson’s ICT Professional Foundation Program targets large groups of students from across the region to help the maximum number of individuals benefit from an opportunity to seamlessly transition from academic institutions to the ICT industry. “For the second consecutive year, Ericsson has organized a certification ceremony in Sulaimani where we had the honor to celebrate twenty-two high potential students from AUIS for passing the Ericsson ICT Professional Foundation Program,” said Ibrahim Itani, Sulaimani's General Manager at Ericsson, “This program offered the participants the chance to explore valuable information on the latest Information and Communication Technologies and their impact on the business, people and society.” The program, which first started in 2015, now covers 15 countries across the Middle East and is a gateway for students in the region to explore opportunities in the ICT industry. “Ericsson remains committed to enlightening the new generation on the latest technologies and business models that will shape their future careers,” continued Itani, “We are wishing the students that have successfully passed this program all the best in their studies and future career plans.” The online nature of the course enables Ericsson to target a large group of students at once, and is efficient in terms of cost and logistics. The course supports building a great pipeline of candidates for internship and graduate programs. Ericsson is a communications technology and service company, which provides software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – and enables the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities. Ericsson operates worldwide, and currently has two offices operating in the Kurdistan region. Find out more about Ericsson here.

A Focus on Information Technology Center at AUIS

The vision of the center is to contribute to the growth and development of the government, business sector, and the society through empowering data-driven decision-making. The mission of the center is to promote research, stimulate consultancy, and provide trainings by working as a hub for all likeminded people who explore, value, and use the power of informatics and data analytics.    One of the first projects of the center is Kurdistan Data; an online platform for improving data availability and literacy in Kurdistan. The initial planning and setup of the project is made possible by the generous funds of Erbil Manpower (emp) and Choman Group.   "emp's donation for the Center for Informatics and Data Analytics is a symbolic contribution to payback for AUIS and its continuous invaluable effort to enhance and strengthen the youth education in Kurdistan Region and Iraq and to prepare a generation of leaders who will make a change in their country," commented Ms. Talan Aouny, CEO and Founder of Erbil Manpower Ltd.    Ms. Aouny continued "data availability and literacy is a strong catalyst for offering quality business service which is the core of emp's mission, hence we believe in the eligibility of this center and anticipate that the center will add enormous value to the way business is done in our country."        Talan Aouny, CEO of EMP and Choman Kareem, Manger of Choman Group   In the same regard, Mr. Choman Kareem, General Manager of Choman Group said "it is clear that information technology is influencing many aspects of our life in this era. Dr. Hemin Latif's plans for improving data availability and literacy through the Center's project is right on time and well thought off. Our society is in need of such projects. Therefore we are glad that we could contribute to the projects initial planning and setup."   Dr. Hemin Latif, Founding Director of CIDA, emphasized that the success of such projects cannot be achieved without the support of various entities and the generous donations of people like Ms. Aouny and Mr. Kareem.   Find out more about CIDA here. 

Mary E. Geyer Foundation Offers Scholarship for High Performing Female Students

The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) is pleased to announce a new scholarship for AUIS undergraduate students, offered by the Mary E. Geyer Foundation. The  scholarship will be awarded to two high performing female students who are already majoring in Information Technology (IT) and Engineering at AUIS. A scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded in each department in Fall 2016. The Mary E. Geyer Foundation is a non-profit corporation designed to financially support young undergraduate women who choose a technical career path. The Foundation’s chief mission is to identify meritorious female undergraduates who major in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) fields via their declared major.  “It is our belief that women who are successful in these fields will gain influence politically, socially and culturally, and ultimately increase their number in important leadership roles which shape the communities in which they live,” says Professor Roger W. Geyer, president of the Foundation, and former associate professor of computer systems and IT at AUIS. “I hope to grow these scholarships in both number and amount at AUIS. Plans are underway to make this funding self-sustaining into the foreseeable future.” AUIS students, Zainab Hamid (IT), Snur Hamid (IT) and Zanwer Hassan (Engineering) at AUIS, have previously been awarded scholarships from the Foundation. Overall eighty percent of enrolled undergraduates at AUIS receive some form of institutional or outside aid. The university's merit-based tuition scale aims to give Iraq’s best students access to the university’s top-ranked, American-style education, regardless of their family income. Applicants can find out more about the requirements and application process here. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is September 11, 2016. Learn more about the Mary E. Geyer Foundation here.

Seminar Presentation for IT Faculty and Students

  Application Development Without Programming   Software production is fast becoming an over complicated programming and configuration task with a lot of repetitive tasks. Many techniques have been suggested to ease this burden and make application development faster and easier. We will discuss our approach to this problem using Computational Reflection that is the ability of a system to observe and to modify itself. It could improve the software-development process. This presentation is also about a practical way for using reflection to raise the level of abstraction. This presentation will first discuss software product line and explain how to improve it by reducing repetitive elements. It will the discuss computational reflection and case-study of a real implementation in the visual studio.   About the Presenter:   Farshad Saeidi is a Master of IT research candidate at  the Science and Research Branch of Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran, under the supervision of Dr. Farzad Sanati, assistant professor of IT at AUIS. He also works as a software engineer at the FastLine telecommunication company in Sulaimani.

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