Imdaad commends Educational Excellence of four 12th Grade Toppers for School Year 2015-2016

UAE, July 10th 2016 – Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities, environment and energy management solutions in the GCC, has commended the top students in the 12th grade for School Year 2015 – 2016 in line with its efforts to emphasize the importance of educational excellence at a ceremony held recently.

The company awarded Hajar Ahmad Al Ktefan for scoring 99.9 percent and Razan Sulaiman Mohamed Mousa Alkaabi for scoring 99.2 percent both in the Science discipline.

Imdaad also recognized Israa Ahmed Abouelhussein Ibrahim for scoring 99.3 per cent and Wafa Rashed Mohammed Bin Sayyah Alyammahi for scoring 99.0 per cent in the Literary discipline.

Imdaad’s CEO, Jamal Abdullah Lootah, presented the students with the award and recognition. The ceremony drew the attendance and participation of Imdaad representatives, as well as the parents of the top students.

Autodesk empowers students to bring their ideas to life at GESS Dubai 2016

Leading software company throws the spotlight on design solutions Memento and Fusion 360 as strategic tools to help nurture and enhance student creativity
March 03, 2016 – Autodesk, a leading design software company that is playing a very innovative role in the education sector, globally and in the Middle East region, has expressed its eagerness to help empower students in bringing their creative ideas to life.

The statement came during the company’s participation at Global Educational Supplies and Solutions Dubai 2016 (GESS Dubai 2016), the region’s only event dedicated to the entire spectrum of educational supplies and solutions, which opened last March 1, 2016 and will run until March 3, 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The company has revealed that 3D technology has now become a more common part of today’s classrooms, which has resulted in the discovery that students are making significant contributions to the world around them at young ages. Looking to further nurture their creative talents, Autodesk will be holding specialized workshops for students visiting GESS Dubai 2016—throwing the spotlight on its key design solutions Memento and Fusion 360.

During the show, the company will be leveraging Fusion 360 and Memento as the perfect complement in further encouraging and developing the design skills of today’s students. These powerful and easy-to-use solutions converts photos and laser scans into 3D meshes that can be cleaned up, transformed and 3D printed so that anyone, even the young, can explore captured objects from across the world.  In the US, students as young as 13 years old have used Fusion 360 to conceptualize and 3D print prosthetic devices to college teams developing environmentally sustainable homes using BIM 360 Glue. Young talents are pushing the boundaries of design and innovation both inside and outside of the classroom using the same design software used by professionals every day. With Autodesk’s education business model, there is now more than 680 million students and educators from over 800,000 secondary and post-secondary schools in 188 countries taking advantage of free access to Autodesk’s professional software and services for use in classrooms, labs and at home. The company has affirmed its continued commitment in investing in the next generation—offering free access to Autodesk software to students, educators, and academic institutions worldwide.

Autodesk continues to provide free access to industry-standard professional 3D design software and learning content to students, educators and schools worldwide. The move demonstrates the company’s commitment towards providing today’s youth with the necessary tools and resources needed in helping them achieve success in their academic and future careers. Autodesk originally offered free software to college students but has now also started to provide it free to middle school and high school students in the UAE. To ensure wider reach, the company maintains active collaborations with ADVETI Institutes, Secondary Technical School (STS) and many universities. In fact, the success of this initiative can be seen in Autodesk’s move to empower 16-year-old Emirati girl students to design next generation mini-F1 cars. 

Autodesk empowers 16-year-old Emirati girl students to design next generation mini F1 cars.

Al Shohub Private School’s ‘Wild Fire’ design team leverages software and training from Autodesk to design, analyze, create and test their creations for ‘F1 in Schools World Finals 2014’
 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, SEPTEMBER 08, 2014 — Autodesk, a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software is empowering a team of 16-year-old Emirati girls from Al Shohub Private School in Abu Dhabi in their quest for the top spot at the ‘F1 in Schools World Finals 2014.’ The all-girls team from Al Shohub Private School will use professional 3D design software such as Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Flow Design to design a scale-model Formula One (F1) car of the future for this year’s edition of the competition.  As the technology partner, Autodesk is helping the team with technical support and the software tools required for the project.

‘F1 in Schools,’ is an international competition that challenges teams of school students to design and build their own Formula 1 team and run it as a mini-enterprise project. As the premier software partner for F1 in Schools, Autodesk provided all participating teams with free access to its full portfolio of creativity applications and professional 3D design software to bring their ideas to life in the virtual world and create their race car model made from balsa wood.
 

Shaikha Al Jawder, Team Manager, Al Shohub Private School holds the prototype version of the F1 car designed by the team.

Team ‘Wild Fire’ from Al Shohub Private School in Abu Dhabi is the first all-girl Emirati team in the competition, is composed of Shaikha Al Jawder, Team Manager;  Amna Al Romaithi, Car Designer; Haya Al Khaled, Deputy Car Designer; Noora Al Saian, Pit Display Designer and Mariam Al Saian, Marketing Manager. They are one of the four UAE teams that will represent the region and compete against teams from around the world in the Championships at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi on November 16 – 19, 2014.
“It’s inspiring to witness the amount of creativity, skill and talent that the four UAE teams participating at the F1in Schools World Finals possess, and it’s especially wonderful to be able to be able to equip an all-girl’s team from Al Shohub Private School with our professional 3D design tools Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Flow Design to help them clinch a spot in the World Championships,” said George Abraham, Director of Education, Autodesk. “F1 in Schools gives us a glimpse of the promising future generation of engineers and designers. We commend the F1 in Schools competition, which has grown year on year since it started in 2000, successfully proving to be an excellent outlet for young talent and in helping students realize their potential.”
 

 Paul Bray, F1 in Schools Program Consultant, Yas Marina Circuit; Laura Crosse, ‘F1 in Schools’ Programme Manager, Al Shohub Private School; Shaikha Al Jawder, Team Manager, Al Shohub Private School; Ayman Nicola, Technical Engineer, Autodesk Middle East.
The final leg of the competition will take place ahead of the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This year’s event will also include an evening gala awards dinner ceremony where high profile figures from Abu Dhabi and Formula 1 will be in attendance. Winners for the competition will be awarded the Bernie Ecclestone World Championship trophy and crowned F1 in Schools 2014 World Champions. The winning team will also be given the opportunity to attend the 2014 Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and experience the real world of Formula 1.
“The F1 in schools program not only allows students to experience their creations but has also helped change perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by creating a fun and challenging learning environment for them. The initiative has greatly inspired today’s young people to further develop their technical skills and spark more interest in pursuing careers in engineering, science, and technology. We believe that programs like this are integral to the future of the UAE and we affirm our continued support for similar initiatives,” concludedAbdulla Al Shammari, Youth and Community Manager, Abu Dhabi Motor Sports Management.
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About F1 in Schools
F1 in Schools™ is a not-for-profit company established with committed partners to provide an exciting yet challenging educational experience through the magnetic appeal of Formula One™. F1 in Schools is rapidly realizing its potential of becoming the only truly global educational program that raises awareness of Formula One among students and school children in every region, in every country, on every continent. Spanning age ranges of 9 to19 its main objective is to help change perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in engineering, mathematics, science, Formula One, marketing and technology.
The founding constitution of F1 in Schools stipulates that it is, and shall remain, a not-for-profit organization. Funds raised through sponsorship are invested in administering, developing and expanding the challenge. All income is deployed in accordance with guidelines laid down by Formula One Management.
   
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