Last week, the faculty of languages hosted the prominent Dr. Sahar El Mougy to talk about “Looking for the Fairy or the magic wand? A few notes on man's search for happiness”. Sahar Elmougy is an Egyptian writer, assistant professor of American literature (Cairo University). She is also a columnist, creative writing trainer, storyteller and feminist activist. Up her sleeve, she has four books: two collections of short stories and two novels. Her two novels: Daria (1999) and Noon (2007), which won Arab and Mediterranean literary prizes, carved her a place on the Egyptian literary map. Her bestselling novel Noon helped confirm as one of the prominent authors in Egypt. Elmougy conducts a creative writing workshop named after Seshat (the ancient Egyptian goddess of writing).
On receiving the permission from the head of the Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Prof .Osama Momtaz and the vice Prof. Shereen Asam, on November 18th, 2013 students of biotechnology and mainly Molecular Genetics students hit their visit to the Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute with the Lecture assistant Amgad Rady. ".
Sunday, November 17, 2013 marked the launch of Sharing Experience by the Faculty of Management Sciences; the programme is administrated by Engineer Ahmed El Essawy, Business Development Director at SPEED Group (P&G - Marai) Partner, Dr. Mohamed Khattab, General Manager of SIGMA Pharmaceutical Group and Engineer Amr Ghazaly, General Manager of Juhayna.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 marked an important day for the scientific faculties as well as the literary faculties. We were honored to host Dr. Martin Bergfelder, the head of the Scientific Department at the German Embassy, to explore and deliberate the possible collaboration methods between MSA and Germany.
Architecture Department of MSA Faculty of Engineering got the second place for “Best Design for Social Services Center” in “Alkarn Estate” which is a slum area where a committee of Stuttgart University of Germany made a feasibility study geographically to re- plan and develop to enhance and sustain the environment.
Two MSAian Engineering Students have successfully achieved the sixth position in IEEE EMBS International Student Conference 2013
After a constructive presentation of their paper, Eng. Hazem Mohamed Eissa together with Eng. Amr Mahmoud Ahmed, of ECE Department, have succeeded to get the sixth position out of 200 submitted papers to IEEE EMBS International Student conference, from several Egyptian universities. The students' paper titled “Implementation of Smart Ovulation Detection Device", mainly concerns with bio instrumentation.
Faculty of Dentistry Seminar Single File Reciprocating NiTi File System Wave One Dr Elham El Shaboury, head of Endodontic Department, Faculty of Dentistry, organized a very interesting seminar on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The successful seminar dealt with "Single File Reciprocating" which is a NiTi File System, Wave One. The seminar focused on some of the most objective aspects of this file such as; maximum Coronal access of different teeth, cleaning and shaping with special reference to NiTi instruments in addition to single file reciprocating NiTi File System, Wave One (Design Features)
Aicha Massrali, the assistant lecturer at faculty of Biotechnology, has traveled to the United Kingdom to attend her Msc Graduation Ceremony at Rochester Cathedral, University of Greenwich, UK on 26th July 2013.
MSA is delighted to congratulate our very own powerhouse Ingy Shehata. from the Faculty of Dentistry, on attaining her PhD in oral and maxillofacial surgery, faculty of dentistry, Cairo University. You have worked extremely hard over the years and have finally achieved one of your many goals. Ingy Shehata has always been a dynamic catalyst to many humanitarian efforts and is responsible for the success of many of the numerous dental convoys MSA has conducted over the years.
The endless efforts and continuous hard work to support and back-up the students, the Summer Training Committee (STC), Communication and Electronics Department, Faculty of Engineering, gave eight MSAians a chance to start summer internship with one of the world's famous mobile supporter "Motorola-Systel". MSA wishes its students the best of luck and don't forget to gain as much job experience as you can to widen your chances of recruitment. Take the lead. Make a difference.
Once again, our Mass Communications graduation projects were judged by our affiliates and good friends from JWT Advertising, Yassmin Nader (Creative Director), Rami El Kerdani (Senior Art Director), Diana George (Account Manager), Kareem Farid (Planning Analyst), Lauren Wahed (Senior Social Media Editor), Hanan El Bialy (Talent Management). The judges were blown away by the presentations and stated that “JWT were very impressed with two of the MSA projects, the disability and handicrafts projects. We will be affiliated with these two awareness campaigns as part of our CSR initiative.”
Due to the continuous hard work by the Summer Training Committee (STC), Communication and Electronics Department, Faculty of Engineering, four MSAians have started a summer internship with one of the world's Star Alliance members in the field of air navigation services "EGYPT AIR". Here at MSA, we value these collaborations as they work on expanding and diversifying students' professional experiences and preparing them for their professional careers.
Earlier this week, the Faculty of Biotechnology held its graduation project discussions in the attendance of almost 20 external examiners that were hosted by MSA to review and discuss the students’ graduation projects. After the discussions were over, Cell Safe Cord Blood Bank surprised everyone with the amazing news that 4 students have been chosen to join the company and will start working there after a SIX-MONTH TRAINING IN SWITZERLAND. Cell Safe Cord Blood Bank is a global stem cell bank with cutting edge technology and research facilities.
Following their recent success at the Mittelmeerland Workshop, MSA Architecture students participate at a design workshop in Italy; DOCUMENTATION AND DESIGN WORKSHOP IN TUSKANY-ITALY, TANGLE POCKETS / Life in Utopia. In our quest to expose our students to multi-cultural professional environments and modern techniques and methods, MSA has endorsed the knowledge-seeking, experience-hungry group of students to go to Italy and gain some first-hand knowledge from the leading minds in the field. The group was accompanied by our very own Dr. Bedour Ahmad and Eng. Heba Hussein as representatives of the education committee. The MULTINATIONAL CROSS-DISCIPLINARY DOCUMENTATION AND DESIGN WORKSHOP, ARCHITECTURE AND THE COMMON LIFE INTO THE TUSCANY LANDSCAPE was directed by: Iordanis Stylidis, Assistant Professor at the University of Thessaly – Greece. It also featured discussions and workshops by Professor SASA LADA : Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Professor VASILIOS IERIDIS : Frederick University, Nicosia, Cyprus. There was a total of 40 students participated from Egypt- Greece- Cyprus, MSA participated with 11 students who did a great job there, massive ideas of design were incorporated with their colleagues from other universities, which always preset the high level education that MSA architecture department. Beside the workshop, the students had a chance to explore the architecture heritage of Rome, Siena, Pisa and Florence; which have had a massive effect on the modern architecture studies. All in all, a great experience and a plentiful of knowledge was passed around and gained by all. Special thanks to Dr. Bedour Ahmad and Eng. Heba Hussein for their effort in making this a reality and thanks to all who work tirelessly to expose MSA students to new, unforgettable knowledge and experience.
Three students from MSA's faculty of engineering presented their graduation project to the ministry of agriculture. Representatives from the ministry were impressed with the project, which is an early warning system that detects and controls plant diseases, and agreed to provide the students with the data necessary for the completion of the project. This project is the first of its kind and is expected to significantly reduce the effects of plant diseases.
Imagine Cup is the world's most influential student technology competition; it brings the brightest young minds together to build apps by utilizing the endless abilities of technology. Microsoft created the Imagine Cup over ten years ago with the idea that students can change the world. What begins with a burst of inspiration and a lot of hard work can become a future software breakthrough, a jump start for a career, or a flourishing new industry.
Injaz is a competition that selects startup projects that have high-feasibility and high-effect to fund in a way to make them a reality. MSA’s powerhouses Adham Saeed and Ahmed Nagy were there with an ingenious project called Stebn (www.stebn.com), which is basically a bike sharing system to be implemented in Egypt.
In a thrilling celebration, Dr Nawal El Degwi accompanied by Dr Khairy Abdel Hamid, were pleased to honour a group of the most distinguished students of the Faculty of Management Sciences, for their successful contribution in Stock Market and Bourse Simulation which was meticulously organized by 200 students supervised by expertise of faculty members.
The Faculty of Biotechnology honours Dr Abd- El Monem El Bna ( The head of Agricultural Research Center) for his visible input that truly left a wondrous sign in the Agricultural field in Egypt and his fantastic co-operation with the MSA University during the last few years:
The Faculty of Management and Dr. Omnia Zaazou were delighted to host the first exhibit and conference of the projects created for Advertising and Media Campaign (MKT402). The exhibit comprised presentations for the projects submitted by the students and were evaluated by guest judges; Mr. Hazem Derae (Chairman of Look Advertising and the Egyptian Advertising Association; nicknamed The Guru of Egyptian Advertising), Mr. Ahmed Zidan (Deputy general manager of El Ahram Marketing and Advertising Centre; Winner of the Best Global Director Award) and Mr. Ahmed El Shenawy (CEO of Adventure Advertising, partners of Tarek Nour; nicknamed The King of Outdoors).
Dr. Sherif Kamel, Assistant Professor of Communication and Electronics Engineering Department, participated in the International Conference on Science, Engineering and Management-ICSEM 2013 at the Srinivasan Engineering College, India on 17th and 18th May 2013. Dr. Sherif was invited to participate as a chief guest for the inauguration function. He was also a keynote speaker at the seminar which was attended by more than 300 people from all fields of engineering.
MSA Architecture Students Research the Existence and Future of the Mediterranean at The Mittelmeerland Workshop in Alexandria
MSA Architecture department participated in the Mittelmeerland workshop organized by the University AA Visiting School in Alexandria. There were eight MSA undergraduates and graduate students participating under the supervision of Arch.Heba Hussein who had given an open lecture about her research study in the fabulous, diverse structure of the Mediterranean region.
Graduation Projects' Fair is the best indicator of technological level depth and hands-on experience attained by MSA Engineering students, whose multi–faceted success is well commended in various aspects during the course of studies. We didn't forget yet the overwhelming success of last year's exhibition, as this current year, where MSA invited the most renowned and distinguished professors to evaluate the students' impressive Projects which represented the outcome of accumulated knowledge and ideas over the years of study.
The 6th successful "Training and Employment Fair" was held inOctober University for Modern Sciences and Arts for the sixth yearsuccessively. It attracted, as usual, a lot of renowned employers whoare seeking the cutting edge expertise of MSA and other Egyptiangraduates. Dr Nawal El Degwi, the Head of the Board of Trustees waspresent accompanied by Dr Khairy Abdel Hamid; President of MSA, andthey commended the efforts of the organizers of the event from CareerGates and MSA students.
MSA's Clinical Pharmacy, Department of the Faculty of Pharmacy, hosted the first Scientific 'Clinical Pharmacy' conference which was attended by an enormous number of renowned professors in the fields of Medical and Clinical pharmacy and delivered several lectures about the importance of Clinical Pharmacy and its fields of application in Egypt. Dr Nawal El Degwi the Head of the Board of Trustees as well as Professor Dr. Khairy Abdel Hamid, Professor Dr. Seif El Din Ashour - Dean of Pharmacy Faculty, Dr Manal Al Hamamsy - Vice President of Clinical Pharmacy Department and conference moderator welcomed all the attendees.
The MSAMUN delegation representation at the conference was a smashing success and they returned home with a handful of awards for MSAMUN and the Modern Sciences & Arts University. There were more than 52 participating schools and universities and the competition was very high but the MSA delegation not only won the “Best Delegation" award, but also dominated the individual awards. Yousra Shawki was awarded “Best Delegate of the Economic & Social Council”. Sherif El-Ashiry received the “Best Delegate of the International Criminal Court” award. Also Mohamed Ali got the “Best Delegate of the University Level BIMUN”. The delegation was supervised by Dr. Samia El Sheikh and Dr. Hala Marsafy.
In association with "Life without Smoking" Society, MSA launched one of its most effective campaigns yet in the guiding and changing of harmful habits, specially smoking. As they were keen and enthusiastic to learn, 600 students attended the event and quite a few quit smoking as a result. The campaign ran for three days consecutively in order to encourage more willing students to participate, after which 17 of them, actually stopped smoking and pledged to help their colleagues quit this self-destructive habit.
As part of the continued efforts of the MSA faculties to provide unique learning experiences to its students, third year students of the Faculty of Biotechnology have had the distinctive opportunity to visit the Agriculture Genetic Engineering Research Institute (AGERI) to tour the valuable institute and to see how the Gene Gun works. The Gene Gun is the device and bombardment technique used for gene insertion and transformation in crops.
MSA has a fitting success story for this remarkable feat, he is one of our very own here and we cherish his work with us. He harbours special personal interest in the rare fields of Biomathematics and Bioengineering. In February 2013, Mohamed Khalil Ibrahim obtained his PhD in Pure Mathematics from the faculty of Science-South valley University-Qena, while also working as a lecturer assistant in the Faculty of Engineering here at MSA. His field of interest is fractional order differential equations and its applications in real dynamic systems especially in Physics and Biology.