ADU’s College of Engineering Launches “ESTEDAD” Enrichment Bootcamp
12 August 2020
In coordination with the Ministry of Education and in line with the Estedad 2020 initiative, Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Engineering (COE) is offering high school students the opportunity to get ahead of the curve with the virtual “ESTEDAD” Enrichment Bootcamp.
The program, which was launched in August 4, includes eight courses developed by the COE and offered in two tracks, each includes four bootcamps. Students have the opportunity to select to participate in one of these tracks depending on the skills they are seeking to develop. The eight bootcamps offered to the students cover Computer Aid Design (CAD); Flight Guidance and Control Systems, Chemical Engineering Processes, Prototyping; Developing Python Programming Language, Designing Smart Systems using the Internet of Things (IoT), Basic Manufacturing Process of Jet Engines, and Developing Character with Ethical Decision Making. Participants will also receive certificates of completion at the end of each course.
Dr. Hamdi Sheibani, Dean of the College of Engineering, commented: “It gives us great pleasure to work alongside the Ministry of Education on a program that is in line with their Estedad initiative. Our mission as educators is to arm our students for the future with the right skillsets and knowledge and this virtual summer program is one example. The program will equip the students with the necessary skillsets needed to prepare them for the next phase in their education journey”.
Dr. Reem Sabouni, Associate Proposer in Civil Engineering, commented: “The courses will also provide the young learners with the opportunity to grasp concepts that we use in our courses in the College of Engineering that focus on aviation, chemical engineering, software engineering, and more. We look forward to opening our doors to aspiring young engineers this summer.”
The program includes engaging activities such as remote workshops, virtual classroom experiments, audiovisual presentations and more. ADU’s Enrichment “ESTEDAD” bootcamp provides students with a glimpse into the type of majors offered under the COE, including aviation, chemical engineering, and sustainable architecture.”