October University for Modern Sciences and Arts was proud to witness its Engineering students" innovations which were presented in the Workshop Building. The exhibition included all grades of Engineering Faculty where they participated with about 250 projects that prove their cutting edge awareness of the requirements of the ever changing job markets. As a matter of fact, Faculty of Engineering students combined their theoretical knowledge with the practical application and excelled in presenting their projects. In the exhibition the students displayed their hands on experience which is in harmony with their studies.
MSA University initiated an architectural project for 10 consecutive days in Port Said city with Thessaly University of Greece and Port Said University from the 21st to the 30th of September 2011. This collaboration was in efforts to create a productive educational link between Egypt and Greece and it targeted understanding the crucial issues faced by the city of Port Said, which is basically the dilemma of the contemporary urban design practice.
MSA University's Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture and Construction, were hosted by Greenwich University's School of Architecture this summer to work on their joint elective course “Sustainable Cities.”
It was a two-week course focusing on the city spirit and included visiting London, Manchester and Cambridge. Their studies and discussions were concentrated on the routes, places, the natural of the enclosing mass and about the infrastructure (food / water / waste / Energy / Transport of people and goods / places to live and work). Finally, the course concluded with an exhibition of the students' work, where they displayed sketches and photomontages of places they visited as well as visions of spaces with future sustainable cities.
MSA University is proud to announce that its excelling Biotechnology students Cherine Amr and Fatma El Zahraa Salama were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Medical Sciences at the Asian Science Camp which was held in Daejon, Korea from the 7th to the 13th of August 2011. Their project was a great piece of work under the title “Targeting a specific receptor in the brain tumor to facilitate the passage of the drug through the blood brain barrier.” Our very own Cherine and Fatma were thrilled to attend the camp and felt lucky to be able to meet several Nobel laureates and even attend their lectures.
On Sunday the May the 8th 2011, two of MSA University's most qualified professors from the faculty of Dentistry, Dr. Faten Kamel and Dr. Ahmed Zidan landed in Scotland to be part of the MFDS (Membership of Faculty of Dental Surgery) at Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.It was a fruitful week where our representatives discussed the possibility for MSA University to host the MFDS Examination in future.
On the 24th of this very month, MSA University's faculty of Pharmacy organized a farewell gathering for their seniors. It was a fun day where students wore the same funny t-shirts and spent a good time with fellow colleagues and staff members. This exciting event was organized by students Engy Ahmed Wafik, Hayam Abdelbasset, Nashwa Ashraf, Ahmed Abdel Nabi, Mohammed Ali, Ahmed El Badry and Amr Monier.
Dr Ayman Kandil, Dean of Pharmacy Faculty at MSA organized and headed earlier that month a medical convoy to El Mansouria village to extend its kind services to the needy people there. He was accompanied with five assistant lecturers, five inters, 41 students and two nurses.The convoy applied full mouth diagnosis to 210 patients, extracted 110 teeth through oral surgery, and done 62 scaling by oral medicine. As for operative medicine, they have done four cavity preparations with temporary fillings. Patients were donated free antibiotics and analgesics when needed. Patients are requested to visit MSA clinic every Wednesday.
On the 10th of January 2011, MSA University's Faculty of Dentistry hosted a workshop by 3M - a diversified technology company known to provide innovative dental solutions- about Infection Control at the sterilization room. The Faculty already applies the system of Infection Control; however, 3M came to teach students and staff new tools to use as this is very important to avoid cross infection. 3M showed students how to disinfect themselves and their tools and how to use sharp instruments when dealing with patients. It is worthy to mention that the seminar was supervised by Dr. Faten Kamel of Conservative Dentistry.
As people walked around the hangar, you sense the excitement of the students and the monitoring of the doctors. Among the attendees was Dr. Ihab Hamdy Naeem , professor of Physics, stated that, “It is exciting to see what ideas students are coming up with this year, especially since they help their experimental hand work that is applied in real life.” One of the intriguing inventions on display was the Electric Magnetism Levitation. It is a magnet with positive charges that use exact equal pull on either magnet (poles) to levitate the added weight. The idea came to the students because of a lecture they had earlier, about magnets and how they work. “Playing with gravity and magnets gave us the idea to come up with levitating weight through magnets to see if they work,” explained one of the students. “It took us some time to get the exact weight but finally it worked.”
Congratulations, MSA is extremely proud to be the first private university in Egypt to establish the nationally recognized licensed Bio-equivalence Center in Egypt. Not only it is run and administered by a team of highly skilled scientists and staff from the Faculty of Pharmacy; but also by highly acknowledged, and well known consultants of different nationalities. The BE center is based on many years of academic experience and an immense understanding of Quality System which has been internationally acknowledged.
Under the supervision of Dipl. Arch. Adel Fahmy and with the collaboration of staff members Dr. Nermine Abdel Gelil, Dr. Mohamed Refaat and Dr. Sameh Mostafa, the Department of Architecture has invited the artist Eng. Nathan Doss in a workshop titled “Clay, a model making and building material” from 12.
Once again, a group of MSA's Dentistry students and staff took off to two hospitals in Fayoum to play an important role in developing their society. The team diagnosed patients and provided free dental treatments; moreover, a number of oral surgeries were performed to patients with severe cases.
It's noteworthy that all patients were donated free antibiotics and analgesics when needed. This convoy was prosperous in many ways as it has provided students with the experience of dealing with several medical conditions and allowed them to work in a different environment than the one they are used to.
MSA University"s Dental Health Awareness group of students and staff went on a mission to Nile Egyptian International School in 6th October City and diagnosed 200 children. This is because MSAians care for the welfare of our society and they believe it is important for young children to learn how to keep their teeth clean and cavity-free.
For KG1, KG2 and Grade 1, the team told a story to the children about the importance of brushing their teeth and taught them more about healthy and unhealthy food. The children also learnt how to brush their teeth in a healthy manner.
MSA University is proud to announce its annual Engineering conference for Communications and Electronics on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd of November 2010, starting at 9:00 am - 16:30 pm. Forty five different studies from universities across Egypt and the Middle East, and even Canada, will be presented at the conference. Also, MSA University's Faculty Members will be presenting their researches as well. This event is the first of its kind to be organized entirely by a private university.
Once again, MSA leads.
MSA's own Dr. Faten Kamel, Head of Operative Department Faculty of Dentistry, and Dr. Rasha Ramadan, Assistant Lecturer, have both traveled to the University of Glasgow in the UK on Sunday 17th of October '10.The reason for their travel is to exchange both universities' impressive knowledge and to observe new teaching techniques and facilities. They also made it a point to check graduate and postgraduate programmes.
Two Engineering students represent MSA in Belgium in "The Annual Students Branch and Gold Conference"
The IEEE, which introduced the RISEC competition for Engineering and Computer Science students earlier this year, is now holding its annual SBC (Student Branch and Gold) conference in Belgium from the 4thto the 8th of August 2010. Many countries from Africa, Europe and Asia will demonstrate their IEEE student activities. MSA University will be participating and students Mohamed Khairy and Noha Mostafa will be representing it.
On Tuesday, 6th July, 2010, MSA's Faculty of Engineering held its annual Exhibition for Graduating Seniors of Industrial Engineering in Engineering Workshop, after which the students discussed their projects with the judging panel.The judging panel comprised of: Dr.Said Ashour, Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Mohamed Said Hassan, Head of Department of Industrial Engineering, and Dr. Samuel Mengistu, from University of Greenwich.
MSA new Bio-Equivalency Center has been licensed by the Egyptian Ministry Of Health to be the first private university in Egypt to acquire it. MSA Bio-Equivalency Center ranks as the 12th fully functional center of its kind around Egypt.
In a perfect example of how theory can be put into practice, students of the faculty of engineering held an exceptional workshop exhibit for their graduation projects. MSA University has always been keen to mix theory with practice to enhance the students' learning process.The University has invited several distinguished professors from the same field to evaluate the students' projects which represent the outcome of years of theoretical and practical studies.
The Career Placement Center is holding a competition for designing and implementing an Internal Marketing Campaign to promote the CPC within the MSA University October Campus for all majors and faculties.
On Monday 19th April, 2010 Broadcasting Department at MSA hosted a workshop for the Daily TV show production members of,"Yes3ed Sba7ak"- channel 2. The main theme of the workshop was, "The production technique of daily talk shows." The production team of the show consisted of Mr. Sameh Abdalla, director, Mr Hany Gamil, editor, Mr Fayez Tharwat, anchor and Miss Hanaa Maher, assistant producer and it is casted by alternating presenters.
MSA Architecture students participated in its first students' cultural day (When Architecture meets Nature). MSA Architecture department organized its first students' cultural day in El Orman park on 17th of April 2010 as one of the department's goals is mixing fun with education with an attempt to enhance the cultural activities, and increase the interaction between the architectural education, nature and the environment outside the closed lecture halls.
MSA hosted a renowned delegation from University of Catalonia in Spain which consisted of Catalonian Minister of Education and Head of Lildia University in Spain. The delegation aimed at signing a co-operation protocol between MSA and the Spanish ministers to enhance the efforts of researchers from both parties in order to induce the European Union support. MSA was invited to be an honorable member in the Mediterranean Universities League. They also offered adopting and financing the small and medium businesses in the university and academic exchange programs.
MSA Engineering students participated in Cairo conference of Engineering and information Technology ICT. The conference was inaugurated by Dr Tarek Kamel the Minister of communication and Information Technology which was held in Cairo International Conference Center at Nasr City. MSA students" participation was highly commended and appreciated as they have attained a cutting edge in electronics which enticed the renowned companies to offer support, sponsorship, finance and executions. Intel, ESC, White house Securities and Delta Insurance were among these companies who assured the validity and the outstanding potential of projects.
MSA took part, for the first time in the International Collegiate Programming Contest which took place last October 2009 in Cairo University where all universities of Arab Republic of Egypt have participated. MSA team also joined that contest on the Middle East and Africa level where 46 teams from 29 universities of 9 Arab countries have participated. The American University in Beirut, Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Palestine has participated in the contest. In Egypt the AUC, BUE, Cairo University, Ein Shams and Helwan universities and MSA has participated for the first time.
The 2nd International Conference for the applications of bio-technology (ICAB) 2009 attended by 350 scientists and researchers from all over the world was held for two days at October University for Modern Sciences and Arts (MSA) where they presented and discussed the latest and most advanced researches in that respect.