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MBRSC and American University of Sharjah partner into space

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Dr. Richard Schoephoerster

Space….the final frontier. Any true-blue Star Trek fan knows the source of those words, but, whether you are a Trekkie or not, everyone understands the spirit of their meaning. Frontier implies exceeding limits, moving into the unknown, with all of the excitement and thrill that comes with that. That excitement was palpable on the campus of American University of Sharjah (AUS) last week. Some of our alumni were on campus as the nanosatellite that they designed and constructed in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC), was launched into orbit. While there was certainly a roar of applause and a huge collective sigh of relief for each successive stage of the rocket launch, including the deployment of Nayif-1 into its orbit, the real moment of truth arrived when the first signals were received at the AUS ground station, because, for our former students and the MBRSC staff, that was the ultimate measure of achievement for this collaborative enterprise.

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Topics: AUS, American, American University, American University of Sharjah, Nanosatellite, Satellite, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, Space, Orbit, Communication

AUS alumna turns to crowdfunding to finance her Olympic dreams

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 18, 2014 1:51:00 PM

By Gureni Lukwaro

For weightlifter and AUS alumna Amna Al Haddad, representing the UAE at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil would be a dream come true. To make that happen, she has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise financial support for her training and travel.

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Topics: American Univesrity of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah, American University, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, College of Arts and Sciences, Alumni, Communication, American University of Sharjah, Alumna, Amna

How to Get on the AUS Chancellor List

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 24, 2013 11:00:00 AM

By Nour Al-Ali

SHARJAH – Maintaining academic excellence necessary for the Chancellor's List requires substantial effort, said Kevin Mitchell, AUS vice provost for undergraduate affairs and instruction, in an interview.

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Topics: best university, Top Ranked Universities, Best Universities, Accreditation, American University of Sharjah, best university, American University, American University of Sharjah (AUS), Gulf Countries, Scholarship, College of Arts and Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Communication, Honors Convocation, Dean's List, Chancellor's List

AUS stresses communication skills for all students

Posted by AUS blog on May 2, 2013 7:00:00 PM

By Gureni Lukwaro

Some argue that education does not end at technical expertise. The argument highlights the fact that some highly trained professionals do struggle to share their expertise due to lack of communication skills. Hence the argument that education actually extends to the ability to communicate and successfully convey and present information.

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Topics: American Univesrity of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah, American University, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Communication, America

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