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AUS team explores best places for space observatories

Posted by AUS blog on Dec 12, 2016 10:47:56 AM

By Tayiba Ahmad

During the Islamic Golden Age, which lasted from the mid-8th century to the mid thirteenth century, scholarly learning was greatly prized by the Arabs and Muslims, and Arab scholars majorly contributed to developments in science and mathematics. Amongst these were the developments they made in astronomy. Arab astronomers made innovative discoveries and conducted research that was later adopted by astronomers from other parts of the world. Unfortunately, astronomy in the Arab world has declined, even though it is needed, not only particularly for religious purposes, but also for other philosophical purposes.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, Science, Physics, American, Astronomy, Space, Arab World

AUS professors to advise the Emirates Mars Mission

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

Last year, the UAE Government unveiled its plan to send an unmanned probe to Mars to study the atmosphere of the Red Planet, in celebration of the UAE’s 50th national day. It plans to launch the space probe in 2020, so that it arrives to Mars in 2021, just in time for the anniversary. The space probe will be the first Arab probe, and has been named Al Amal or “Hope.” Three American University of Sharjah faculty members, namely Dr. Tariq Majeed, Associate Professor of Physics, Randa As’ad, Assistant Professor of Physics and Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, all from the Department of Physics of the AUS College of Arts and Sciences, are part of the science team involved in the project.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, College of Engineering, American, UAE Mars Mission, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Emirates Mars Mission, MBRSC, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science in Computer Engineering

American University of Sharjah leads the way in innovation

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

American University of Sharjah (AUS) has been at the forefront of innovation, with many of the university’s faculty and students developing innovative solutions to human problems and challenges. The efforts of the university to invest and allocate the required resources to innovation are in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of AUS, who envisioned the university as a hub for research, development and innovation on the local, regional and international levels.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, College of Engineering, Computer Engineering, American, Chemical Engineering, Lung Diesease, Innovation, Programming, UAE Innovation Week, Lasser

AUS professor writes a book about science and Islam

Posted by AUS blog on Oct 23, 2016 5:34:31 PM

By Tayiba Ahmad

Since the formation of the university, the faculty members at American University of Sharjah (AUS) have time and again expressed the talents they possess through the work they do, both at AUS and outside of it. Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, Professor in the Department of Physics at the AUS College of Arts and Sciences, is one such professor. Recently, Dr. Guessoum wrote a book, tentatively named The Young Muslim’s Guide to Modern Science, which tries to harmonize the teachings of Islam with the study of modern science. The book, which is aimed at youth, such as high school students and freshmen, has been completed and Dr. Guessoum is hopeful of publishing it soon.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Ramadan, Workshop, Science, Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, Islam, Grants, Grant, Muslim, Astronomy, Eid, Hajj

AUS promotes STEM education alongside liberal arts education

Posted by AUS blog on Jun 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

If you are in your last years of high school and thinking about college, a choice as to which university to go to is a big question. But perhaps a bigger than that, is the question of what major will you want to do. To get the right answers to those questions, you have to put a lot of things into consideration, things like what would you like to do? What are your interests? What things interests you? What areas of study you are strong in? What career paths do various majors offer? What are job prospects for these career paths? These and other questions, may help you narrow down both the major you may want to pursue, as well as the university you want to pursue it in.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Science, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Technology, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, STEM, Chemistry, Design Management, Biology, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Visual Communication, Multimedia Design, Chemical Engineering

Science and math teaching in the region should be improved — Part I

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 13, 2013 11:10:00 AM

Last month, the results of the TIMSS global math and science test for 2011 were announced. TIMSS, which stands for Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, is a standardized test that is administered to Grade 4 and 8 pupils every four years. In 2011, 50 countries participated, including 10 Arab states.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, TIMMS, Science, Maths, Physics

Science and math teaching in the region should be improved — Part II

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 13, 2013 11:00:00 AM

A few months ago, the US National Research Council produced a detailed plan for science education titled Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). It purports to revolutionize the way science is taught in the US “for the 21st century.”

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, Science, Maths, Physics, CAS, College of Arts and Sciences

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