The School of Engineering at the University of Jordan (UJ) celebrated today, under the patronage of the University President, Prof. Nathir Obeidat, the take-off of its Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society (AESS), one of IEEE's student societies.
In his speech during the ceremony, Obeidat addressed the students, saying, "The notion of student activity in universities has changed. With the multiplicity of knowledge sources, it has become necessary for universities to go beyond their traditional role in qualifying students to get a job, towards building individuals who are capable of thinking, creativity and research."
Obeidat commended the initiative and the School of Engineering for its continuous support for its students and their extracurricular activities and initiatives, expressing the support of UJ's administration for those that contribute to refining and building their personalities according to their interests and desires.
The University's IEEE Student Branch Counselor, Dr. Muhammad Abdel-Megeed, in his speech delivered on behalf of the AESS Counselor, Dr. Adham Al-Sharqawi, indicated that this student community aims to gather students and faculty members interested in the field of electronics and space science to cooperate in acquiring new skills and employing them in useful practical projects in this field.
Chairperson and founder of the AESS community, mechatronics engineering student, Mona Salim, said that the UJ's AESS is the first student branch in a Jordanian university. According to her, it seeks to spread knowledge in the fields of aerospace and electronic systems and to introduce outstanding contributions in this field, noting that the fields of interest of the branch include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-en-forcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control.