INDEVCO, multinational group of manufacturing companies, sponsored American University of Beirut’s (AUB) 11th annual Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Student Conference (FEASC) 2012. The event brought together fIaculty students, alumni, doctors and renowned professors in the field to unveil new technologies, designs, and ideas presented by students.
The annual conference took place on 16 and 17 May 2012 at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (FEA) in AUB campus, Beirut, Lebanon. Students displayed inventive solutions to everyday problems.
Interesting Innovations at FEA Student Conference 2012
Some designs submitted by students drew a great amount of attention due to the ingenuity and attractiveness. Below are some:
Smartphone App that Tracks Taxis Around Town
Students developed a server that collects data from smart phones after receiving client request to suggest the most suited taxi. The server evaluates cost, passenger waiting time, as well as taxi driver interest.
Electric Umbrella with Heating & Cooling Options
A team of engineering students created ‘Eco-Brella’, an eco-friendly and water-proof solar power harvester resembling an umbrella. The innovation, constructed with a solar thin film, offers users heating or cooling, as well as energy to charge a cell phone, laptop, etc…
Fitness Bike Renewable Energy System
Another group of students developed a fitness bicycle that converts mechanical energy from the user’s motion to renewable energy.
Some students submitted a project about creating recycled concrete from construction and demolition waste to reduce the industry’s negative environmental impact.
Winning teams received monetary prizes for their efforts during a reception and awards ceremony held on 17 May 2012.
About the FEA Student Conference
The annual FEA Student Conference offers a platform for students to present original projects, research, and designs. The AUB Student Conference Committee accepts abstract submissions from students from all universities in Lebanon.
At the FEASC 2012, notable professors, faculty, and alumni shared experience and knowledge with attending students, discussing new research presentations, recent discoveries, and trends over recent decades in design practice and teaching.
Other sponsors of 2012 conference included, the Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), International Building Systems Co. for Contracting, Mecanique, MTC Touch, Telus Technology Strategy, Beirut International M.I. & C s.a.r.l; as well as by Hana Dib, George Kadifa, and Mazen Najm.
About INDEVCO Group
INDEVCO, an international manufacturing group, produces paper, plastic and corrugated packaging for agricultural, beverage, construction, catering, processed food, dairy, industrial, paramedical and pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical, soap and detergent, tissue and hygiene converting, tissue making and promotional markets.
INDEVCO Group affiliates also manufacture personal care, household and institutional disposables for the retail and away-from-home (AFH) markets. INDEVCO Group employs over 8500 people in Cyprus, Egypt, England, Greece, India, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Ukraine, and the United States.