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The American Institute of Chemical Engineers student branch (AIChE) at An-Najah ‎recently participated in the First AIChE Student Regional Conference's Research ‎Poster Competition in the Middle East, winning first and third place. The ‎conference was held at the Jordan University of Science and Technology where An-‎Najah students presented four graduation projects during the period April 22-23, ‎‎2019.‎

The first AIChE Student Regional Conference ever to be held in the Middle East ‎featured a research poster competition and networking and educational opportunities ‎for undergraduate students. ‎

The two-day conference aimed at connecting chemical engineering students from ‎across the Middle East to foster future collaboration among the AIChe student ‎chapters.  The conference also included educational workshops on chemical ‎engineering.‎

An-Najah's participation included four graduation projects. Each project was ‎evaluated for two hours by a variety of international specialists in a variety of ‎chemical engineering fields. ‎

An Najah’s AIChe student branch performed exceptionally well, taking both first ‎and third place prizes for their graduation projects.  The first place project, titled, ‎‎‘Corn Silk Applications in Medicine and Cosmetics’ was completed by Mohammed ‎Mukharza, Farid Dardouk and Hala Arandi under the supervision of Dr. Hosni Odeh.‎

The third place project, titled, ‘Converting Plastic Waste to Beneficial Products" was ‎completed by Selena Semaan, Saja Nusair and Nemat Khalil under the supervision ‎of Dr. Mohamed Sayed.‎

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