An-Najah Student Haya Al-Barghouthi Wins Third Place Among Top Ambassadors in the IEEE Mobile Application Development Contest (MADC)
Haya Al-Barghouthi, computer engineering student at An-Najah National University, has recently been chosen as the third best ambassador to the world's largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology (IEEE).
The IEEEmadC (Mobile Applications Development Contest) is a 6-8 month competition aimed at inspiring student members in Europe, Middle East, and Africa to develop mobile applications which has expanded into a globally recognized competition. It provides IEEE student members a new and interesting activity and a chance to develop something which achieves IEEE mission to foster technological innovation and excellence and improve the lives of its members and larger community.
The IEEEmadC Student Ambassador Program recruits IEEE Student Members to promote for IEEEmadC in their respective branches and sections, educate their colleagues about Mobile Application Development, and help people to apply for the competition, giving them the opportunity to spread their work around the world to reach the masses. They do this by organizing different workshops and sessions on mobile app development, inviting experts in the field to guide students and better prepare them for the contest, and by promoting the competition through various social media channels.
Haya Al-Barghouthi, who represented the State of Palestine, said that she organized several workshops in various Palestinian universities on mobile app development to promote the IEEE Mobile Application Development Contest and inspire others to develop mobile applications and participate in the IEEEmadC.
Al-Barghouthi also mentioned that she is a member at Google Developers Group Nablus and she aspires to promote and foster the Girls in Tech Mentorship Program which focuses on the education and empowerment of women in technology and entrepreneurship in Palestine.
The IEEE’s core mission is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. In conjunction with IEEE’s mission of advancing technology for humanity, IEEEmadC creates technological communities that spreads the awareness of the importance of gaining the engineering skills and emphasize the positive impact that new technologies and engineers have on a society.