UMPetroleum Institute (PI) of Abu Dhabi, UAE

Kolb Learning Workshop with Dr. Linda Schmidt

Kolb Learning Workshop with Dr. Linda Schmidt


14 junior and senior students were selected to participate in WISE?s 1st Journey of Discovery Trip to visit the US over Spring Break 2010. The trip, led by WISE Director Dr. Nadia Alhasani, was an opportunity for students to visit WISE programs at partner institutions and interact with their female engineering students. It also exposed our students to cutting-edge research and technology to develop and enhance their commitment to science and technology.

  Wise photo


The major component of the itinerary was the visit to the University of Maryland (College Park, MD) campus touring the Microelectronics Interconnects Laboratory, Micro Robotics Laboratory, Virtual Reality Laboratory, Nano- Fabrication Laboratory and the University Nuclear Reactor. Senior UMD students invited Arzanah students to attend their interim capstone presentations.

Wise photo  

Micro-Robotics Laboratory

The busy itinerary did allow for visits to Washington DC, Baltimore (Maryland) and Alexandria (Virginia). Included in the trip were opportunities for students to visit a few renowned museums such as the Smithsonian Center (the Castle), Natural History Museum, National Air and Space Museum, and National Art Gallery ? East Wing.

  Wise photo

UAE Embassy at Washington, DC

The WISE program hosted a farewell luncheon at the UAE Embassy in Washington DC in which all University of Maryland participants (faculty, staff and students) were invited to share a traditional Emirati lunch. The trip was co-organized by the Petroleum Institute?s WISE Program and Dr. Azar Nazeri from the University of Maryland?s Excellence in Education and Research Center (EERC).

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May 13, 2010

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