RIYADH, 24 Jan. – Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, the Chief Executive Officer of SAMI Advanced Electronics Company (SAMI-AEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of (SAMI), inaugurated the new electronics laboratory at the College of Computer and Information Sciences. Dr. Yazid Al Al-Sheikh, Vice Rector for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research at KSU, and other university officials were present at the event.
Eng. Musallam expressed his pride in the new lab, which comes as part of SAMI-AEC’s effort to promote young Saudi talent with the skills needed to achieve excellence and enter the labor market with confident capability. The lab aims to train future Saudi scientists in electronics and technology science.
The inauguration was part of Eng. Musallam’s visit to King Saud University, where he honored the winners of the Best Graduation Project Award in the Colleges of Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering – Electrical for the school year 2022-23.
Musallam said that SAMI-AEC’s sponsorship of the students’ award comes out of its commitment to its role of fostering national manpower. The sponsorship continues the 24 years of support the company has been offering to talented Saudi students.
“We are proud to continue our sponsorship of the Best Graduation Project Award at King Saud University,” he said. “The award is part of our efforts to foster competitive spirit among young Saudis, motivate them to seek knowledge, and help them achieve the highest levels of scientific and academic excellence in their country and the world.”
Musallam added that the award recognizes the best projects that the students create to offer innovations that add to scientific research, offering viable solutions that benefit the community and the nation.
Congratulating the winners, Dr. Al Al-Sheikh said, “Today, we celebrate a group of students who made us proud with their competence and ambition and who presented us with ideas that we believe will add to our university’s and our country’s impressive track record of research and innovation.”
Al Al-Sheikh also expressed happiness with SAMI-AEC’s sponsorship of the award, which gives a strong incentive for students to research, innovate, and design impressive projects that contribute to the development of the nation.
“We value the company’s support and thank them for their efforts to help our students,” he said. “SAMI-AEC’s award sets an example in the Kingdom for adding to the role of our university in offering quality education, scientific research and entrepreneurship, by qualifying its graduates with the knowledge and skills they need to become future leaders. I would also like to thank Dr. Salman bin Wahf, the Dean of the College of Computer and Information Science; Dr. May Al-Zamil, Assistant Professor at the college and head of its public relations, for their efforts to set up this event.”
Information Technology students Manal Alwayeli, Manar Alabdulkarim, Amjad Alhuwaymil, Najd Albahely, and Luluah Aloudah won the top spot for their project, an application that helps children with amblyopia practice their therapeutic exercises in a fun way, with supervision by Eng. Arwa Al-Tamim. Second place went to students Maha Albarrak, Areeb Alabdulkarim, Aseel Albassam, Sadeer Awad, and Sarah Alamri of the Computer Science Department, for an edutainment application designed to teach children the principles of saving and investment using artificial intelligence, with supervision by Eng. Tahani Al-Manea. Third place was awarded to Abdullah Albrethen, Khalid Bader Alharbi, and Mohammed Abdullah Alswayed of the Information Systems Department for the design of a hand rehabilitation system using a hand exoskeleton, supervised by Prof. Ghulam Ahmed.
SAMI-AEC is a strategic partner of the Best Graduation Project Award at KSU’s Faculties of Computer Science and Information Technology, Engineering, and the latter’s Electrical Engineering Department. SAMI-AEC has been sponsoring the award for the past 24 years for several academic specialties. The sponsorship has culminated in many pioneering projects that were highly successful thanks to the company’s constant efforts to help talented Saudis grow and succeed