Community

SPEAKER SERIES

The Speaker Series aims to highlight a variety of STEM-related topics through talks open to both the NYUAD community and external attendees. We hope that by bringing prominent speakers to campus, our students and community will be introduced to a wider variety of career opportunities within the STEM field.

Khawla Al Marzooqi
Khawla works as a senior engineer in the Technical Environment control department. She has won several awards including the EGA idea of the month, Silver Award for Energy Saving and the Kuwait Chemical Society award. She has an honours degree in chemical engineering from the University of the United Arab Emirates.

Past talks:

Amal Aljasmi
Amal works as a Research and Development Engineer in the Modelling, Technology Development and Transfer department at EGA since 2009. She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Wollongong, Dubai. She is also a certified Project Management Professional.

Inam Al Marzouqi
Inam currently works as a lead engineer at the $3.2 billion Al Taweelah refinery project in EGA. Her duties include managing brown field and green field packages from the bid stage, technical evaluation, construction, pre-commissioning and handover. She has previously worked at the DUBAL as a senior engineer at the Energy Optimisation project.

UNBIASING

The Unconscious Bias team was established to tackle this problem through various ways such as campaigns, workshops, trainings, and panels.


Our first project, the Unconscious Bias Poster Campaign, was designed to engage a larger part of the campus community in the conversation; using posters as a medium allows everyone to generate an opinion. Heavy research was conducted in Fall 2017 to collect women’s struggles in STEM on campus, whether professors or students, and the posters were designed and hung around campus to raise awareness and initiate conversations about unconscious bias in STEM.

Join Our Community Dinners!

Our monthly community dinners focus on creating a larger community for weSTEM within NYUAD that includes students, professors, and post-docs. They are a place for people to get to know each other, have meaningful and important conversations while having some good food and a good time! These dinners are sometimes regular dinners where students can cook together and enjoy the night, but could also be focused on other things like creating a study group and course-advising that benefit students within the weSTEM community. Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on the next dinners!