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First General Assembly

On Thursday November 17th 2016, the Mechanical Engineering Department held its very first General Assembly. Hundreds of students, staff and Faculty members met at the Hariri Auditorium to talk, to listen, to belong! At 12:30, the Chairperson Dr. Oussama Jadayel opened the Assembly conveying the greetings and support of Dr. Michel Najjar, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and shared with the audience some of the Department history, prospects and challenges.

This meeting was intended as a general forum for communication and team-building among the different Departmental constituencies. Many topics were addressed among which were academic programs, students’ aspirations and expectations, staff-student liaison, communication channels, student involvement in professional engineering societies active on campus in addition to the steps taken towards accreditation. The meeting emphasized the importance of communication in the workings of the Department, as well as the necessity of a unified approach in dealing with current and future opportunities and challenges. A lengthy Question & Answer session followed in which students voiced their opinions on many matters of interest or concern. The General Assembly was followed by a buffet at the Fares Forum the attendees exchanged views informally over a snack and a drink (soft of course!).

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