Outstanding project: $1,000
The winning team of High School category: $500
The winning team of Middle School category: $500
The winning team of Elementary School category: $500
The winning team of Vocational School category: $500
Team Spirit Award
Mr. Joe Feghali, Ministry of Education, Robotics and IT specialist
A seasoned IT professional and computer engineer, with 20 years of career distinguished by sustained accomplishments. Proffering strategy, vision and cohesive leadership for high-end large-scale ICT projects, delivering technology infrastructure development and business transformation solutions, with a firm commitment to innovation, high performance standards and developing information-technology strategies and frameworks to support national education strategy goals. Recognized for integrating ICT into education, with initiatives for promoting boys and girls into robotics , programming and 3D printing and leading public schoolsâ€™ teams in national and international robotics competitions.
Mr. Bernard Ammoun
Mr. Bernard Ammoun is an entrepreneur focused on sustainable development and clean technologies. He is one of the founders of the MASDAR Clean Tech fund and the founder of the Green Future group of companies in Lebanon. He is also a founding member of the Sustainable Development Incubator which promotes and assist early start-ups with microloans to achieve their first steps towards growth.
Mr. Ammoun is a Clean Development Mechanism developer with a portfolio of several registered programmes of activity and component projects. He is also a lecturer on climate change and a promoter of sustainability. He holds several local and regional recognition awards for developing grass root initiatives in solar and developing a sustainable housing project.
Mr. Ammoun’s background in chemical processes and finance has helped him develop a unique patented building system which is an industrialization and merge of existing building systems with newly developed building material.
Mrs. Maya Mouhaidly
I am an innovative educator and a strong advocate for a constructivist approach to learning and the notion of teachers as lifelong learners. I’ve been working at the American Community School for the past 9 year as a science teacher and I am currently the head of the middle school science department. With the middle school science team, I was involved in the design of a middle school innovative science space with a mission to activate student learning through Making and the Engineering design process. I have given workshops to educators in several international and local conferences, including NESA, SMEC, and NSTA, related to the Maker Movement, design thinking, and effective ways of integrating technology.
Mrs. Grace Talej
Ministry of Education and Higher Education, DOPS
Mr. Rawad Assaf
"Rawad Assaf, Chief Technology Officer, leads the technology services at the UK Lebanon Tech Hub (UKLTH). As part of the team working on the Nucleus, UKLTH's venture building program, Rawad works closely with startups to help them make efficient use of technology in the development of products in line with their strategic vision and goals.
Prior to joining UKLTH, Rawad served for 11 years as a principal software
engineer and product owner at Murex, leading provider of financial software for the capital markets industry. At Murex, he led the development of backend services, including a patented low latency incremental computing system, a scalable and highly available messaging system and other cutting edge technologies.
Rawad holds a Masters' degree in Computer and Communications Engineering from Saint-Joseph's University, where he is currently a part time lecturer in the Computer Science department."
Mr. Eddy Deeb
IEEE Lebanon Section, IEEE Member, ALFA Employee, ALFA Special Field Work Engineer. EDDY DEEB is a professional telecommunication engineer working currently for ALFA as a Special Field Work Engineer, where his responsibilities requires the knowledge of radio equipment for multiple venders and radio frequency understanding. Yet his professional career started at OTV in the Engineering department as Technical support for all TV broadcasting systems implemented internally and externally for the TV station, covering multiple political, events and wars going in the country. In 2013, he moved to ALFA Telecom as a Technician boosting his career in the telecom sector before finalizing his degrees and becoming an engineer. Eddy received his bachelor degree from faculty of engineering, American University of Science and Technology in 2013, and a Master’s degree in Telecommunications from the same university, in 2017. As an IEEE Member, Eddy Deeb is currently serving as IEEE Lebanon Section Ex-Com board member with focus on Social Media and industry relations.
He started his IEEE volunteering career at AUST Student Branch as event manager and quickly proved himself to become the Student Branch chair for a consecutive 2 years. He then, worked as a normal volunteer creating multiple national events such as IEEE DAY for all Lebanese Student Branches, that earned him a spot in the section as the Student Section Representative from 2015 till 2017.
Mr. Deeb also took the challenge of regenerating the Young Professionals Affinity Group in Lebanon as the chair from 2015 till 2017, and promoting its message for all IEEE Members.
His achievements as an IEEE Member are hard not to mention starting with creating new Student Branches in multiple universities ending up with multiple successful MoU negotiations (in total 7 with 5 signed and 2 on the way) without forgetting the organization of multiple IEEE evens for the past 7 years.
Finally, Eddy’s has received multiple awards: