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CEM celebrates Engineers Week by honoring students & faculty during E-Week Social

On Feb 25 in the Collaborative Energy Complex (CEC) Hamilton Atrium, students, faculty, and staff came together to celebrate each others achievements at the E-Week Wrap-Up Social. Hosted by the Dean’s Engineering Council (ECouncil), awards were presented for the Student Organization of the Year and Professor of the Year. These awards were presented by the ECouncil on behalf of the student body.


Student members of the UND AIChE being presented the Student Organization of the Year award

The Student Organization of the Year award was presented to the UND American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Student Chapter. The purpose of the student chapter is to enhance the life-long professional development of its members, provide a learning environment for academic and industrial knowledge, promote excellence in education, and provide a way for its members to apply chemical engineering expertise in meeting societal needs.


The Professor of the year award was presented to Dr. Tarek Elderini, an instructor in the School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Dr. Elderini received his Ph.D. degree in December 2021 within the field of Autonomous UAVs at UND. Previously, he received his M.Sc. degree within the field of Robotic Systems from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) in Alexandria, Egypt. Back in December, Dr. Elderini put together the college’s first BatSuBot competition, a robotic competition for students in Elderini’s Intro to Robotics course that challenged his students’ creativity and ingenuity while also having fun.

About Engineers Week

The E-Week Wrap-Up social was an event a part of the college’s Engineers Week (E-Week) activities sponsored by the Dean’s Engineering Council at the UND College of Engineering & Mines. Founded by NSPE in 1951, Engineers Week (February 20–26, 2022) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.