Middle East Student Branch Congress

American University of Beirut, Lebanon

MESBC - June 2013 - At the opening Ceremony

The IEEE – AUB Student Branch in Lebanon had the honor of hosting the third IEEE Middle East Student Branch Congress (MEBSC) between May 28th and June 1st, 2013 on the American University of Beirut’s (AUB) campus. Attendees and speakers, from Cyprus, Egypt, France, Jordan, Palestine, Poland, Sudan, Turkey, and Tunisia came to be part of this conference. The opening ceremony was addressed first by AUB’s Provost Dr. Ahmad Dallal followed by Dean Makram Suidan, Dean of the faculty of Engineering and Architecture at AUB, succeeded by Dr. Ghassan Shaban, IEEE Lebanon Chair. IEEE Region 8 representatives gave a few words as well: Ms. Simay Akar, R8 Student Chapter coordinator, Mr. Muhammad Mustafa, TISP Global Team member, and Mr. Maciej Borowka, EPICS Global Team member. The opening ceremony ended with a speech by Mr. Yahia Sinno, MESBC committee Chair. The congress held several technical, professional, and IEEE workshops and lectures. In addition, participants attended many activities including an icebreaker barbecue and sightseeing of Beirut and Jeita grotto. At the Gala dinner, the name of the rally paper, FM TV competition and the traditional Delegation of Aspiration (DOA) competition were announced. The winning student branch of the DOA is An-Najah Student Branch (Palestine) and it will be hosting the next MESBC 2015.

MESBC - June 2013 - Logo

Below is the list of lectures, plenary sessions, and workshops that were given during the MESBC 2013:


Thursday 30 May 2013

TypeTitleSpeakerSpeaker Affiliation
Plenary SessionEntrepreneurshipDr. Tarek KettanehAmerican University of Beirut, Lebanon
Plenary SessionIEEE DayMs. Simay AkarIEEE R8 Student Chapters Coordinator, Turkey
WorkshopArabic Text MiningMr. Jad MakhloutaAmerican University of Beirut, Lebanon
WorkshopLaughter YogaMs. Sabine JiziLaughter Yoga Teacher and Leader, Lebanon
WorkshopWIEMs. Simay AkarIEEE R8 Student Chapters Coordinator, Turkey
WorkshopTISPMr. Muhamad MustafaIEEE TISP Global Team Member, Jordan
LectureEPICS in IEEEMr. Maciej BorwkaIEEE EPICS Global Team Member, Poland
LectureHow to find an online job in 10 simple stepsMr. Mohammad HijaziOnline Collaborative, Lebanon
LectureIntegration of RES in Power SystemsDr.Imad MougharbelLebanese University, Lebanon
LectureInternet SecurityMr. Khodor HamandiAmerican University of Beirut, Lebanon


Friday 31 May 2013

TypeTitleSpeakerSpeaker Affiliation
Plenary SessionHistory of IEEEMr. Costas StasopoulosIEEE R8 Director-Elect, Cyprus
WorkshopUnleash the speaker within youMr. Hani Mashnouk& Mr. Mostafa TamimiToastmasters, Lebanon
WorkshopMobile Applications developmentMr. Elie NasrFOO, Lebanon
WorkshopMake my Day with Your True ColorsMs. Pamela DoumitMarketing and Media Advisor, Lebanon
LectureImitating Nature to overcome medical and biological challengesDr.Hala ZreiqatThe University of Sydney, Australia
LectureIEEE Region 8 student branch activities unchainedMr. Maciej BorowkaIEEE EPICS Global Team Member, Poland
LectureFuture Trends in communicationsDr. Youssef NasserAmerican University of Beirut, Lebanon
LectureDiscover GOLDMr. Marc ChedidIEEE GOLD Affinity Group, Lebanon


MESBC - June 2013 - At the Gala Dinner