President of PSUT honors students Nour Altobasi and Hiba Shabrouq who were chosen to be among 100 young women to participate in the largest gathering of women in technology in the USA

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 12:30


The President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refa'i, honored two graduates of the University’s first MBA class. Hiba Shabrouq and Nour Altobasi were selected to be among 100 young women who will attend a 40-day conference in the United States. The two PSUT graduates, in addition to another three young Jordanian women, will represent the country at the largest gathering of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refa'i expressed his great pride in the University’s outstanding students who possess high levels of knowledge, skills and abilities. He congratulated them on this achievement, which comes as a result of their perseverance and diligence. He indicated the University's keenness to stay in touch with them and said that he hoped that they would be proud guardians of PSUT’s reputation, showing loyalty to the University, to the nation, and to the leader of the nation who has given the young generation his utmost attention and shown a determination to raise up Jordanian universities and promote them on the international stage.

Prof. Al-Refa'i pointed to the University’s excellent educational performance, which combines the academic and practical aspects of what the students learn by linking their academic experience with entrepreneurial experience through PSUT’s Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship. This all serves to realize the University's vision and mission, and has assisted in lifting the University to the high status it has achieved through the efforts of its dedicated members. This outstanding progress has come as a result of the directives of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees. Her Royal Highness has carried the banner of leadership and excellence in this University, and set an example to be followed in sincere service and giving through her great efforts to raise the University to the pinnacle among local and international universities. Talking about the University’s interest in caring for gifted students and monitoring alumni affairs, Prof. A-Refai laid emphasis on the role of the Office for the Care of Gifted Students within the Deanship of Admissions and Registration in sponsoring talented students and supporting them by providing a fertile environment for the development of their skills and abilities.

It is worth mentioning that PSUT graduate Hiba Shabrouq is a Communications Engineer and product marketing expert at Orange. The “Women in Technology” conference will welcome participation from a number of international companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Autodesk, Symantec and other Silicon Valley companies. One or more professional advisors will be assigned to each workshop, which will be aimed at developing the participant’s personality, identifying their strengths, and training them how to use them in the optimum way for development on the professional and personal level. Fellow graduate Nour Altobasi is also working on a project to bring about positive change in the local community. The graduates will be given all the necessary training and guidance to help them reach their goals. During the 40-day training period, they will move between two locations in the US, namely California and Washington, DC.