Farouk Omar Tayfour, a student of Computer Engineering at Princess Sumaya University for Technology’s King Abdullah II School of Engineering, has won first place in the 14th International Microelectronics Olympiad against a field of 77 contestants from 5 Jordanian universities. Farouk will go on to represent Jordan at the finals, to be held in Armenia in October this year. This competition was launched by the American computer systems design company Synopsys and has been organized for the last 14 years with the participation of 30 countries worldwide. Every year, about 1,000 engineering students, all under the age of thirty, enter the competition which aims to develop cutting edge skills in young engineers in the field of advanced technology. It also aims to promote the development of microelectronics in the participating countries. Farouk Tayfour expressed his pride in this achievement and his appreciation for the support the University gives its students in order to develop their creative talents in a wide range of fields.
President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, congratulated first-placed Taifour, expressing his pleasure and pride in this win, which is a source of pride for the students of all Jordanian universities and, once again, puts PSUT in the forefront. He praised the efforts of the students and the faculty members who supervise them and their untiring endeavors to take part in national and international competitions that support their academic career and hone their practical skills. All this is in accordance with the aspirations of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, to place Jordan firmly in the ranks of scientifically and technologically advanced countries.