Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 14:30
Princess Sumaya University for Technology took the top three positions at Jordan’s most important programming competition, ACM’s Jordanian Collegiate Programming Competition (JCPC) 2018. The competition was held at the Applied Science University with 91 teams representing all of the Jordanian universities. These competitions aim to develop students’ programming skills and convert their ideas into integrated success stories by fostering a spirit of competitiveness and using teamwork to reach technological solutions to problems.
The Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Engineer Muthanna Al-Gharaibeh, presented the prizes to the winning teams from the University, who are now through to the regional stage of the competition to be held next month at Sharm al-Sheikh in Egypt.
The President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, congratulated the winning teams and their supervisors on this new achievement. He expressed his pride and pleasure at this victory, which puts PSUT at the forefront of Jordanian universities and stands as testimony to the great ongoing efforts made by the students and their supervisors in participating in national and international competitions. Their participation supports their academic careers and hones their practical skills, as well as furnishing them with the opportunity to prove their outstanding abilities. It also encourages team spirit and a feeling of honorable competitiveness among the students. Prof. Al-Refai also extended his thanks to HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of PSUT’s Board of Trustees, for her continued support for the University and its students towards achieving a status of leadership and excellence on both the local and international levels.
Official first place was taken by the team “Kalamanteena”, consisting of students Reem Obaid, Mahmoud Abu Deya, and Mohammad al-Kilani. The team was supervised by Dr. Feras Ghanem. The team “BAD”, also supervised by Dr. Feras, and made up of Shahed al-Mashni, Ahmed Jaber, and Eissa al-Hindi, took second place. “Aurora”, current champions of the Middle East, was an unofficial entry and took overall first place in preparation for competing in the global tournament next year. The team is made up of students Mutasem al-Kaed, Hamzeh Zagheh, and Mohammad Abu Abboud al-Heyasat. They are also under the supervision of Dr. Fares Ghanem.