Princess Sumaya University for Technology has won first place in the Amman Programming Competition for University Students, which was held at the Applied Science University. 67 teams from different Jordanian universities participated in the competition which aims at developing students' software capabilities and teaching them how to transform their ideas into successful careers. Such competitions cultivate a spirit where competitiveness and teamwork are called upon to reach technological solutions to problems.
The PSUT team managed to take the first, second and sixth official positions, in addition to the first place with an informal participation. Thus, four out of the seven teams from the University qualified to participate next October in ACM’s national competition, the 2018 Jordanian Collegiate Programming Contest (JCPC), Jordan’s most important national programming competition.
The participating teams comprised of 22 students from the King Hussein School of Computing Sciences and the King Abdullah II School of Engineering. The winning teams were as follows: First place / official participation: Eissa Al Hindi, Ahmed Jaber, Shahed Al-Mashani
First place / informal participation: Hamza Al-Zagha, Motasem Al-Kayed and Muhammad Abu Abboud (currently ranked number one in the Middle East)
Second place / official participation: Mahmoud Abu Dayya, Reem Obaid and Jude Hajeer
Sixth place: Haneen Saleh, Rajai Nassar, Hamza Ziadeh
The teams participated under the direction of Dr. Firas Al-Ghanim.
The President of the University, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, congratulated the winning teams and their supervisors on this new achievement. He expressed his pleasure and pride in this victory which makes PSUT a forerunner among Jordanian universities, praising the efforts of the students and their supervisors. He thanked them for their continuous efforts to participate in national and international competitions that support their academic careers and sharpen their practical skills, and provide the opportunity for students to display their abilities and excellence, as well as stimulating the spirit of cooperation, participation and fair competition with their colleagues.