In a competitive field of 120 students making up 41 teams from various private and public universities in Jordan, Princess Sumaya University for Technology has won the first, second, third, sixth, seventh, eighth and tenth places in the Amman Programming Competition 2019 to qualify for the Jordan Programming Competition which is scheduled to take place in October. The competition was organized and sponsored by the National Bank of Jordan.
President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, congratulated the winning teams and their supervisors, expressing his pride in this victory which places the University as a firm leader among Jordanian universities. He praised the efforts of the students and their supervisors and their determination to perform well in national and international competitions that support their academic careers and hone their practical skills. These competitions provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their excellent capabilities and promote a spirit of cooperation and teamwork, as well as encouraging a noble competitive spirit. He highlighted the determination to meet the aspirations of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University's Board of Trustees, in seeking to promote PSUT’s reputation and place Jordan in the ranks of scientifically and technologically advanced countries.
The Dean of the King Hussein School for Computing Sciences, Dr. Ashraf Qaddoumi, stressed the importance of the competition in raising students’ academic and practical standards, noting that many of those who participated in the competition are currently working in major companies, such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, and thus undoubtedly possess outstanding software capabilities and problem solving skills. The School, which was responsible for organizing the participation in the competition, has undertaken to provide its students with ongoing training and support for such events through clubs that develop the right skills to meet market demands.
The winning teams, under the supervision of Dr. Firas Al-Ghanim, were placed as follows:
First place: Team name ‘Aurora’, consisting of Hamza Al-Zagheh, Mo'tasem Al-Kayed and Mohammed Abu Aboud.
Second place: Team name ‘3Legs’, consisting of Abdullah Darwish, Mohammed Kilani, and Ahmed Jaber.
Third place: Team name ‘Good’, consisting of Shahd Al-Mishni, Issa Al-Hindi, and Mahmoud Abu Dayyeh.
Sixth place: Team name ‘Momentum’, consisting of Mohammed Al-Salti, Hamza Ziadeh, and Amal Taha.
Seventh place: Team name ‘String’ consisting of Laith Al-Saqqa, Mohammed Al-Rimawi, and Dima Arafat.
Eighth place: Team name ‘ENIGMA’, consisting of Ali Al-Nais, Rahaf Hajeer, and Omar Asir.
Tenth place: Team name ‘qwerqwer’, consisting of Abdulaziz Hamdan, Ahmed Hamouda, and Marwan Irshaid.
This competition forms the qualifying round for the Jordanian Collegiate Programming Contest (JCPC), and is recognized by the Arab Committee for the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC).