In May 10, 2013 The IEEE EMBS announced about the winners of the IEEE EMBS Best New Student Branch Chapter Globally Award for the Year of 2013 and the winners were The IEEE EMBS Student Branch Chapter at Hashemite University in Jordan which represented it as a Chairman the Student ZaidQaddoumi and the Academic Advisor Dr.Mohammad Al-Abed , Both of them were from the Biomedical Engineering department.
The Chapter won this award after the organizing of 14 Events within the period of 4 months, their events targeted different levels in different fields such as Scientific, Applied and Society service events.
The chapter deserved the winning because it managed to aggregate the most number of the Biomedical Engineering department students through its wide events which organized by 25 students; who worked very hardto develop their skills from a normal students to leaders in their societies, and we can mention some of them:
*KhaledSubeh*YazanKhatib*MahaHusban *ShorouqGhassan *Hadeel Ismail *Hamsa Alia
The EMBS gave the chance for one representative of the chapter to receive the Award and to participate in the IEEE EMBS 35th Annual International Conference which held in Osaka-Japan, The representative of the chapter was the chairman ZaidQaddoumi who was the lonely representative for Jordan in the conference, The conference was from 3-7 July 2013, The Hashemite University chapter is the first chapter won this award from Arabic Universities, In addition to receive the award Zaid got 5 minutes of speech to thank the EMBS society and to present a Honorary Shield in the name of Jordan to the EMBS which represented it Prof.Bruce Wheeler.
“This conference is the most wonderful conference that I have ever participated in terms of everything!”in these kind words the chairman expressed his feelings when he was asked about his evaluation for the conference, and when we asked him about his attitude about the Award as a representative of the chapter he said: “We spend a very huge amount of energy during the Award evaluation period (4 months), where we worked together to establish the first student chapter in Jordan and we chose the most wonderful teacher and leader in our department Dr.Mohammad Al-Abed to be our academic advisor; who helped us in everything to reach to this high level of quality in our events, in addition to that, the possibilities that the EMBS allows helped us to depend on ourselves as students and develop our skills from normal students in our university to real leaders in our societies”, and about the Conference Activities he said: “Through this chance to participate in such international conference I earned personally a lot of experiences in different fields such as the conferences organizing which is our coming plan to organize 3 international conferences in Jordan in the name of EMBS, in the other hand it was an amazing chance to make new relations with new students and teachers from different countries with different cultures and different scientific levels, which enabled us to make a new cooperation bridges between our chapter and the other from different regions”.
And when we asked him to provide us with a summary about his participation he wrote:
“Greetings to all EMBS members around the world;
Actually I represent 25 LEADERS from the Biomedical Engineering department at Hashemite University in Jordan who were normal students but with a very huge amount of energy inside them and they just needed for the first spark to release out this energy and convert it from internal energy to 25 events within 9 months, and the EMBS which gave them this spark.
We worked very hard with our great academic leader and Our Advisor Dr.Mohammad Al-Abed, who was one of our columns and the one of the main reasons to reach with the chapter to this distinguish globally level, which result in winning the IEEE EMBS Best New Student Branch Chapter Globally Award for the year of 2013, which indicate what kind of students we have in the Hashemite University.
My participation in this conference was a real chance allowed to me by the EMBS to continue this success and to earn an experience on the international level to transmit it by me to the students in Jordan.
After this experiment we toward now to keep on our level and upgrade it from local level to international level by organizing international conferences through a 5 years plan.
And about the conference activities; it were on a global level and include a lot of events on different levels which could participate in developing the participants with their different scientific levels, for example the session “Lunch With The Leaders” which allowed to me a very good chance to meet some leaders in the world such as Prof.Bruce Wheeler (the current president of IEEE EMBS) and benefit from his huge experience on the Scientific and Work fields.
If I would talk about the city which host the conference, then I will say that this city was one of the most beautiful cities that crossed my mind ever in terms of beauty and general system, I didn’t have a lot of time to discover this wonderful city and its facilities but what I sew in this short period reflect the overall beauty of Osaka and give it the eligibility of organize such international conference.
Now, if I want to talk about this conference and my participation in it I will need for whole magazine to describe it, but I would like to pay tribute to the role of EMBS and would like to assure that our coming role is to transmit this wonderful experience and the EMBS culture to the Biomedical Engineering students in the Jordan Universities which have Biomedical Engineering departments inside, so that wait for us to hear about very huge events in Jordan to be organized by Hashemite University Student Chapter.
Eventually, in the name of Jordan, in the name of Hashemite University and in the name of 25 leaders in EMBS HU student chapter let me forward special thanks for the EMBS, for the society which gives the students the appropriate opportunity to develop themselves from NORMAL students to LEADERS in their societies and we have all of the honor to be a part of this society.
Chairman of IEEE EMBS Best New Student Chapter 2013
@ Hashemite University/Jordan”
With these words we hope to see this student chapter to raise more and more until reach the TOP, and we willbe waiting for everything new about the champions of 2013.