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AUD Signs Agreement with SHELL


The American University in Dubai (AUD) will be joining other universities from the region in building ultra fuel-efficient vehicles and participate in the approaching global Shell Eco-marathon challenge.

 

Recently an MoU was signed by Dr. Alaa Ashmawy, Dean of the School of Engineering at the AUD, and Mr. Richard Jory, General Manager-Shell Markets Middle East. The agreement entitles the latter to support AUD students from the School of Engineering to build ultra fuel-efficient vehicles and participate in the approaching global Shell Eco-marathon challenge.

 

The very first Shell Eco-marathon kicked off in 1939. In its incessant commitment to help meet the ever-growing energy needs of society in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible, Shell recently launched the Shell Eco-marathon challenge in the Middle East and Africa as part of its global programs on Smart Mobility and Technology & Innovation. This challenge is designed to encourage and foster innovative ideas about fuel-efficiency and the future of transport among high school and university students.

 

On his reflections about the students' participation in the Marathon, Dr. Ashmawy comments: "The Shell Eco-marathon is a great opportunity for our students to apply what they have learned in university and gain hands-on engineering and project management experience."

 

Vehicles in the Shell Eco-marathon can use any conventionally available energy source including fuels such as diesel, gasoline and Gas-to-Liquids (GTL), as well as alternative fuels such as hydrogen, ethanol, solar and battery electric. Teams can enter vehicles in two categories, the 'Prototypes' group where the primary design consideration is reducing drag and maximizing efficiency and 'UrbanConcept' which focuses on design that is contemporary, but still focusing on fuel efficiency.
The American University in Dubai will be joining other teams from the UAE and the region, such as Qatar and Lebanon, to compete in this global challenge.

 

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