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AUS students win fourth place in worldwide Red Bull Competition
Students from the Student Leadership Program at American University of Sharjah (AUS) won fourth place in the World Red Bull Can Car Racing Competition. The competition involved designing and racing a remote controlled car around a scaled-down track.
The AUS team advanced to the world finals in the UK to compete against teams from 16 other countries after winning first place in the UAE level of the competition, which was held between more than 18 universities in the UAE.
"The students spent a lot of time working on the car design to ensure that the framework was assembled with careful measurement and accuracy. It was a competition that required creativity and innovative minds, and we are pleased with their performance coming fourth in the world competition," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
"The Red Bull Racing Can competition was a marvelous activity for using your engineering skills and talent in driving RC cars. I spent several days designing the car, and my brother spent several nights practicing driving it, which resulted in our success," said Hossam Shoman, a senior student majoring in electrical engineering and mathematics, who designed the vehicle.
"We were happy that we were awarded a trip to the UK to compete in the finals against tough teams. Although we hoped to take first place in the world to give this country a simple present on its 40th birthday, it was an unforgettable experience," he added.
"As entertaining and exciting as it was to compete in the Red Bull Racing Can, the greatest aspect of this competition was being able to take the skills that we learned at university and apply them to the real world. It's a huge motivation for students who love to use textbook knowledge on the race track," said Maged Shoman, a freshman student majoring in mechanical engineering, who drove the car in the competition.
"It was a tough competition, but as a team captain I tried to make sure that everything was under control. Thanks to AUS and Red Bull for this amazing experience," said Tareef Al Bassam, a freshman student majoring in finance, who was the team captain.