In the context of supporting scientific research, AUB and LNCSR awarded 8 PhD students full scholarships covering tuition fees and stipend.
An honorary ceremony was held on December 7, 2012 to announce the AUB
-LNCSR award recipients: Ms. Ola El Zein (Biology Department), Ms. Isabelle Fakhoury (Biology Department), Mr. Ali Ghandour (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department); Ms. Ilige Hage (Mechanical Engineering Department), Ms. Ghina Mahmoud (Physics Department), Ms. Lise Safatly (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department), Mr. Hassan Yassine (Biology Department), and Ms. Christine Zoghbi (Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Department).
The ceremony took place in the presence of CNRS Secretary General Mouin Hamze and AUB President Peter Dorman, AUB Provost Ahmad Dallal. Also attending the ceremony were AUB Graduate Council Chairperson Rabih Talhouk, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Patrick McGreevy and Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Dean Makram Suidan, Deputy VP/Dean and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Ziad Ghazzal,
Associate Dean for Medical Education Kamal Badr, as well as Associate Provost Nesreen Ghaddar and members of CNRS Board of Directors. Thesis advisors of awardees and other AUB faculty also attended the
ceremony and wished their students continuous success.