American Univesity of Beirut

IDEAS 2018: A new platform that dissolves disciplinary boundaries

​​This year, the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) reimagined its traditional student and alumni conference as IDEAS 2018: a platform to showcase the richness and diversity of engineering, architecture, and design as academic disciplines, creative endeavors, and drivers of innovation.

Building on the 16-year tradition of the MSFEA Student and Alumni Conference, the event was completely restructured in order to break down disciplinary boundaries and connect with a broader audience. The new, flexible structure was composed of modules that can evolve over the years based on changing needs and changing interests. At the opening ceremony, MSFEA Dean Alan Shihadeh explained the concept behind the event:

“IDEAS is a new approach and framework to make our annual gathering more relevant to our world and more consonant with what we do every day at MSFEA. It should never become an annual chore,” said Shihadeh. “It is emblematic of the larger changes that are happening at MSFEA, all brought together by our central concern with human well-being.”

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