School of Engineering

Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

ASME/IIE leadership weekend

Posted February 10, 2011

Twenty industrial and mechanical engineering students, eight IME alumni, and three faculty members gathered on January 7 and 8, 2011 at Beitania, Harissa, for a “Leadership Weekend.” The program included workshops, interactive experience-sharing with IME alumni, and other social activities. Mr. Elie Samia, LAU faculty member and executive director of LAU's Outreach and Civic Engagement unit, conducted a workshop entitled “Awaken the Leader in You,” together with Mrs. Sarah Bou Ajram from OCE. The workshop addressed such topics as leadership, self-control, discipline, and self-confidence — topics that constitute major tools for students when exposed to the marketplace. Then came the turn of graduates to share their experiences with current students regarding on-the-job problems, duties, challenges, etc. The first day ended with a social gathering that added a friendly spice to the program. On the second day, students were exposed to team skills through a workshop. The weekend ended with a tour of the solar facilities of Beitania.

Elie Samia and Sarah Bou Ajram from OCE with the participants and the faculty advisers (Dr. Barbar Akle and Dr. Ramy Harik), at the end of the leadership lecture.

Students Caren Saliba and Fred Hatem enjoying the icebreaking activity.

Mr. Nizar Wehbe,
IME alumnus, sharing his experience about market needs.

Group enjoying a social activity ("Police & Mafia") at the end of the first day.

ASME Chapter President Karim Mrad giving a teamwork skills lecture.

Students proposing their plans.

Winners of the team skills workshop. 

Beitania official giving the participants a tour of the solar facilities.

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