Research and Creativity Convention
April 21 - 24, 2018
AUC New Cairo
AUC Research and Creativity Convention is a collective event that brings together diverse research, design, entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity activities that have demonstrated growth and success over the years. Its aim is to enhance knowledge-sharing, interdisciplinary research collaboration, and projects of community or economic value. It is an event that highlights AUC’s strategic priorities, strengthens research capacity, invigorates campus creativity, and explores critical regional and global issues.
AUC faculty and students, both graduate and undergraduate, showcase and share the outcomes of original research and creativity in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, business and the arts. They demonstrate the breadth and depth of the institution’s research mission. The AUC Research and Creativity Convention is a celebration of excellence in university research, entrepreneurship and creative achievement.
Opportunity for undergraduate students to present discipline-based research or innovation work. Presentations that employ critical analysis, a sound research process and logical presentation are considered for presentation.
Eligibility: Undergraduate (any discipline) who have completed more than 45 credit hours.
This hands-on Design Thinking day is designed to introduce you to this creative approach to problem solving, where you will learn the tools, mindsets and frameworks of design thinking. You will also get a chance to put these newly-acquired skills into practice by working in teams to design innovative solutions for a real-world challenge.
Eligibility: Undergraduate, graduate and non-degree students, faculty, general audience.
The best original artistic delivery of a research idea presented through a collaborative work between AUC students from different disciplines.
Eligibility: Interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate students.
Prize: Formal recognition; awarding the equivalent of $1,000 to the winning interdisciplinary team.
Celebrating Our Work: Research and Creativity Convention 2018
Celebrating Failure - Panel Discussion - Tuesday, April 24
4 - 7 pm, Bassily Hall
- Amr Shaarawi, professor of physics and chair of the University Senate
- Alaa-Eldin Adris, associate provost for research, innovation and creativity
- Hoda Mostafa, director of Center for Learning and Teaching
In this session, you will have the chance to listen to a failure story shared by academia leaders.
Activities: Literary salon, film showing, music concert and performances, art, photography and architectural design Exhibition, creative educational games, entrepreneurship expo and ‘Once Upon a Toon’ cartoon workshop.
Eligibility: Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, research or teaching assistants/associates.
The Academy of Liberal Arts (ALA) symposium presents research on liberal education, best practices in teaching and high-impact learning activities.
Eligibility: Faculty in the Department of Rhetoric and Composition, the Department of English Language Instruction, and the Department of Arabic Language Instruction.
Award to an academic department or program that delights in curiosity, wonder, inquiry, and exploration, and advances students original research and creative works.
Eligibility: All disciplines (departments, or degree-awarding programs)
Prize: Formal recognition; awarding the equivalent of $25,000 to the winning department or degree awarding program.