PUA’s Engineering at the 3rd Hackathon

Pharos University in Alexandria (PUA) is dedicated to fostering active student participation in competitions, both locally and internationally. In line with this commitment, and under the leadership of the Dean and Head of the Electrical Engineering Department, the Electrical Engineering Department at PUA’s Faculty of Engineering fielded two teams in the third hackathon competition. The event, hosted at the Electronics Research Institute in collaboration with the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), provided a platform for innovative projects.
The first team presented a project titled “LED Grow Light Fixture Prototype for Smart Greenhouse,” while the second team showcased a collaborative project between the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Departments titled “Design and Fabrication of Novel PUA Bladeless Wind Power.” Participating students expressed their enthusiasm for the opportunity to advance to the final stage of the competition, highlighting the valuable learning experiences gained from interaction with 40 universities and research institutions.
Engaging with peers from diverse backgrounds expanded students’ knowledge in electrical engineering and renewable energy fields, while fostering connections with industry professionals. Industrialists praised the innovative project ideas presented by the teams, affirming the relevance of such competitions in bridging academic knowledge with practical applications.
The department head underscored PUA’s commitment to encouraging student participation in such initiatives, emphasizing the importance of fostering innovation, scientific inquiry, and industry collaboration. By linking theoretical learning with real-world challenges, PUA aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s dynamic job market.