A team from Salahaddin University (SUE) in collaboration with a team from Gordon State University, Georgia, USA, participated in the seventh round of the Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge with a joint project and successfully completed the program in the past few days.
The Challengers team of SUE and Gordon State University consisted of 22 students from different colleges and departments of Salahaddin University-SUE and Gordon State who were supervised by Mr Niyaz Najim Salih Coordinator and Supervisor at Job and Professors Centre, Prof. Christie Flatt and Prof. Tonya Moore .
SUE and Gordon State University's FREDD project was selected as one of the top five projects of the Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge program and the most popular project by the audience.
The program was conducted online and began in mid-October and continued for 10 weeks. During this time, the students received useful lectures, were given assignments and worked as a team with their colleagues at the American university to invent a device to predict and warn citizens in the event of floods. The idea of the project came from the harms of the recent floods in Erbil and was dedicated to the the victims.
The Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge is sponsored by the Stevens Initiative and the US Department of State, and it is implemented by IREX. The goal of the program is to connect US university students with Iraqi and Jordanian university students. Through this program, students exchange information and ideas in English about world problems within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and thereby try to design a project to solve the problems. The program also provides an important opportunity for students from the participating countries to introduce each other's cultures and help each other find sustainable solutions to contemporary problems through projects and ideas.
To view FREDD's project proposal and full details, please click on this link.