AUI Students Participate in the 6th Undergraduate Research Competition


On December 13th, 2017, student representatives from the School of Business Administration (SBA), the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), and the School of Science and Engineering (SSE) presented themselves in a competition where they were judged for the quality of their undergraduate research. A list of the participants and results from the competition can be found below:


  • Soukaina Fadli (SSE), under the supervision of Dr. Samir El Hajjaji, won first place for her research entitled, “Lab-scale extraction and valorization of coffee oil from waste coffee grounds”. Prize: 4000 dhs.
  • Nizar Touhami Chahdi (SHSS), under the supervision of Dr. Jack Kalpackian, won second place for his research entitled, “Weapons of mass destruction and terrorism”. Prize: 2000 dhs.
  • Majdouline El Hichou (SHSS), under the supervision of Dr. John Shoup, presented her research entitled, “Malinchismo and the abandonment of traditional storytelling”.
  • Ahmed Kadiri (SHSS), under the supervision of Dr. Nancy Hottel, presented his research entitled, “The fundamental conflict between science and religion”.
  • Ali Senhaji (SSE), under the supervision of Drs. Violetta Cavalli and Naeem Sheikh, presented his research entitled, “Machine translation using sequence-to-sequence deep learning model: translation quality with limited computational resources”.
  • Ismail Alaoui Abdellaoui (SSE), under the supervision of Dr. Hamid Harroud, presented his research entitled, “Cellular automata and the investigation of ethnocentrism”.


This annual competition is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs(VPAA).