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Dartmouth Welcomes AUK Interns This Summer

Five students from the American University of Kuwait (AUK) will be at Dartmouth in summer 2012 to participate in internships and attend an intensive program designed to train computer science majors in electronic infrastructure security.

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 AUK students (left to right) Helene Georges El Neaman, Kevork Awakimian, Eman Karam, Yousef Abdul-Husain, and Wadhah Al-Dalama will intern at Dartmouth this summer.

Yousef Abdul-Husain and Helene Georges El Neaman will divide their time at Dartmouth between internships at the Hood Museum of Art and the Office of Public Affairs, while Kevork Awakimian will work with programs in the Rassias Center for World Languages. Wadhah Al-Dalama and Eman Karam will attend the Secure Information Systems and Mentoring Program (SISMAT) offered through Dartmouth's Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS).

Yousef Abdul-Husain is a senior at AUK majoring in communications. A former engineering major, he changed direction in order to pursue his interests in filmmaking, advertising, web design, and writing. He has consistently been on the Dean's Honor List, has written for the university's student newspaper, The Voice of AUK, and has competed in public speaking contests.

Helene Georges El Neaman is pursuing a double major in graphic design and computer engineering. She is the founder of the Art Factory Club at AUK and has mentored her fellow students in various arts, graphic design, and psychology courses. She hopes to pursue a career in film animation or direction.

Kevork Awakimian is majoring in management and pursuing a minor in international studies. He is the president of the Al-Akhdar Environmental Club and the Armenian Culture Club, and serves as programming officer of the AUK Student Government Association.

Wadhah Al-Dalama majored in information systems and served as treasurer of AUK's Association for Computing Machinery. She has participated in the Microsoft Imagine Cup country finals in Kuwait, where she presented a software product designed to improve physical therapy processes for patients. Committed to energy conservation and sustainability, Al-Dalama was part of Kuwait's National Project for Energy Conservation.

Eman Karam majored in computer engineering and information systems. Also a 
participant in the Microsoft Imagine Cup country finals, she was ranked to be one the five top students in Kuwait. She has worked at Cisco Systems, where she developed an interest in networking and security. She hopes to pursue graduate studies in computer science.

Abdul-Husain, El Neaman, Awakimian, Al-Dalama, and Karam will join 19 other American University of Kuwait students (and alumni) who have held internships at Dartmouth since 2003, when Dartmouth's collaboration with AUK began. Twenty-three Dartmouth students have held internships in Kuwait and eight of them have received national fellowships and postgraduate scholarships to study Arab culture, media, and linguistics in North Africa and the Middle East.

Last Updated: 8/29/12