Students from Westford University College secured first place in the 10th Undergraduate Research Competition (URC) held by Abu Dhabi University on Thursday, 18 May 2023, under the patronage of HE Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of Education.
The URC is the largest undergraduate research event in the GCC and MENA region, and it provides an opportunity for students to display their unique ideas and develop them into research and creative initiatives. With over 400 submissions from 64 universities in 14 countries this year, the competition was aimed to develop students’ skills and foster the next generation of creators, innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers who will contribute to the UAE’s knowledge-based economy and sustainability, by directly supporting the UAE government’s drive to foster innovation.
Westford University College presented two teams, one pitched the idea of CARENEXUS, an AI-powered Healthcare app that evaluates mental wellness using vocal biomarkers. The winning team proposed the concept of AIRIS, a unique technology built in a smart pair of spectacles aimed at the hearing impaired.
To see them fill the room with excitement and enthusiasm and bring home the winning title of first place was a true source of pride!