881 New Engineers at SCE Graduation Ceremonies
Degree award ceremonies for graduating SCE Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students were held in Ashdod and Be’er Sheva in recent weeks. 541 new engineers received their engineering degrees in the various engineering departments at the SCE Be’er Sheva campus, along with 340 engineering graduates from the SCE Ashdod campus - a total of 881 engineering graduates who completed their studies this year and are entering the market.
SCE President, Prof. Jehuda Haddad, noted that SCE engineering graduates currently make up 15% of all the engineers in Israel. “The SCE has grown to become the largest engineering college in Israel, with 5,500 BA and MA students on the two campuses in Be’er Sheva and Ashdod. We have reached a total of about 10,000 engineering graduates”.
At the ceremony in Ashdod, the city’s mayor, Dr. Yehiel Lasri, reminded the audience that the cornerstone for the permanent SCE campus in the city was laid last year, and estimated that the campus would be built within 3 years.
To illustrate the contribution and success of SCE graduates Prof. Haddad described one of the highlights of the recently held Engineering Society Conference - two engineers who presented their innovative development, the first of its kind in the world – a slide for children in wheelchairs. Prof. Haddad also mentioned the Hackathon “Engineering Saves Lives on the Road” held in cooperation with Mobileye as part of the conference. “The outputs our students presented were amazing and inspiring: a team that developed a warning system for bicyclists, alerting them of the danger from vehicles from behind, and a team that developed a smart component for a helmet that identifies an accident and independently alerts first responders. Think of the huge contribution of such developments to society, to humanity as a whole. This is precisely what we aim for, how we educate and what we teach our students”.
At the Be’er Sheba campus Mayor Ruvik Danilovich congratulated the graduates and called on them to fly on the wings of their imagination to create a better world: “Your parents gave you values, the college gave you the best professional tools”.
In closing Prof. Haddad said that: “We are sending you, our dear graduates, to continue your life journey with a trove of knowledge and values that will make you excellent engineers that will contribute, each in his or her unique way – to developing a strong and healthy society, both technological and humane. Along the way you will encounter complex personal and professional challenges. I am sure that you will overcome them with the utmost success, that you will reach peaks and heights and will strive for a better world. Don’t make do with small dreams. Go for the biggest dreams you can imagine and bring your message to Israeli society. Our college graduates are in demand in all engineering fields in Israeli industry”.