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NASA

King’s Academy hosted a webinar on April 9 titled “A Future with Innovation” with guest speaker Dr. Omar Hatamleh, the head of technology integration at NASA. Around 110 students, faculty and parents attended the webinar, which shone light on how the exponential increase in the use of technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) has social and economic impacts on people, organizations and jobs.

Neuroscience

This week, students of neuroscience presented their research on drugs of addiction through a virtual educational forum. Each student created a website about their assigned drug, after which they presented on the history of the drug, how and where the drug binds in the brain, which neurotransmitters are affected, and how the drug is addictive.

Board of Trustees

The King’s Academy Board of Trustees extended its gratitude and appreciation to King’s faculty and staff, in a letter sent out this week, for their “extraordinary effort, commitment and dedication” over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in particular for their efforts during the safe-campus Green Zone established by the school.

Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD)

King’s held a substance use prevention campaign for the third year running from November 25 to 29, in cooperation with Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD), a leading provider of school-based prevention services, to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to make intelligent, healthy choices.

أكد وزير الخارجية وشؤون المغتربين ايمن الصفدي، حرص الاردن على ايجاد مستقبل افضل للشباب الاردني وتوفير فرص النجاح لهم في كافة المجالات، وتمكينهم من الاعتماد على أنفسهم، وذلك عبر خلق بيئة تنعم بالأمن والاستقرار وتحقيق النمو والإصلاح الاقتصادي والسياسي.

As part of the activities organized on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, King’s Academy hosted a panel discussion on Tuesday with Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Ayman Safadi and Minister of Education HE Dr. Omar Al Razzaz, giving students the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the ministers on national and international issues.

King’s Academy junior Omar Zaatreh ’18 was the recipient last week of three Catalyst Conference awards for his project “The Refugee Crisis: Domes of Hope,” which he developed for his Global Online Academy (GOA) Architecture course. Zaatreh’s project was selected from more than 300 projects submitted by students from around 64 GOA member schools worldwide.

King’s Academy signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday with the International Company for Water and Power Projects (ACWA Power) to design, develop and construct an approximately 2.6 MWp Solar Photovoltaic Facility on the school’s campus. ACWA Power is donating the full cost of the project to King’s Academy, amounting to US $4 million.

At its February meeting, the King’s Academy Board of Trustees elected Ms. Sirine Sidani Abu Ghazaleh to become a trustee, bringing the board’s size to 14 members. Abu Ghazaleh is the founder and chairwoman and organizer of the annual Les Createurs Libanais exhibition which supports the development of talented Jordanian and Lebanese artists.