Huge congratulations to the KAUST Class of 2020! Our 244 graduates include the first two students from our host town of Thuwal – Motaz Modaishea Aljahdali who graduates as a Master of Science in Bioengineering, and Hamza Ahmad Alzanbaqi, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Although KAUST is neigbors with Thuwal, Hamza and Motaz’s academic journey took them a long way from home with the KAUST Gifted Students Program and completion of their undergraduate studies in the United States.
This year, of course, the Commencement Ceremony has been adapted for COVID-19 – you can watch the event here on Friday 18 December, from 4.00pm-5.20pm (Arabian Standard Time, GMT+3)
And read more about Motaz and Hamza’s KGSP experiences in the March 2019 issue of The Beacon, pp26-27.