Zewail City’s Students honored for achieving high scores in Physics GRE Test

Physics major undergraduate students have recorded high scores in the 2015 Physics Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test. This test is an international standard test used to evaluate students for graduate school admissions in the U.S. and Canada.

The number of the GRE test takers between July 2012 and June 2015 is 18,202, with the average score of 705 and the highest score of 990. Abdullah Al-Shafey, year four student, has got the highest score in the test, while the rest of his colleagues, Ammar Jahin, Ahmed Ewais, Mohamed Al-Khashab, Hoda Akl, Ammar Kasem, and Mohamed Ayman Al-Khodary, have got a score above the worldwide average, with an average of 845.

“This is a wonderful output that says a lot about the quality of our system at University of Science and Technology,” Said Dr. Tarek Ibrahim, physics of earth and universe program director at the University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Mostafa El-Sayed, chairman of the board, along with Sir Magdi Yacoub, and Dr. Mahmoud Sakr, Zewail City’s Board of Directors members, have honored the students with certificates of recognition for their excellent academic performance, during a meeting with the students that was held on November 3, 2016 at Sheikh Zayed campus. They also honored Dr. Tarek Ibrahim for his valuable contributions and efforts in the pursuit of merit-based education at the highest international academic standards to fulfill Zewail City’s mission.

The physics of earth and universe major is the first of its kind in Egypt and the region as a whole. It is designed to provide the rigorous background in mathematics and physical sciences required for a career in theoretical, computational or experimental scientific research and/or education.

During the major, students are introduced to the leading scientific research in particle physics and cosmology, astrophysics, and earth and space sciences. Additionally, geology, meteorology, planetary systems and artificial satellites are included. These fundamental sciences are essential for understanding our world. This program graduates learned during their 4 years advanced mathematical and computational skills of physics of the earth and universe that can be readily transferred to many applications in business and industry as well as academic and government research.