A delegation of students of biomedical physics visited King Hussein Cancer Center on Saturday, 9/12/2017, under the supervision of Dr. Anas Ababneh, head of the physics department and Dr. Melhem Eydeh. The delegation visited the new linear accelerators, which were recently installed in the newly opened towers of the Center and the hosting supervisors presented a detailed explanation to the students about the stages of radiation therapy for cancer in the center and the features and characteristics of modern accelerators, which were the first of its kind in the Middle East. At the end of the visit, the supervisors thanked the staff in the Center for their hospitability and both sides looked forward for further cooperation between them.

We at Yarmouk University, Faculty of Sciences, are pleased to announce that Dr. Abdulla Al- Rawabdeh, PhD, has recently been certified as a Geomatics Specialist (Photogrammetry) by the Canadian Institute of Engineering. This is an important milestone in Dr. Al-Rawabdeh's continuing growth and success within the scientific community. This certification shows our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality educators for our students body as well as contributing to scientific research. We wish Dr. Abdulla Al- Rawabdeh success and well wishes on all his current and future endeavors.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in cooperation with the Mineral Expertise Bureau (MinXperts) have organized a lecture about "Exploration and Calculation of Mineral Resources", which was presented by Geo-Eng. Mohamed Al-Muhtaseb from MinXperts. In his lecture, Geo-Eng. Al-Muhtaseb has presented the selection criteria for potentially exploitable sites for mineral ores and the methods used for identification of site eligibility for exploration, including satellite images (processed by remote sensing techniques and GIS), geological maps and geophysical techniques.
 
In addition, Geo-Eng. Al-Muhtaseb explained the sampling techniques, sample preparation and analysis and how results are employed in the classification of Resources and Reserves, and the calculations of mineral ores. In addition, He presented a set of recommendations and measures to be taken into considerations while exploring and identifying the mineral ore and provided examples of exploratory operations in Jordan and the region. It is noteworthy to mentioned that this lecture is part of a series of lectures organized by the dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences which coincided with the activities of the Scientific Day of the Science Faculty this year.
Within the activities of the Scientific Day of the Science Faculty, which was held on Tuesday, 21-3-2017, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences hosted Engineer Fadia Abdelghani who provided a lecture entitled "Jordan Institution for Standards and Metrology (JISM)" In her lecture, Eng. Abdelghani briefed the audience about the emergence, duties, activities, units and the organizational structure of the JISM with insight into their mechanism of work. The JISM is composed of the following units: the Directorate of Inspection and Control, Anti-Counterfeiting Unit, Risk Management Unit, Directorate of Standards, Directorate of Jewelry, and Directorate of Conformity Certificates.
 
She provided a detailed discussion about the Laboratories unit, which consists of three main labs; the Food lab, Engineering Material lab and Chemical Analyses lab. These labs represent one of a variety of career paths and employment opportunities for the Science Faculty graduates. She also gave an overview about the types of analysis and foodstuffs that can be tested, the chemical analyses, and the chemicals that can be examined including soap, cosmetics, detergents and sanitary paper…etc.

In the Science Faculty Day, Dr. Abdulla Al-Rawabdeh from Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Engineer Qassim Al-Bitar and Eng. Omar Al-Masaid from the Surveying Technologies and Services Company Ltd (Survey TEQ) have organized a training course on the surveying and Remote Sensing Techniques. The training course, which was offered for undergraduate students from the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, intended to support and increase student knowledge of the importance of cadastral surveying, link theoretical knowledge to practical applications, and provides an opportunity to network with professionals. The participants were briefed on the experience of the GIS consulting company in the field of GIS and its development, the role of remote sensing techniques, and its practical applications in the development and preservation of the environment. The students who participated in the GIS training course gained an understanding of practical applications in the techniques of collecting and extracting ground parameters and finding coordinates of points accurately. In addition, they learned and gained experience using digital cadastral devices that serve geologists and surveyors by obtaining coordinates and calculations of quantities using modern and high precision equipment.

At the end of the course, the participating students collected the data using RTK GPS / GIS to establish reference points or Benchmark points on campus within a few millimeters in accuracy. This data will be used in engineering and field courses.

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