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Jad Chaa Off to Los Angeles!

Graduate Civil Engineering student Jad Chaa was one of six Lebanese students selected to participate in the LABSC engineering training program in Los Angeles this coming September.

This opportunity comes in the wake of a training program with the city of Los Angeles issued by the Los Angeles- Beirut Sister Cities (LABSC) committee that selected the six students to visit Los Angeles for a two-week engineering training program.

The program was a result of a student exchange program co-lead by the LABSC board members who selected the senior graduate students from Lebanese universities.
Jad Chaa was selected following an interview process. He describes this opportunity "as a unique experience” and says he is looking forward to experience new concepts and ideas that will inspire him to work in creating similar projects in Lebanon. He says he is "willing to discover and learn from the architecture of LA."

“Being exposed to new technologies in concrete, steel and soil equipments and methods will help me to make a link between theory and application”, he says. The training will also expose him to new design procedures and American code updates.

Involved in a series of community service activities on campus, Jad is the president of the UOB chapter of the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), and has organized a number of related activities and social events that improved his leadership skills. ​
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