College of Engineering enhances student’s skills on Writing papers with LaTeX

The College of Engineering at Al Ain University, Abu Dhabi campus conducted an online workshop entitled; Writing papers with LaTeX for Beginners, presented by Dr. Nuha Hamada and Dr. Faten Kharbat from the college. In the presence of Dr. Amer Qasem, AAU Vice President, Deans, academic staff and students. Also, it was attended by number of participants from regional and international universities from inside and outside the UAE.

Dr. Faten Kharbat started the workshop by introducing Overleaf; an online LaTeX editor for writing and publishing scientific documents. Overleaf provides several templates for submission to scientific journals and conferences like IEEE and Elsevier. Then, she showed the user how to create and manage bibliographies with bibtex on overleaf and she thanked the participants who attended from regional and international universities such as UAE, USA and Iraq.

Dr. Nuha Hamada initiated the practical workshop by creating a new project in overleaf and discussed step by step the process of creating the structure of the document, mathematical formulae, tables, and figures. She emphasized that the researcher should focus only on the content and almost all formatting and document structure is automatically controlled by LaTeX.

Dr. Amer Qasem, praised the efforts of the College of Engineering and its keenness to organize scientific workshops and lectures on a regular basis. And, he urged students to keep attending such courses and lectures because of their positive role in raising their scientific and technical knowledge in various fields.

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for making scientific and technical documents. and The purpose of this workshop is to help the researcher in creating the first document in LaTeX and to make it easy to write elegant technical documents.


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