Two UAB Students going to abatAG in Germany for work study

Early May, Ahmad Antar and Gavin Matthews, currently enrolled at UAB studying Electrical Engineering arrived in Bremen, Germany. They are apprentices of abatAdah Group in Birmingham and will begin their six week summer work-study program with German company abatAG.
They enjoyed at great send of at Birmingham Airport by (from left in picture):
  • Tine Hoffmeister, Executive Director, AlabamaGermany Partnership
  • Jochen Altenberger, Managing Director, abatUS LLC
  • Dr. Leon Jololian, Associate Chair, UAB Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Gavin Matthews, UAB/abat Intern/Apprentice
  • Ahmad Antar,  UAB/abat Intern/Apprentice
  • Councilor John R. Hilliard, District 9, Birmingham City Council
  • Kirk Atkinson, President & CEO, abatAdah Group, Inc.
  • Sylvester Lavender, President & CEO, Birmingham Airport Authority

A little fun fact, Mr. Lavender, President & CEO of Birmingham Airport Authority was born in Germany.