Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Qatar- Faiza Hassan wins STEM educator award  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - The Peninsula - 04/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The World Congress on Engineering Education, a partnership of Texas A&M University at Qatar and Maersk Oil Qatar, recently announced winner of the first award for the best STEM Educator.

Faiza Hassan Musa was selected as the as STEM Educator of the Year and awarded a prize of QR20,000.

The STEM Educator of the Year competition was designed to recognise teachers for excellence in educating young Qataris in STEM disciplines - science, technology, engineering and math.

Musa, an educator for more than 25 years, teaches chemistry at Al Bayan Educational Complex for Girls.

"I have realised that students at that age need to change the traditional ways of learning inside the class room to more enjoyable ways of learning outside their school," she said.

"They are more interested in research work via the Internet, and they enjoy field trips that stimulate the learners' intellectual, psychological and social aspects, develop their potential for lifelong learning, and prepare them to become active and responsible citizens."

Musa praised Texas A&M at Qatar and Maersk Oil Qatar for their leadership in STEM education.

"Texas A&M at Qatar and Maersk Oil Qatar have indeed taken a very important step in parenting STEM education in Qatar and appreciating the educators who are innovative with the students," she said. "I am very honoured by receiving the first STEM award of its kind. This initiative will definitely encourage other educators to instruct the students in innovative ways and encourage them to become proficient in planning and investigation. It will also play a crucial role in building Qatar's knowledge-based economy."

In addition to the cash prize, Musa received a commendation from the World Congress on Engineering Education in recognition of her innovative teaching techniques, and she will be honoured again in November when the Congress convenes in Doha.

Three other finalists for the award Mariam Abdullah Al Malki from Al Kawthar Independent Secondary School; Edwin Bywater from the American School of Doha; and Abdelkabir Ourraiss from the Omar bin Al Khattab Independent School for Boys were also recognized at the event.

Each received a prize of QR5,000.

Dr Mark Weichold, dean and CEO of Texas A&M at Qatar, said, "This outreach depends on the dedication and initiative of teachers such as those recognized today and their commitment to teaching excellence. We realize that their efforts are the foundation of student preparation and enrichment, and applaud them for making a real difference for Qatar's students."

Sheikh Faisal bin Fahad Al Thani, Deputy Managing Director of Maersk Oil Qatar, said: "Maersk Oil Qatar operates one of the most complex oil fields in the world, the Al Shaheen field offshore Qatar. Developing young people to a high standard in STEM subjects is important for a knowledge-based economy, and for the health of industry sectors such as Oil & Gas which require highly skilled technical employees.

High teaching standards are a crucial component in developing students to be equipped for successful and rewarding careers in our industry.

The STEM Educator of the Year recognizes the dedication and outstanding teaching practices of high school teachers in Qatar, and we commend their commitment to their profession and the positive impact they are having on young people in Qatar."

 


The Peninsula




  MENA News Headlines
 May 24 2015 - Kuwait- Min. of Amiri Diwan receives KISR delegationKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah received a delegation of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) including Dr. ...

 May 24 2015 - Kuwait- His Highness Crown Prince receives top officialsKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Sunday at Bayan Palace His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak ...

 May 24 2015 - GCC-EU ministerial meeting held amidst critical developments - Qatari FMKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Attiyah said GCC-EU ministerial meeting, in Doha on Sunday, was held amidst critical regional and international developments, ...

 May 24 2015 - Kuwait- Info Min. stresses important role of FANA amid current circumstancesKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah on sunday underlined the important role of the ...

 May 24 2015 - Arab army chiefs resume meetingKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The chiefs of staff of Arab armed forces resumed their meeting here Monday under chairmanship of the Chief of Staff of Egyptian Armed Forces Lieutenant General ...

 May 24 2015 - Kuwait- His Highness Premier meets Iraq parliament speakerKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah held talks Sunday at Bayan Palace, with the visiting Iraqi Speaker of the Council of ...

 May 24 2015 - EU major partner for GCC - ZayaniKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The European Union (EU) has been a key partner for the Gulf cooperation Council (GCC) since the six-member bloc was established in 1981, according to GCC ...

 May 24 2015 - Salmiya Sports Club Reign SupremeArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) The Salmiya Sports Club won the Kuwait Karate Federation Junior category trophy for 2014/2015 Championships. The finals and awarding ceremony were held under the auspices of the ...

 May 24 2015 - Q8 Opens First CNG Service Station In BelgiumArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) The international arm of Kuwait Petroleum, Q8, on Thursday took another big step and major milestone in strengthening and expanding its presence in Europe by opening its first ...

 May 24 2015 - Kuwait- Wataniya Telecom Dives 40 Fils NBK FlatArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) Kuwait stocks headed south on Thursday to close the week on a sour note. The key index dropped 46.87 pts to 6332.27 points snapping the 2-day upswing. The banking shares were ...

more...


 






Google

Arab Advisors_12th convergence conf

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help