(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QNA
Texas A and M University at Qatar has concluded its Engineering Explorers STEM enrichment program with the participation of 36 students in grades 7 through 9 from eight local schools across Qatar.
The four-day program aimed to familiarise young students with engineering and the science behind it. The program included science activities, hands-on engineering projects and contests to challenge students' math and science skills.
Students learned about science concepts, design, teamwork and creativity through interactive activities conducted in Texas A and M at Qatar's STEM Hub, funded by Qatar National Research Fund.
The workshops during Engineering Explorers STEM enrichment program were designed to interest students in pursuing engineering and science career paths to develop the scientific workforce Qatar needs to reach the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.
Built around the engineering design and fabrication processes, Engineering Explorers teaches students how to solve problems systematically and understand how to implement science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) basics into their future science projects.
With a theme of using technology for coastal cleanup, the students designed a battery-powered hovercraft capable of cleaning the coastline offshore and onshore, informed concerned officials.
'Texas A and M at Qatar is dedicated to helping Qatar meet its need for new engineers that will move the country toward its goals, said Dr. Cesar O. Malave, dean of Texas A and M at Qatar. He also added that, 'Through engaging STEM programs such as Engineering Explorers, we hope to inspire a new generation of engineering leaders who will drive Qatar to its future success.
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