We are passionate about helping Qatar’s youth find and succeed on educational pathways in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The STEM outreach team at Texas A&M University at Qatar has decades of combined experience in higher education. Thanks to diverse backgrounds and academic expertise, we are able to offer engaging STEM learning opportunities across a range of topics. This includes exciting hands-on programs for school students in grades 3–12, in addition to professional development for teachers, counselors and curriculum coordinators. We work closely with schools and education officials across the country to motivate Qatar’s youth and stimulate learning in STEM fields.
We welcome collaboration opportunities, particularly in student programs and research related to the following topics.
- STEM curriculum development and innovation
- novel integration of STEM disciplines in project-based learning
- adaptation of pre-university STEM activities and projects toward national priorities and grand challenges themes
- team building and near-peer mentoring
- culturally responsive STEM awareness
- student identity and motivation toward STEM studies
- arts and humanities in support of critical thinking
- ethics and communication skills in pre-university STEM activities
- Salama G., Katbeh T., Creel B., Cieslinski G.B., Gharib M., Ramadan F. & Mazen W. (2019) Illustrating Engineering Education: A Children’s Book to Support STEM Outreach in Qatar. Proceedings of International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education (TALE 2019), December 10-13, Yogyakarta – Indonesia, Paper No. 1570576315.
- Gharib M., Cieslinski B., Creel B. & Katbeh T. (2019) A Model Engineering-Based Learning STEM Program. Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE2019), November 8-14, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Paper No. IMECE2019-10360.
- Cieslinski B., Gharib M., Creel B. & Katbeh T. (2019) A Model Science-Based Learning STEM Program. Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE2019), November 8-14, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Paper No. IMECE2019-10352.
- Gharib M., Cieslinski B., Al-Marri J. & Creel B. (2018) A Project-Based Learning STEM Program for Middle and High School Students. Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE2018), November 9-15, Pittsburg, PA, USA, Paper No. IMECE2018-88647.
- Nite S.B., Creel B., Morgan J. & Almarri J.E. (2018) Design of an international bridge program for engineering calculus. Proceedings of ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 24-27, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Paper No. 22790.
- Creel B., Nite S.B., Almarri J.E., Shafik Z., Mari S. & Al-Thani W.A. (2017) Inspiring Interest in STEM Education Among Qatar’s Youth. Proceedings of ASEE International Forum, June 28, Columbus, Ohio, USA, Paper No. 20731.
- Parsaei H.R., Creel B. & Small J. (2015) Building Human Capacity to Meet Demand for Engineers and Scientists in the Middle East and North Africa. Proceedings of ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 14-17, Seattle, Washington, USA, Paper No. 14085.