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STEM Programs2018-10-23T16:21:47+00:00

In partnership with Occidental Petroleum of Qatar, Texas A&M University at Qatar offers six major STEM outreach programs for students in grades 7–12 in schools across Qatar. These programs cover an array of academic topics and themes, but they have one common thread: Each is designed to help students discover educational pathways for studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read the description of each program here, and a table below provides dates and application timelines.

Qatar Invents is an exciting program in which participants learn the fundamentals of the engineering design process: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test. Students from grades 9–12 will be tasked with coming up with novel solutions to serious problems, building prototypes, and successfully defending their inventions to a panel of experts.

Students from grades 8–12 will learn the basics of how to code, prototype, test, and refine their ideas for a working mobile phone application.

Designed to demonstrate that engineering is essential in all aspects of life, participants in grades 9–12 will learn how engineering is used in a variety of careers centered on the heroes of daily life. Past themes included the use of drone technology with members of Qatar’s military, and the science and engineering behind crime scene analysis with Qatar’s investigators with the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation.

A massive summer program where grade 9-11 students spend several weeks designing and building a focused engineering project. Previous programs included 3D printing, wireless electronics and aeronautical engineering.

Our most competitive program! Top grade-11 students compete in completing an actual research project under the mentorship of Texas A&M University at Qatar professors and researchers for three weeks. Working in the university laboratories, students learn complex aspects of petroleum, chemical, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. At the end of their program, they present their research to a panel of academic and industry experts. Successful participants are considered our National Vision Scholars.

Students from grades 7–9 design, prototype and build a craft capable of cleaning up Qatar’s vast coastline. It must be able to move along land and water, and pick up debris that has washed up on our pristine beaches. The basics of the design process will be tackled, along with learning topics such as lift, thrust, weight distribution and 3D modeling.

Program

School Grade

Applications Open

Application Deadline

Engineering Explorers
7–11 October 2018
7, 8 and 9
Qatar Invents
30 December 2018 – 3 January 2019
9, 10, 11 and 12 1 November 2018 24 November 2018
App Camp
17–21 February 2019
8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 27 December 2018 19 January 2019
Engineering Heroes
7–11 April 2019
9, 10, 11 and 12 14 February 2019 9 March 2019
Future Engineers
30 June – 11 July 2019
9, 10 and 11 25 April 2019 25 May 2019
Summer Engineering Academy
30 June – 18 July 2019
11 25 April 2019 25 May 2019

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