What is Engineering Explorers?
Engineering Explorers is an immersive and exciting engineering program where students in grades 7–10 spend one week designing and building a focused engineering project. The program is designed to encourage youth and increase their passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Engineering Explorers is hosted after school, 3–6 p.m.
This year, students will explore the foundations of aeronautical engineering. Throughout this program, students will learn the theory of flight, and then use this knowledge to build their own model aircraft from scratch. CAD design and 3D printing will be utilized to manufacture aircraft structures. Aerodynamics concepts will be integrated during the aircraft design process.
At the end of the workshop, students will test their aircraft prototypes, and awards will be given to the teams that achieve the highest evaluations based on the aircraft design, flight performance, teamwork and presentation. This workshop will provide students with the basic skills and tools to be familiar with the aerospace engineering profession.
How can I participate?
Engineering Explorers is open to students who are in grades 7–10 at any school in Qatar. Participants will be selected on a competitive basis according to applications and essays. But don’t wait to apply — applications must be submitted on or before 24 October 2020.
How much does it cost?
Participants only need to pay a registration fee of QAR 100. This fee is paid after acceptance, but it is nonrefundable, even if a participant later decides not to participate in the program.
What should I expect?
Engineering Explorers is intended to let participants learn the introduction to flight, the fundamentals of aerodynamics, 3D CAD design, and 3D printing. Expect lots of hands-on work — and lots of fun! Participants will work in teams to develop their aircraft and compete in the challenge presented. Participants will give a presentation to judges to defend their developed aircraft design.
Applications open on 22 September.