What is Engineering Heroes?

Engineering Heroes: Qatar Special Investigators (QSI) is an exciting program in which participants learn about the forensic science and technology used by police and government ministries to investigate crimes and protect the State of Qatar. Students from grades 9-12 will learn the history and techniques of evidence collection, toxicology, chromatography, fluorescence, ballistics and microscopy.

How can I participate?

Engineering Heroes: QSI is open to students who are in grades 9–12 at any school in Qatar. Participants will be selected on a competitive basis according to applications and essays. This is an exclusive program with competitive selection, so only the best applications will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 23 March 2019.

How much does it cost?

Thanks to generous support from Occidental Petroleum of Qatar, our exclusive sponsor and industry partner, 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 Heroes: QSI invites participants to learn the fundamentals of forensic analysis, and how it evolved into today’s specialized career fields. Expect lots of hands-on work, data collection, and analytical thinking.

Schedule Overview

Daily Schedule

8:30–9 a.m.
morning briefing and history
9–10:30 a.m.
project work and testing
10:30–10:45 a.m.
break
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
project work or facility visit
12:15–1:15 p.m.
lunch (provided)
1:15–3 p.m.
project work or invited speaker

Topics Schedule

Sunday
itntroduction, forensic history, fingerprint technology
Monday
fluorescence, blood spatter analysis, infrared detection
Tuesday
statistical analysis, DNA, ballistics and trajectories, microscopy
Wednesday
analytical chemistry, chromatography, spectrometry
Thursday
crime scene analysis, evidence handling