What is Future Engineers?

Future Engineers is an immersive and exciting summer program in which students entering grades 10–12 spend two weeks designing and building a focused engineering project. The program is designed to encourage students’ passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

This year, the theme has been selected from real-world engineering challenges: robotics and energy sustainability. Throughout this program, students will learn about renewable energy sources, robotics, mechanical design, programming, radio controlled systems, and experimental measurements.

Students will compete in teams to design, build, program, and test an advanced robot that harvests energy from various renewable energy sources. Using state-of-the-art components and engineering materials, participants will build a robot to complete the assigned mission. They will also present and defend their designs to a panel of robotics experts.

How can I participate?

Future Engineers is open to students who are in grades 9–11 in spring 2019 at any school in Qatar. Participants will be selected on a competitive basis according to applications and essays. Application essays are a major part of the application review process — spend some time to write an essay that explains why you are a good candidate. Applications must be submitted on or before 25 May 2019. Note: Students in grade 11 also are eligible for the Summer Engineering Academy. One application can be submitted for both programs.

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?

Future Engineers is intended to introduce participants to renewable energy, the fundamentals of robotics, 3D CAD design and basic programming. Expect lots of hands-on work — and lots of fun! Participants will work in teams to develop their robots and compete in alliances to the challenge presented. Participants will give a presentation to judges to explain their developed robots.

Applications are closed. Thanks for your interest.

Schedule Overview

Daily Schedule

9–10 a.m.
morning briefing
10–11 a.m.
engineering lesson
11–11:15 a.m.
11:15 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

week 1
team building, engineering basics, engineering design, project selection
week 2
process design, brainstorming, testing and developing, competition, presentation