What is the Summer Engineering Academy?

The Summer Engineering Academy is an elite and rigorous summer engineering research program in which students rising to grade 12 spend three weeks working with a faculty mentor to conduct research on an engineering project related to Qatar’s engineering grand challenges. The Academy is designed to encourage students’ passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Students selected for the Summer Engineering Scholar will be recognized as National Vision Scholars and will be invited to apply for admission to Texas A&M University at Qatar in their grade 12 year.

Students admitted to the Summer Engineering Academy will rank their preferences for engineering project — in chemical, electrical, mechanical or petroleum engineering.

How can I participate?

The Summer Engineering Academy is open to students who are in grade 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 Future Engineers. 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?

The Summer Engineering Academy is designed to introduce participants to engineering research in fields essential for Qatar’s growth and development. Expect lots of hands-on work — and lots of fun! Participants will collaborate in teams to answer their research question. In the final week, each team will present a research poster and a demonstration of their findings. A panel of expert judges will choose a winning team.

Schedule Overview

Topics Schedule

week 1
team building, research principles, project planning, lab safety orientation
week 2
research experimentation, data collection, design correlation, assessment
week 3
research conclusions, research poster design, presentation skills, competition, awards