03 August 2022

High School Students Participate in Texas A&M University at Qatar's STEAM Summer Camp

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  • QATAR

Doha, August 03 (QNA) - High-school students from across Qatar participated in the STEAM summer camp organized by Texas A&M University at Qatar, a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner university recently.
The goal of the STEAM summer camp was to provide high school students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities so they can enhance valuable skills including critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation.
Over the week-long program, students learned to incorporate arts practices, elements, and design into STEM fields. The students worked to improve public speaking skills and design prototypes for solving pressing engineering problems, as well as used 3D printing techniques and explored several mathematical concepts.
The sessions were mentored by experts from Texas A&M University at Qatar and other Education City campuses. At the end of the program, students were split into teams and had to showcase their projects.
Texas A&M University at Qatar is dedicated to educating "the whole engineer" who can integrate all types of knowledge when engineering solutions to real world problems.
Dr. Aymen Elsheikh, the director of STEAM initiative at Texas A&M at Qatar, said, "It is amazing to see how students can come into their own and shine when given the right opportunities. We focused on developing skills that will enable them to become a better version of themselves - beyond academics. There were sessions on public speaking, creating graphics, and finding engineering solutions to everyday problems. The workshop witnessed students stepping out of their comfort zones, networking with other students and mentors, and putting their best foot forward during the STEAM showcase presentations." (QNA)

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