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Al Bairaq winners announced
2015-01-25

CAM recently announced the winners of the 8th cycle of its “I am Discovering Materials” module in a recent ceremony in which 430 students presented their ideas and 88 products were evaluated.

The judging panel comprised RasGas Head of Well Work and Completion Engineering Eng Fahad Al-Qadi, Director of Research & Cultural Studies Department at Ministry of Culture Dr Marzook Bin Marzook, Qatar Shell Outreach & University Collaboration Manager Maha Sultan Al-Mannai, Secretary General of the Qatari National Committee for Education, Culture and Science Hamda Al Sulaiti, Qatar Rail Chief Executive Officer SaadAlMuhannadi, QAPCO Learning & Development Manager Abdulla Naji, and QPI Gas Technologies Manager Idrees Mustafa.

Winners were: Art in Science - Al Khor Independent Secondary School for Girls (Group Dalton); Best Poster - Al-Bayan Complex for Girls (Group Geniuses); RasGas Al Bairaq - Al Khor Independent Secondary School for Girls (Group Gold); Most Active Social Media - Al Shamal Independent Secondary School for Girls (Group Altatweer); Most Popular Social Media -- Arwa Bint Abdulmotaleb Independent Secondary School for Girls (Group Stars); InstaBairaq Social Media -- Al-Khor Independent Secondary School for Girls (Group AL_Khor_Gold8). Prizes were also given for Most Cooperative Teachers and Best Participant School.

CAM Director Dr Mariam Al-Maadeed said: “Al Bairaq contributes to fostering scientific development by promoting scientific culture and research, which raises its value as a means of knowledge to solve problems and achieve a sustainable development.”

RasGas Head of National Development Thamer Al-Kaabi said: “RasGas is committed to proactively meet the need for engaging Qatari high school students in applied sciences, engineering and mathematics, which are essential to ensure a long-term development of their educational and professional future.We are pleased to continue supporting this program and our judges are very impressed by the level of innovation and creativity exhibited by the students this year.”

Maersk Oil Qatar Deputy Managing Director Sheikh Faisal bin Fahad Al-Thani said: “Maersk Oil Qatar is proud to partner with Qatar University through sponsoring Al Bairaq program. Scientific and technical education as well as research and innovation are closely aligned with our commitment to develop the skills and capacity of future generations, in order to achieve a strong, diversified and healthy knowledge-based economy in Qatar.”

Maha Al-Mannai of Qatar Shell said: “By sponsoring Al Bairaq program and the 8th cycle of “I am Discovering Materials” module, we continue to demonstrate its commitment to Qatar University, while engaging students in the exchange of knowledge and the sharing of best practices with the country’s scholar population. Namely, the sponsorship of young scientific talent and the up skilling of Qatari researchers, who are essentially the individuals that will go on to lead the country’s research and development efforts, ensure the fulfillment of Qatar National Vision 2030.”

Al Bairaq is supported by UNESCO Doha Office, Qatar National Committee for Education, Culture and Science (partners), RasGas (platinum sponsor), Maersk Oil Qatar (gold sponsor) and Shell Qatar (silver sponsor).