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Al Bairaq Program announces winners of “I am Discovering Materials” module | Qatar University

Al Bairaq Program announces winners of “I am Discovering Materials” module

2017-05-22 00:00:00.0
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The Al Bairaq Program at CAM announced the winners of the 3rd cycle (primary schools) and 2nd cycle (preparatory schools) of “I am Discovering Materials” module at a closing ceremony, which was recently held at Ibn Khaldoon Hall.

The event was attended by CAM Manager of Outreach and Engagement and Al Bairaq Program Supervisor Dr Noora Al-Thani, CAM faculty, and representatives from RasGas Company Limited (gold sponsor) and Qatar Shell (silver sponsor), as well as a 321 students and teachers from 16 independent and private schools in Qatar.

It included the distribution of awards to the winners in the Preparatory Schools Category -- “Geniuses” team from Al Bayan Independent Preparatory School for Girls (1st place), “Chemistry” team from Zeinab Independent Preparatory School for Girls (2nd place), and “Ibn Al-Qais” team from Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Independent Preparatory School for Boys (3rd place); and the Primary Schools Category -- “Distinguished” team from Muaz Bin Jabal Independent Primary School for Boys (1st place), “Inventors” team from Al Khansaa Independent Primary School for Girls (2nd place), and “Engineers” team from Umm Alqora Independent Primary School for Boys (3rd place). It also included the distribution of awards to the winners of the Instagram Competition who were the “Scientists” team from Al Khansaa Independent Primary School for Girls and the “Inventors” team from Al Bayan Independent Preparatory School for Girls.

In her remarks, Dr Noora Al-Thani said: “I would like to thank our team of experts for their hard work and for organizing the numerous workshops at schools, which contributed to the success of Al Bairaq Program. I would like also to thank our sponsors for providing the school students in Qatar with an optimal learning environment that enables them to enrich their knowledge and to unlock their potential towards success. The Al Bairaq Program is based on the STEM-A curriculum which focuses on developing the skills in the field of sciences and technology. This shows the importance of applying this curriculum since an early stage at school in line with the national aspirations towards a knowledge-based economy.”

Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre Vice President Mr Youssif Saleh said: “Qatar Shell is committed to building human capacity, and partnering with Qatar University on Al Bairaq is an excellent opportunity to help prepare the next generation of scientists to solve real-world problems. These are some of the brightest young minds Qatar has to offer, and we are proud to support their development.”

RasGas Company Limited Human Capital Operations Manager Mr Ebrahim Al-Malik said: “RasGas’ partnership with Qatar University’s Al Bairaq Program runs for over 4 years. In addition, RasGas leaders were actively involved in judging the innovative and scientific concepts at the biannual event "I am Discovering Materials". We are very proud to support and encourage the initiation of young minds into the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).”