Qatar Academy Sidra and Dukhan English School Won First Prize at Hovercraft Designing Camp Organized by Texas A&M University

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About 40 students from grades 7 through 9 from eight local schools all over Qatar participated in Engineering Explorers STEM enrichment program facilitated by Texas A&M University Qatar. With a theme of utilizing technology for coastal cleanup, the students composed a battery-controlled hovercraft fit for cleaning the coastline seaward and onshore. 

 

Thirty-six students, a total of 24 girls and 12 boys represented Hayat Universal School, Dukhan English School, Qatar Academy, Qatar Academy Sidra, Awsaj, Sukaina Preparatory School for Girls, Gharnata Girl Preparatory School for Girls and AlBayan Girls Preparatory. 

The four-day occasion meant to adapt students with engineering designs and the science behind it. The program included science exercises, hands-on engineering activities and challenges on math and science abilities. 

Building Explorers is the most recent in a progression of STEM - science, technology, engineering and math workshops offered by Texas A&M at Qatar. Constructed around the engineering design and fabrication procedure, Engineering Explorers shows students systematic problem solving and how to actualize STEM basics into their future science ventures. 

The workshop ended up with a competition between the invented hovercrafts to assess configuration, speed, payload and reliability in coastal cleanup. "The Mechanics" including students from Qatar Academy Sidra and Dukhan English School won the first prize for their design, remarkable cooperation and exceptional construction. 

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