29/03/15 8:15 AM
The winners of the inaugural Qatar Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Fair (Qatar STEAM) are set to represent Qatar at the renowned Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Pittsburgh, USA, in May.
Having been chosen from among the brightest young minds as the overall winners of the first nationwide science and research competition yesterday, eight students were awarded with Grand Awards.
The top prize in the Grand Awards went to Ghanim AlMansouri and Hussam AitelQadi for their research project entitled “Innovative Game Software for Improving the English Language Skills of Non-Native Speakers”.
Qatar STEAM was organised by Qatar Foundation Research & Development (QF R&D), Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of QF R&D, and the Supreme Education Council (SEC). The nationwide competition saw more than 160 students from 40 schools participate in the two-day fair held at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha.
24/03/15 11:42 AM
Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation of Education, Science and Community Development (QF), Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) officially opened its new building by holding its first Friday Prayer at the Education City Mosque which was led by Sheikh Saleh Al Maghamsy.
Her Highness toured the new building, starting from the five columns representing the five pillars of Islam, then the library and the classrooms. A delegation including Engineer Saad Ibrahim Al Muhannadi, President of Qatar Foundation, Dr. Ahmad Hasnah, Provost and Executive Vice President of HBKU, Dr. Aicha Al Mannai, Dean of QFIS, and the architects of the new building accompanied Her Highness on the tour.
15/03/15 8:35 AM
Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) hosted a delegation of students from Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy (Baker Institute) from 1-5 March as part of a program that works with students from both America and Qatar and seeks to promote cross-cultural understanding and dialogue on public policy and diplomacy issues. Key themes of the 2015 conference included education, energy, health, and gender and equality.
11/03/15 1:13 PM
Television personality Lojain Omran has been appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador of Reach Out to Asia (ROTA).
Lojain Omran is renowned for her philanthropic campaigns supporting young refugees in Syria, and children affected by wars, political conflicts and natural disasters in Somalia and north Kenya.