QATAR Science & Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation Research, Development, and Innovation (QF RDI), hosted recently ‘QampTech’, an event aimed at igniting the imagination of young students and taking them on a journey to discover science and technology.
During ‘QampTech’, students took on the role of creators, innovators and builders, coming together to understand real-life technological and industrial problems and ways of solving them through applied sciences for a sustainable future.
The event introduced 40 primary school students from Qatar Academy Sidra, part of Qatar Foundation’s Pre-University Education, and Doha British School to the elements of architectural design, sustainability, renewable energy and agriculture through a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities.
Yosouf Abdulrahman Saleh, executive director of QSTP, said: “Through QampTech, we have created a space for students where they can experiment with, and explore, science through application.
“In doing so, QSTP reiterates its dedication to nurturing innovative mindsets from a young age. The unique and interesting themes of this year’s activities highlight our emphasis on STEM while having fun with these subjects.”
QampTech was organised around two main themes – ‘Mission to Mars’ and ‘Future City’ – and across four zones: ‘Make It and Take it’, ‘Tinker with Science’, ‘Fablab’, and ‘Masters of Making’. Students were divided into teams and underwent a gamified treasure hunt experience that took them across all the zones while engaging in hands-on activities.