QU-YSC organises workshops for elementary pupils

  • 11 months   ago
Qatar University’s Young Scientists Centre (QU-YSC) takes maximum efforts in enhancing the youth of Qatar in this respective field of Sceince and technology and recently conducted a wide range of virtual workshops and activities particularly for element school students. Since technology is one of the most used in the 21st era, its vital for the school children to learn and develop these skills.
The fourth standard students joined the YSC’s ‘problem-solving’ track in its 8th cycle. This track primarily aimed at students to gain creative and innovative thinking skills by solving various problems. Students had taken part on activities and applications related to forces, their types, and effects.
QU-YSC also conducted different workshops and activities on information and communication technology (ICT) for 7th grade students. The ICT track, which is in its second cycle, focuses on teaching students programming skills and designing sensors throughout different activities and applications using an electronic smart sensors development board. 
A closing ceremony will be held by the YSC, where students will share their projects and works and eventually a winner will be selected and awarded. 54 pupils in total from various schools took part in the workshop conducted at Qatar’s Al-Shamal region.
Dr. Noora Jabor Al-Thani, Director of the YSC, said: “The diversity of these workshops enhances students’ skills and encourages them to think creatively, solve problems, and gain different abilities that contribute to the creation of a new generation of creative leaders who can make decisions in different fields and sectors and achieve Qatar National Vision 2030.” 
Dr. Noora expressed his thanks and gratitude to the sponsors and partners, Ras Laffan Industrial City Community Outreach Program, UNESCO Office in Doha, and the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture, and Science, for their efforts.
Science and knowledge are one of the significant aspects of life. It is important to reach students from a young age to develop innovation, critical thinking, creativity, teamwork, and acquire diverse scientific skills.
The YSC follows the STEM methodology in the design and preparation of various workshops. STEM is an innovative learning system that combines the four core teaching materials: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This system aims to promote education and prepare students to deal with modern practical reality by designing activities based on real-life situations and creative learning to solve problems.