(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation Research, Development, and Innovation (QF RDI), recently organised ‘QampTech', an event aimed at igniting the imagination of young students and taking them on a discovery of 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.