Wednesday, 22 September 2021 06:38 GMT

QU President felicitates winners of intl research and innovation competitions


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula

Doha: Distinguished students from the Qatar University Young Scientists Center (QU-YSC) were honoured by QU President Dr. Hassan Al Derham for winning several international competitions in research and innovation.

Dr. Al Derham presented the winning students with medals and certificates in the presence of Prof. Mariam Al Maadeed, QU Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, and Prof. Noora Al Thani, Director of the QU-YSC. 

Sarah Al Obaidly, a student in the College of Engineering, and Maryam Al Kuwari, a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, were recognised for winning a gold medal and a special award in the Top Three Excellence category at the International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition in Malaysia (ITEX 2020), for their innovative polymer membrane invention for water treatment. The exhibition was organized in cooperation with the International Federation of Inventors Associations and the Institute of Engineering and Technology. 

Jibril Al Mutairi, an engineering student, and Hamad Al Horr, a medicine student, won gold medals at the European Exhibition of Creativity and Innovation, organized by the International Federation of Inventors' Associations. Al Mutairi developed a humidity sensor with a high degree of accuracy and studied the effect of surface treatment with UV and ozone on efficiency and accuracy sensor. Al Horr's project manufactures and develops micro-fibers with stability, high efficiency, and superior electrical power in memory-saving applications for optoelectronic devices to reduce energy consumption and increase operating speed.

Aisha Al Thani, a student at the College of Engineering, was also honoured for winning a bronze award at the Bangkok International Intellectual Property, Invention, Innovation and Technology Exposition (IPITEx) for the experience of innovative digital education titled (QUYSC STEM Digilearning Model). The model was successfully created and implemented to overcome the limitations of technological alternatives for learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, and increase student interaction and promote positive learning.

Addressing the students, Dr. Al Derham said,“We are proud of the student participating in the research capacity building programmes organized by the university and the Qatar University Young Scientists Center. They were able to present their skills, experiences, and advanced research capabilities competitions locally and internationally. By supporting these programmes, we seek to pave the way for students to prepare for the university stage and to take advantage of all the opportunities available to them to engage in the research field and hone their skills.

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