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October 6, 2013

Qatar Foundation Workshop Preps Teachers And Students For Success At International Science Fair


Image no. 2 from the workshop.jpgQatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D) recently concluded an informative workshop entitled ‘Scientific Research Skills and Engineering Design’, which aims to equip educators with practical tools to prepare students for success at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

In collaboration with the Supreme Education Council in Qatar and Intel Corp, the five-day workshop was held at the Qatar National Convention Centre last week. The event saw the participation of 58 teachers from across the country, representing 41 schools for boys and girls.

Specialists from the SEC’s Curriculum Standards Office also attended the workshop to gain valuable insight on how to coach students for science fairs, and facilitate the highest standards in scientific research.

During the event, experts in the field of education presented a number of engaging sessions on the importance of student involvement, as well as the most effective techniques and methods for scientific research. Organizers were keen to share meaningful advice on ways to manage, organize, and coach students for international science fairs.

As of next week, the Supreme Education Council will offer a new comprehensive workshop in scientific research, with the aim of providing educators with another opportunity to benefit from fundamental skills that they can transfer to pupils and teachers.

The workshop also included a detailed explanation of the conditions required to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which is the world’s largest pre-college science competition and provides an annual forum for more than 1,500 high school students from over 60 countries who attend to showcase their independent research.

This will be the first time Qatar signs up for the competition in the US, although it has entered numerous regional competitions in Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Palestine.

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