Educational STEM learning activities offer students practical experience during their summer at HBKU
Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), welcomed enthusiastic middle school seniors from across Qatar to its annual Creative Space Summer Camp, which commenced on August 8.
The intensive two-week program aims to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines through innovative learning activities. As the K-12 students learn the fundamentals of web design, coding, and computational thinking, they also develop skills such as creativity, innovation, problem-solving, and teamwork.
Students will have the opportunity to apply and practice their new skills under the guidance of QCRI’s scientists. To demonstrate their understanding, each student will develop a mini-project of their own during the summer camp, ensuring a productive and impactful experience for the youngsters.
“Creative Space empowers young learners to become creators of technology, and to learn how to explore, innovate, and solve problems so they can see meaningful applications of STEM in their everyday lives,” said Ikram Zidani, Creative Space Coordinator at QCRI.
“The summer camp creates an atmosphere that is conducive to inspiring creativity in these learners. They get to develop the latest technical skills and grow their knowledge in computer science and engineering programming with incredible teachers from QCRI. By giving them a fun summer learning experience, we hope to ignite their passion for technology and help them prepare for future career interests.”
For more information on the work of HBKU’s Qatar Computing Research Institute and its Creative Space, please visit https://creativespace.qcri.org/