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QCRI to Host Creative Space Fair for Children

17 Apr 2019

Parents and children invited to attend event promoting STEM education at HBKU

QCRI to Host Creative Space Fair for Children

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), is to host a Creative Space Fair on Saturday, April 27. The fair aims to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines among children, teenagers, and adults through innovative learning activities. 

Participating institutions, including STEM Hub of Texas A&M University, Qatar Scientific Club, ibTECHar, Tebyan, and Geek Express, will each present unique opportunities to help students’ learn STEM skills in an attractive and creative way, including a live science show presented by the STEM hub. The highly engaging activities are designed to cater to three different age groups: 6 years and under, ages 7 to 10, and 11 to 14. 

Creative Space Fair will explore several themes such as coding, electronics, robotics, chemistry, thermodynamics, and renewable energy. 

Dr. Eman Fituri, senior program manager at QCRI, said: “Our annual Creative Space Fair is a fantastic opportunity for students to see how STEM is used all around us and to pique their interest in the different fields from an early age. The interactive event has proved popular among the wider community and we are expecting to welcome more than 500 visitors this year. We invite parents to bring along their children for a stimulating day out that promotes learning through fun and engaging activities.” 

Advanced activities for older children will include Arduino programming, 3D printing, laser cutting, mobile application development, and robotics, among others.   

Creative Space Fair will be held from 11 am to 3 pm at Researchery (formerly the HBKU Research Complex) in Education City.

To register to attend, please visit creativespace.qcri.org.