DOHA, Qatar, Mar 2 – Qatar University’s (QU) College of Engineering (CENG) and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, concluded the eighth Robotics Competition for Boys, according to Qatar News Agency (QNA).

Attending the ceremony, CENG Dean, Dr. Rashid Al Ammari, expressed his pleasure with the wide participation of school students across the country. “This national competition underlines QU’s mission to engage high-school students in innovative projects, reinforce their skills in teamwork and leadership, and motivate and encourage their interest in pursuing studies in science and engineering. This reflects CENG’s commitment to producing a generation of professionals and leaders, who can drive the country’s future towards a knowledge-based economy,” he added.

Abu Baker Al Siddiq Preparatory School for Boys, was named first Qatar champion, while Khalid bin Ahmed Preparatory School for Boys was second. Winners of the Robot Design Award category were the Little Engineer Team (1st), Hamza bin Abdulmutalib Preparatory School for Boys (2nd), and Mesaieed International School (3rd).

Project Award category winners were, Ali bin Jassem Secondary School for Boys (1st), Khalifa Secondary School for Boys (2nd), and Al Razi Preparatory School for Boys (3rd).

Ibn Khaldoon Preparatory School for Boys won 1st place in the About Core Values Award category, followed by Omar bin Al Khattab Preparatory School for Boys (2nd), and Doha Preparatory School for Boys (3rd).

“The ministry is honoured to partner with Qatar University, in running this competition, with the aim to raise the students’ knowledge on robotics. The students had the opportunity to engage in teamwork and come up with new ideas and applications. I am pleased to see the huge number of participants this year,” Ministry of Education and Higher Education’s Schools Office Director, Khalifa Al Derham, said.

Source: BNA