STEM learning for Qatar schools made possible through multi-group agreement
The entities inked the document Nov. 20, originating a STEM on wheels initiative through the development of a STEM workshop mobile bus. The mobile classroom will bring STEM learning experiences to the teachers and students within Qatar schools.
Representatives from each organization signed the agreement, including QU President Dr. Hassan Al Derham, MEHE Undersecretary Rabea Al-Kaabi, Mowasalat Managing Director Khalid Al Hail, and Dolphin Energy Limited General Manager Hassan Al Emadi.
“The STEM on wheels project is the first of its kind in Qatar and the region,” Al Derham said. “This STEM mobile laboratory contributes to motivate students and encourage them to explore out-of-the-classroom STEM experiences through a contemporary learning approach that adopts new applications and that serves the school curriculum. QU is proud to be part of this state-of-the-art project that will promote quality education within high schools in Qatar, while reinforcing relations between the partnering institutions. This is a testament of QU’s commitment to strengthen collaborations between academia and industry in Qatar.”
Each group has its own assignment in the project to work toward the common goal of offering STEM technologies to the students. The bus will be provided by Mowasalat, and QU engineering students will design the bus interior and include needed equipment and technological tools.
Dolphin Energy Limited will sponsor the creation of the bus interior and the delivery of technological equipment. The bus schedule, specifically trips to rural areas, will be created and executed by MEHE. Mowasalat’s Karwa Driving School will provide different accredited training programs certified by international institutions.
“The STEM on wheels project made a complete connection between general education and higher education institutions in a creative way that helps students make use of such techniques, which enables them to become the scientists of the future in the area of STEM,” Al-Kaabi said.