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New online STEM program to focus on 3D modeling

Published Jun 01, 2020


Continuing its online STEM@Home designed to develop STEM skills in Qatar’s school students during COVID-19, Texas A&M University at Qatar — a Qatar Foundation partner university — will offer a new program on 3D modeling for students completing grades 9-12 beginning 7 June.

The Creative Fusion online learning workshop is organized and hosted by Texas A&M at Qatar’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) experts to allow high school students to explore the fundamentals of 3D modeling while learning in the comfort and safety of home.

Students in grades 9-12 will learn the basics of creating, editing and analyzing their 3D designs; recognize the importance of creating 3D models in engineering; and understand how 3D printing works as they create their own 3D models. The students will create a design solution to the presented challenge through a series of weekly online lessons and tasks.

Students will receive weekly online training sessions in English and Arabic, and will be provided via videoconference and an online learning platform. Participants will need a computer and Internet access, and are expected to commit 4-6 hours per week. Only students who complete submission of the weekly tasks will receive a certificate.

Texas A&M at Qatar dean Dr. César Octavio Malavé said that 3D modeling is a critical component of the engineering process and encouraged all STEM-minded students to commit to this summer program to develop and enhance their school learning. 

“We are living in uncertain and unprecedented times,” Malavé said, “but learning goes on. As engineering and education leaders in Qatar, Texas A&M at Qatar is uniquely positioned to be able to offer our expertise to school students to help them continue to learn and grow.”

The program is offered at no cost except for the participants’ time. Interested students should apply for a spot in the program at Applications are due 6 June.