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Texas A&M University at Qatar organizes STEAM Showcase

Published May 03, 2023

Texas A&M University at Qatar recently hosted its biannual STEAM showcase, which saw the participation of more than 90 students who highlighted how the arts can be integrated into STEM subjects.

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The STEAM Initiative was founded in 2014 to demonstrate the relevance of the arts to STEM-based education and research. The STEAM Showcase, organized by the university’s Division of Arts and Sciences, featured 27 student projects from different liberal arts and engineering courses, including posters, websites and videos.

During the two-hour showcase, students presented their STEAM-related projects and received feedback from the audience, which included their peers, staff and faculty, and community members.

The STEAM Showcase aims to raise students’ awareness of the importance of integrating professional skills — such as creativity, critical thinking, innovation, and public speaking skills — into their engineering education.

Olena Snitko, program coordinator in the Division of Arts and Sciences, said, “It is always a pleasure to see students' interest in STEAM. The showcase is an excellent  opportunity for them to demonstrate what they have learned throughout the semester,  as well as to gain valuable feedback and recognition for their efforts. As organizers, we strive to create an atmosphere conducive to learning and sharing. I truly enjoyed the informative presentations, and I would like to thank everyone who attended the showcase and showed their support for our students.”

Chemical engineering student Ghanim Khalid Alghanim said that it was an interesting opportunity.

“My team and I had a great time participating in the STEAM Showcase,” he said. “There were multiple unique and exceptional ideas and projects presented in such a creative manner. This is my second time participating and I look forward to participating in future editions too.”