QCRI conducts first summer computing camps for kids
QCRI ran two programmes – two separate week-long Young Makers Camps for children aged from 9 to 12, and a two-week Arduino Teen Camp for teenagers aged from 14 to 18 – in late July.
Dr Eman Fituri, QCRI’s Director of Educational Initiatives, said QCRI was considering expanding the programme, which was filled within a day of its announcement. It included fun activities coordinated by the research institute’s scientists.
“We want kids to become creators of technology, we want them to learn how to invent and innovate and solve problems that can assist their everyday lives,” Dr Fituri said.
The Young Makers Camp provided students with hands-on challenges to encourage creative problem solving, teamwork and innovation. Participants in the two-week Arduino Teen Camp used the Arduino platform to learn how to create electronic gadgets that interact with the real world.
QCRI successfully launched its new educational Creative Space at an open house event in May. About 100 children from kindergarten age to Grade 12 registered for the event.
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