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QU honours winners of 7th Gasna Competition

QU honours winners of 7th Gasna Competition


Tribune News Network
Doha
QATAR University (QU) on Thursday honoured the winners of 7th Gasna Competition, an inter-school competition aiming to engage students in scientific innovation, at the closing ceremony.
Organised by the Gas Processing Center (GPC) at Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG), 'Gasna' which means 'Our Gas', aims to increase students' awareness on the importance of the oil and gas industry, to help them better understand Qatar's abundant and valuable natural resources, and to engage them in the country's development and growth.
This year's competition was sponsored by Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco), ExxonMobil Qatar, QatarGas, and Dolphin Energy Limited. It drew the participation of more than 300 students and teachers from 120 independent and international schools, and included over 100 projects, 7 research papers, 29 presentations, 38 posters and 59 models.
Attending the closing ceremony were CENG Dean Dr Khalifa al Khalifa, GPC Acting Director Prof Muftah al Naas, ExxonMobil Qatar Projects Engineer Mohammed AbuKhadija, Dolphin Energy Limited Director of Engineering Khalid al Khori, and QatarGas Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Officer Rand Agha.
Winners of the 1st Category (KG-Grade 4) were Elite International School (1st), Halima Al Sa'adia Kindergarten for Girls (2nd), and Ibn Sina Elementary School for Boys (3rd).
Second Category (Grade 5 and 6) winners were Umm Hanai Primary Girls School (1st), Al-Shifaa bint Abdul-Rahman Al-Ansari Primary Preparatory School for Girls (2nd), and Al-Khansaa Elementary School for Girls (3rd).
Audio Education Complex for Girls won 1st place in the 3rd Category (Grade 7-9) followed by Khalid Bin El Waleed Preparatory School for Boys (2nd), and Al-Khor International School (3rd).
Fourth Category (Grade 10-12) winners were Al Khor Secondary School for Girls (1st), Al-Rasala Secondary School for Girls (2nd), and Al Shaima Secondary School for Girls (3rd).
In his remarks, Dr Khalifa al Khalifa said:"Gasna competition is one of the important activities within CENG and GPC initiatives and outreach programmes that seek to engage school children in innovation and creativity in science and engineering. Today's learners are tomorrow's leaders and they should be aware of the country's treasures and natural resources which they should manage and lead tomorrow."
Dolphin Energy Limited General Manager Qatar, Hassan al Emadi said:"Qatar University's Gasna Competition for schools helps to highlight the importance of engineering and the role of the energy industry in the country's development. As a sponsor, we are keen to support initiatives that foster future engineers who contribute to the country's prosperity and growth."
Qapco's Chief Human Capital & Information System Officer Engineer Abdulla Ahmed Naji said:"Qapco is proud to be associated with Gasna, which aims to increase children's understanding of the importance of gas and gas processing in Qatar's economy. This competition has excellent benefits for the students and for the energy sector."
ExxonMobil Qatar President and General Manager Alistair Routledge said:"It has been a great pleasure for ExxonMobil Qatar to be involved in the 7th Gasna Competition, in collaboration with our long-term education partner Qatar University. We've been part of this outstanding initiative since it was launched in 2011, and have watched it evolve into a valued local programme that has successfully helped hundreds of Qatar's students understand the role of gas in their country's economy and development."

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