Summer Engineering Academy
24 June – 5 July 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Summer Engineering Academy is an elite, 10-day academic enrichment program designed for exceptional students who are interested in engineering and science. Outstanding faculty, researchers and technical staff from Texas A&M at Qatar’s prestigious engineering programs will guide participants through a research project related to Qatar’s grand challenges for engineering. Over the course of two weeks, students will investigate a research problem, explore their findings and report results to a panel of judges. The Summer Engineering Academy is designed for outstanding students who are confident that they want to study engineering.
Future Engineers: High Flyers will explore the foundations of aerospace engineering. Participants will learn the theory of flight, and then use this knowledge to build their own model aircrafts from scratch. CAD design and 3D printing will be utilized for manufacture aircraft structures. Basics of propulsion systems will be taught to enable the students to select the proper motors and blades. Aerodynamics concepts will be integrated during the aircrafts design process. At the end of the workshop, the students will test their aircraft prototypes and awards will be given to the teams that achieve the highest evaluations based on the aircraft design, flight performance, team work and presentation. This workshop will provide the students with the basic skills and tools to be familiar with the aerospace engineering profession.