The program is designed to ignite curiosity for science in high school students aged 15 years and above. The program which is open for Qatari nationals and long term residents,
gives high school students the platform to ask questions, understand and apply science. It offers them the opportunity to expand the understanding of the basics of conducting biomedical research from the literature review preparation to the hands-on experiments in the labs.
The program has a duration of 1 week in the summer (6 hours per day including 1 hour break).
The program consists of two main components:
A. Various educational seminars including the following topics:
- Fundamentals of data analysis
- Structure of science, scientific publications
- Communication Skills
- Database Searching
- Science in Qatar Opportunities
B. Lab hands-on and observation activity:
This module introduces the high school students to different research fields such as:
- Computer Based Epidemiological Models
- Cell Culture
- Biochemical assays
- Communicating research findings