QCRI’s Creative Space holds Open House event for kids
About 100 children aged from kindergarten to Grade 12 were registered for the event within a day of it being announced.
Activities held included creating a bubble machine, making electric cards, developing mobile apps, inventing games using Makey Makey and learning about the Arduino platform to automate activities.
“It's a great opportunity for kids to learn computing skills through fun activities from the earliest possible age. Older children learned about creating prototypes using the Arduino platform as well as learn how to develop mobile apps,” QCRI's Director of Educational Initiatives Dr Eman Fituri said.
“The internal event we held to launch our Creative Space was so popular that the kids didn’t want to leave.”
The Open House was held at QCRI’s base at the Hamad Bin Khalifa Research Complex Multipurpose Room, in Education City.
In the Media
This year CSAIL celebrates five years of collaboration with the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), an esteemed research institute that’s part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha. This ...
A new study has found what many of us have always thought to be true: We are more likely to accept correction from people we know than strangers. The study , conducted by researchers at Cornell, ...
There are few things social media users love more than flooding their feeds with photos of food. Yet we seldom use these images for much more than a quick scroll on our cellphones. Researchers from ...
We offer an App Inventor Course in Arabic for students aged 13-15 and an Arduino Programming Course in English for students aged 14-18. Courses are free. Please register quickly as places are limited.
Children and teenagers have been given a rare chance to develop their computing skills with world-class computing scientists at the first summer computing camp conducted by the Qatar Computing ...
The Qatar Computing Research Institute’s new Creative Space, which conducts fun activities to teach children computing skills, has successfully held its first Open House event. About 100 children ...
Joint research undertaken by Dr. Ingmar Weber of Qatar Computing Research Institute, part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, along with scientists from Oxford and Princeton universities, has won a ...