Mindcraft Activities for The Youth
Students join from Different Schools in Qatar
Students Explore Robotics Using Cozmo
Teams Compete to Complete Given Challanges
Explore Computational Thinking
Students Learn, Enjoy, and Build a Community
MindCraft Hosts Sessions for Girls Only
Within CMUQ campus and Beyond, MindCraft OnDemand offers events and workshops that are tailored to specific audience based on their request. We basically, bring the workshops to you! This is in an effort to reach as many students as possible across Qatar. This can be achieved by taking the offered workshops material and delivering it to your students at your venue/school, it can also be done by tailoring a new material to meet your request, or by taking part in the national science week at your school.
MindCraft participated in offering activities that are suitable for different age groups. The activities involved robots that navigate a maze by detecting different signs placed around the maze. This allowed the children to reflect on the idea of self-driven cars. The exhibition lasted 10 days, with more than 5000 people vititing CMUQ booth from different age groups.
During STEM week, MindCraft offers STEM related activities in Schools and Kindergartens around Qatar. We take the opportunity to engage students and teach them about the world of Computer Science. This effort is essential to spread the awareness of the CS feild and its importance in todays world.
A three days program that teaches students the foundation of mobile App design and development.
Students’ different educational level and background is taken into consideration when designing the material. After two days of interactive teaching, students brainstorm on ideas that solve a given problem. Each team choose only one idea to design and develop an App for it.
On the third day, each team presents their App in front of judges attending the presentation along with parents and friends. Teams’ performance varies, and we are always amazed. Students’ creativity and their youthful imagination takes them beyond what we deliver.
QCRI hosted a mother-child Tech event where various activities were offered. The event was open for children up to 9 years old. MindCraft took part in delivering activities that taught children about the language of computers, binary numbers, coding, and encryption. Students enjoyed hands-on activities, and were very engaged in learning and playing with their mothers as well as other children.
Under the Ministry of Education, QNCC hosted the National Scientific Research Week. The NSRW features a series of scientific competitions and activities for school students. MindCraft offered robotic activities using Cozmo for 5th grade students from public schools. Students learned sequantial programming and other fundementals that helped them control the robot and solve a set of given challenges.
Pizza & Programming competitions organized by CMU-Q ICPC group, where the students practice their problem solving and coding skills, and eat some pizza. The contests are organized in the same format as ICPC, one of the world’s most prestigious programming competitions. You can participate with a team of up to three people. Each team will have only one computer, and there is no internet access. The problems can be solved in C, C++, Python, or Java. You are free to bring any written references with you. If you are interested in getting involved, please join our mailing list.
Qatar Collegiate Programming Competition (QCPC) is the national tier of International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) and the first step towards the World Finals. QCPC is open for all university and high school students is Qatar. Teams of three work to solve the most real-world problems, fostering collaboration, creativity, innovation, and the ability to perform under pressure. Winning teams qualify to Africa & Arab Programming Competition (ACPC), and ACPC winning teams qualify to ICPC.
In partnership with Texas A&M University, we organized Qatar VEX Robotics Competition for high school students. Sixteen teams participated in the second edition of the robotics competition that was held at the Qatar Science and Technology Secondary School (QSTSS). We developed a customized course and coached the teams throughout the academic year to prepar them for the competition.
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