Posted on October 28, 2015

Following the overwhelming success of its Qatar debut, Raytheon’s interactive math and science exhibit MathAlive!, organised and hosted at the Qatar Scientific Club in collaboration with Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), will be extending its stay in Doha from 5 November to 10 December, following a one week stopover in the country in October.

The MathAlive! exhibit’s stopover at QF and the Qatar Scientific Club is part of the Foundation’s ongoing mission to encourage learning and education, and to foster an environment conducive to unlocking human potential and in line with QSC’s aspirations to encourage innovation across a number of scientific fields and create unique learning experiences for Qatari youth. The exhibit extended its dates following a successful run at Qatar University at the beginning of October, where the exhibit’s school attendance record for the Gulf region exceeded more than 3,600 students from 118 schools in just eight days.

During its debut run in Qatar, The MathAlive! exhibit also introduced a brand new and unique interactive football module specifically designed for Qatari youth, named ‘Penalty Block’,in recognition of the country’s dedication and passion for football ahead of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.The first-of-its-kind simulator gives eight – 14-year-old students an unmatched virtual experience to explore some of the mathematical concepts behind Qatar’s national sport.

As one of the main pillars of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), QF Research &Development (QF R&D), is charged with the Qatar National Research Strategy, dedicated to making Qatar a leading center for research and development excellence and innovation.  QF R&D is home to Qatar National Research Fund, a leading scientific research funding organization, Qatar Science & Technology Park, an international hub for technology innovation and commercialization.

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Qatar Foundation’s Dr. Aisha Al-Obaidly, Deputy Executive Director of Education, Training and Development, stated: “We are very happy to host MathAlive, and we are pleased to develop a relationship with Raytheon to help inspire the children of Qatar;fully in line with our own efforts in supporting the Qatar National Vision 2030 to lead human, social and economic development across the country. We see this exhibit as the beginning of what will be a long-lasting relationship devoted to Qatar’s success in math and science.”

Mr. Fahad M. Al Kuwari - Chairman of the Qatar scientific club also commented: “It is a tremendous opportunity for the Qatar Scientific Club to host the MathAlive! exhibit. This endeavor will help promote mathematics and its application to everyone, especially young students. It will also help to meet the goal of the Club, which is to promote interest, learning and ingenuity in the fields of science and technology. The Qatar Scientific Club is thrilled to be partnering with Qatar Foundation and Raytheon in order to reach a great number of people, and take them through this journey into an interactive world of sciences.”

“We are incredibly happy to host the exhibit with such distinguished national organizations as the Qatar Foundation and the Qatar Scientific Club,” said Yezen Munir, Raytheon International’s President in Qatar. “The Foundation and the Scientific Club are dedicated to giving the children of Qatar everything they need to succeed through a host of rich offerings that ultimately contribute to building the innovators of tomorrow. It is a sincere pleasure to be working with them, and we hope to build upon our productive relationships for the benefit of the Qatari community.”

MathAlive! will open at the Qatar Scientific Club on 5 November and will run until 10 December. For more information, please visit: www.mathalive-me.com

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