Posted on May 18, 2015

The final phase of Qatar University’s 2015 Life is Engineering Project (LIEP) culminated in the closing race in which 14 schools participated, with Omar bin Abdulaziz Independent Secondary School for Boys emerging winners and the opportunity for a trip to the US that will include visits to NASA, and GMC and Chevrolet car factories. Second-place winner Tarek bin Zeyad Independent Secondary School for Boys was awarded QR20, 000, with Qatar Technical Secondary School in third place receiving QR16,000.

The race and award ceremony were conducted at Lusail International Circuit in the presence of QU Vice President for Research Dr Hassan Al Derham, College of Engineering (CENG) Dean Dr Rashid Al Ammari, QAPCO Head of Academic Affairs Mr Abdulrahman Sultan Al Darwish, Raytheon International - Middle East President Mr Yezen Munir, Qatar Shell Social Investment Advisor Mr Salah Al Malak, Qchem Training and Development Superintendent Mr Robin Ullrich, Dolphin Energy Limited Director Engineering Mr Khalid Al Khori, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department Acting Head Prof Elsadig El Mahdi.

The project, which started last November was held  under sponsorship by QAPCO and Raytheon (Gold), Qatar Shell, QChem and Dolphin Energy (Silver) and in strategic partnership with Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF). Dr Al Derham thanked the sponsors, LIEP organizing committee and the participating schools, and added, “This project aims to get secondary school students involved in scientific and engineering subjects, and raise their awareness of the different engineering majors being offered at the College of Engineering”.

In his remarks, Dr Al Ammari noted that CENG launched LIEP several years ago to motivate the largest number of Qatari students to pursue studies in engineering towards a future career in order to bring the Qatar National Vision 2030 to reality. He added, “The engineering profession is the effective participation and involvement in many aspects of our everyday life. Qatar’s rapid progress requires engineers in many different sectors, CENG recognizes that engineers are the leaders of development and through LIEP, we are empowering students to appreciate their future responsibility as the next leaders and to motivate them towards studies in engineering.”

QU Life is Engineering Project 2 [].jpgDolphin Energy’s General Manager – Qatar, Mr. Adel Ahmed Albuainain said: “Life Is Engineering continues to grow in strength and popularity and it is very encouraging to see so many schools participate this year and embrace the spirit of the Project. We will continue to actively engage in initiatives that promote science and engineering and I would like to extend my congratulations to the winners and to all those who participated.”

Other winning categories included:

Most Beautiful Car -- Tarek bin Zeyad Independent Secondary School for Boys

First Manufactured Car --,Qatar Technical Secondary School

Technical Innovation -- Omair Independent Secondary School for Boys

Lightest Car -- Mohammed bin Abdulwahab Independent Secondary School for Boys

Creative Movie -- Ahmed bin Hanbal Independent Secondary School for Boys

First-to-reach car -- Doha Independent Secondary School for Boys

Best Manufacturing -- Ibn Taimya Independent Secondary School for Boys

Commitment,-- Hamad bin Abdullah  Independent Secondary School for Boys

Best Design -- Ahmed bin Mohammed Independent Secondary School for Boys

Advanced Materials Manufacturing --  Religious Institute 

Discipline -- Jassim bin Hamad Independent Secondary School for Boys

Best Cooperation and First Technically-passed car -- Omar bin Al Khattab Independent Secondary School for Boys

Safety --  Khalifa Independent Secondary School for Boys