Posted on March 26, 2019

The 6th High School Wooden Bridge Competition organized by the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Qatar University, College of Engineering (QU-CENG) ended with a closing award ceremony this month, honoring the winners.

The competition is one of several high school outreach activities conducted by CENG to motivate students to join the field of engineering in general and civil engineering in particular, where teams of students compete to construct model bridges. The competition was sponsored by Alsarh Holding Group. The first place was awarded to Abdullah bin Ali Al Mesnad Secondary School for Boys, second place to Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al Mana Secondary School for Boys and third place to Hasan bin Thabit Secondary School for Boys. Attendees included CENG Dean Abdelmagid Hammuda, CENG Department Head of Civil and Architectural Engineering Dr Mohammed Farouk, and Alsarh Holding Group CEO Representative Mr. Musa Al Omar.

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Selected teams were visited by department senior students, teaching assistants and faculty who provided guidance and advice on their designs. They also paid a visit to the department for follow-up assistance. Commenting on the competition, Prof Abdelmagid Hammuda said, “This competition is part of CENG collaboration with industry and its commitment to target community members and raise awareness on the various programs and activities. Through this competition, CENG is reaching schools and students to motivate them to develop their skills in the field of engineering, which will contribute to preparing national engineers that can fulfill the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.”

Dr Mohammed Farouk said, “The competition aims to promote civil engineering skills among Qatari secondary school students by providing them with the opportunity to test and design small bridges and make use of imagination to come up with innovative bridges that can bear loads. This competition is a way to showcase the principles of civil engineering to participants, to highlight its importance to life and industry, and to attract distinguished Qatari students to the civil engineering program.”

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