x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Emirati students take Tech Quest opportunities

More than 120 Emirati students recently completed a two-week Advanced Technology Investment Company (Atic) Tech Quest programme in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region.

ABU DHABI // More than 120 Emirati students recently completed a two-week Advanced Technology Investment Company (Atic) Tech Quest programme in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region.

So far, more than 650 Emirati students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) have taken part.

"As our programme progresses, more Emirati students are becoming aware of the promising opportunities in Stem, particularly female students who make up 60 per cent of this year's participants," said Hanan Harhara, head of human capital at Atic.

"We are impressed with the engagement and enthusiasm in students these past years and are assured they are completing the programme more confident in their academic and career interest."

Students manufactured solar light bottles, took part in a mechatronics challenge using 3D printing, programmed and controlled advanced robotic aerial vehicles, and became superhero movie directors through the use of nanotechnology.

This year's partners were Intel, Microsoft, Emitac and The Change Initiative.

The Tech Quest leadership programme will be held in Abu Dhabi next month. It aims to push students to step out of their personal boundaries and build their confidence to become better future leaders.

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