Al Khor International School students win top engineering award

Doha - Qatar - 28 October 2019
​​A team of five Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Grade 12 students from Qatargas' Al Khor International School (AKIS) won first place in the “Young Budding Engineer Award 2019" as part of the International Engineering Congress organised recently by the Institute of Engineers India (IEI) – Qatar Chapter.

The inter-school award was instituted by IEI as part of the Congress's centenary celebrations held at Qatar University on 26-27 September 2019. 

The AKIS team beat competition from a total of seven Qatar-based CBSE curriculum schools.  With the help of their teachers, the winning students designed and engineered an autonomous oil spill cleaning robot, an oil and gas surveillance drone, and a multiple utility gesture glove.

Under the theme of this competition: 'Models of Smart Engineering' in the oil and gas sector, students attempted to provide a solution to limit the environmental impact of oil spillages, reduce health and safety risks during gas leakages, and in emergency situations to reduce the impact of accidents on people by using drones, and making maintenance more cost effective.

This prestigious award bears testimony to the quality of education accessed by the children of Qatargas employees and the global reach of Qatargas' investment in human development.​