‘December Aladaam 2022 Initiative’ launched by QU’s YSC
23 Dec 2022News
The third cycle of its December Aladaam Initiative,was launched by Qatar University’s (QU) Young Scientists Center (YSC), which comes as a continuation of the successes of the previous two cycles. The initiative is a national outreach programme launched annually by the center, throughout December.
The theme of the initiative differs each year to suit that of the Qatar National Day (QND). In this cycle, the initiative focused on the slogan of the QND 2022, which is ‘Our unity is the source of our strength’, an excerpt from a speech of H H the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The goals of the initiative have also expanded to include presenting and highlighting the studies and scientific researches originating from QU, that is related to innovation and sustainability in the sports field, and Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup.
The center included participants from various colleges and departments at QU, in addition to assigning some films to secondary school students. A total of 23 male and female students participated in the initiative, including six high school students. They presented innovative project ideas that they had worked on during their participation in the Science in Sports programme under the center.
QU students participated from five different colleges, the College of Medicine, Health Sciences, Engineering, Education and Law. Through short films, they presented the most important research and studies carried out in various fields to serve the organization of the 2022 World Cup. The films discussed different studies and research as maintaining heritage, achieving sustainability, providing security and safety for players and fans, as well as, the innovative cooling techniques in Qatar stadiums and the intelligent crowd management systems during the World Cup.
The films also raised important topics such as artificial intelligence, Qatari sports law, and the importance of preserving green spaces. The initiative included ten short films, which were prepared and edited with the help of three QU students. The films are published and shared with all community members on social media and YouTube.