Qatar Scientific Club

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Qatar Scientific Club
النادي العلمي القطري
Founded1987
FounderGovernment of Qatar
TypeNon-profit
Location
Coordinates25°13′53″N 51°29′4″E / 25.23139°N 51.48444°E / 25.23139; 51.48444Coordinates: 25°13′53″N 51°29′4″E / 25.23139°N 51.48444°E / 25.23139; 51.48444
Area served
Qatar
Members
4,100 (2009)[1]
Key people
Ahmad bin Khalid Al Thani (Chairman)
WebsiteOfficial website

Qatar Scientific Club is a non-profit organization based in Qatar. It offers training programs, workshops, and activities in a number of scientific fields.[2]

Mission[edit]

The organization's mission is to create a suitable atmosphere for the practices of scientific hobbies; encourage scientific activities among the younger population, and increase their interest in the sciences.[1]

Background[edit]

The club was established in 1987 under a decree which was issued by the vice chairman of Qatar Youth Welfare higher council as a response to a request which was submitted by twenty-five members. Initially, the club only had two sections which were Electronics and Electricity, however, the number of sections increased as the club members number was growing.[2]

Departments and sections[edit]

The club consists of a number of departments including astronomy, aviation, engineering and others. There is a dedicated Young Scientists department where children can join and participate in different scientific experiments and activities. Due to cultural reasons, female members have a separate department which is called "Scientific Girl Club" and it runs its activities separately from the other main departments; however there is collaboration between these departments.[2]

Community initiatives[edit]

In 2008, the club launched the "Green Computer" project in association with Microsoft. The project sought to recycle outdated and discarded computers from companies and homes so that they can be re-used by peoples of lower income. In 2012, the project received funding by the Commercial Bank of Qatar in the form of a QR200,000 grant, in addition to receiving funding from Microsoft.[3] The project also began extending its operations to other countries the same year.[4]

The QSC conducted a joint-venture with Qatar Science & Technology Park when it co-hosted the "Future Scientist Summer Camp 2010". The main aim of the camp was to explain scientific and technological themes to a predicted 1,000 children between the ages of 6 to 16. It featured interactive exhibits and workshops.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Qatar Yearbook 2009" (PDF). Qatar Embassy in Poland. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "النادي العلمي القطري :: عن النادي" [Qatar Science Club: About the club] (in Arabic). Qatar Science Club. Archived from the original on January 11, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "Green project brings junk PCs back to life". The Peninsula Qatar. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  4. ^ "QSC to donate computers among needy countries". The Peninsula Qatar. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Summer science camp for kids". The Peninsula Qatar. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2015.

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