ATIC's 13th edition Tech Quest programme
More than 160 Emirati students have expressed their interest in joining the latest session of Tech Quest, a student outreach programme organised by the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), taking place throughout the
Emirates from December 15th - 26th.
ATIC has received a record number of applications from students in grades 9-12, with a waiting list being created in response to oversubscription. The latest Tech Quest programme, which enters its thirteenth session, takes place in Abu Dhabi (Masdar Institute), in Al Ain (U.A.E. University) and in the Western Region (in both the Madinat Zayed and Ruwais HCT Campuses).
"Since its inception in 2010, the Tech Quest programme has always enjoyed strong interest from the nation's youth and educational institutions. However, the interest surrounding this session has exceeded our expectations and is in short, quite remarkable," said Hanan Harhara, Head of Human Capital, ATIC.
"Evidently, momentum is building and the ultimate goal of generating awareness of STEM and the value of studying related subjects is gaining traction on the ground with U.A.E. schools, parents and students. As organisers, we are now in the difficult position of having limited spaces to meet increased demand and unfortunately some students will miss out. The fact that we have been forced to create a waiting list is promising and stands as testament to the success of Tech Quest programme that has become synonymous with a first class educational experience," she added.
To date, the ATIC Tech Quest programme has engaged more than 650 U.A.E. National students in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through exciting hands-on workshops and engaging industry speakers.