Following in the footsteps of successful Science Summer Camps from the three previous years, and taking into account the safety of everyone involved due to COVID-19, Social Responsibility developed this year’s camp into a blended system that offered students both online and face-to-face classes.
Participants taking part in the Summer Camp were a combination of intermediate (G8-9) and high school (G10-12) students in two mixed gender groups. During the summer, these promising students had a chance to improve their English, gain knowledge and skills under the topics of Python Programming, Data Analytics, Bioinformatics, including applied hands-on activities in real science laboratories. But it wasn’t all work and no play as we still found time for English conversation clubs, sports with team building and wellbeing activities.
These learners will continue to work throughout the year in KAUST’s Young Learners Development Program (YLDP), compete at the Science Fair during WEP, and apply to other National Science competitions. We wish them every success in the future!