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Posted On: 13 October 2009 01:26 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

VCU-Q announces design contest

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Providing young talents an opportunity to showcase their creativity and seeking to foster a spirit of social responsibility amongst the next generation of regional innovators, the Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCU-Q) has announced the 2010 edition of its annual Design Competition for secondary school students in Qatar. A premier high school-level design contest, the VCU-Qatar Design Competition, invited senior secondary school students from all over the world to present their ideas to reduce waste and design alternatives to simply throwing things away. Based on this year’s theme ‘Everything is Useful’, students the world over will get a chance to express their creative solutions to re-use more of what we throw away thereby helping create a smarter, safer and more sustainable environment. Along with the prospect for 40 students to win cash prizes, two qualified students can apply for and earn the full four-year Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned Scholarship for Creativity to study design or art at VCU-Qatar. Peter Chomowicz, the Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs at VCU-Qatar challenged the audience to think about what is the most important skill that they will need. “When I was your age typing gave me an advantage over many others.” The students responded by mentioning “communications,” or computer software. Peter explained, “the most important thing that people of your generation will need to know is the ability to ask the right question.”