Science & Education Programs
The Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation launched the Young Innovators Lab to promote critical thinking and innovation, and to develop the skills of children and adolescents, aged between 10 and 13 years, in order to stimulate their critical and analytical thinking, through conducting experiments and scientific projects during specialized workshops.
In this respect, the Young Innovators Lab provides a scientific and practical space for the development of critical thinking and logical analysis among children, through training and providing them with the necessary knowledge and required tools.
Simple scientific experiments are used to convey and use the concept of critical thinking to come up with conclusions. Electrical and electronic experiments come, subsequently, into play. Furthermore, students are introduced to microcontrollers, through which they start to work on practical life applications. The innovators are also asked to complete projects, using these devices during the final stage.
The Young Innovators Lab is supervised by a group of passionate university students, who are keen to stimulate thinking and analysis, as well as to provide required support and guidance through all stages, up until the project production phase, while focusing on transferring skills instead of knowledge.
The Young Innovators Lab’s program lasts for 8 months during the weekends, except for the final exams’ period. It includes a series of workshops and experiments, which encourage critical and creative thinking, such as:
- Critical Thinking Workshop.
- Scientific Experiments Workshop.
- Electricity and Electronics Workshop.
- Electronic Applications-Based Scientific Experiments Workshop.
- Children's Project Design and Implementation Workshop.