Dubai Electricity & Water Authority hosted a ‘Future Engineer’ camp in a bid to spread a culture of innovation and creativity in future generations.
The sixth edition of the annual workshop welcomed children aged eight to 12 to Zabeel Park, where they spent 12 days being introduced to robotics and programming, artificial intelligence, and IoT.
At the end of the camp, participants used their newfound knowledge to a number of projects, such as a smart helmet, a solar-powered cooling jacket, a robot assistant to guide people with visual disabilities, and a remote-controlled device for cleaning building facades.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, expressed his happiness at the camp’s graduation ceremony.
“The Future Engineer summer camp is an ideal platform to prepare students for promising careers, provide them with technical skills, and develop their scientific research, innovation, and creativity, while also motivating them to learn about science and advanced technologies to elevate their learning, in line with our objectives to establish a knowledge-based environment to achieve UAE Centennial 2071 goals, which is a long-term government plan to prepare the UAE for future generations.”