School students mentored by Texas A&M at Qatar expert win IT…
(MENAFN- Gulf Times)
A team of high school student researchers mentored by Dr Mohamed Gharib from Texas A&M University at Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university, have won the Gold Medal in the 2021 International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Dr Gharib from the Office of Advancement mentored Abdulrahman Alsulaiti and Ibrahim Buhendi from the Qatar Science and Technology Secondary School for Boys. Their invention, ‘High-SCAN’, is an innovative, lightweight modular robot powered through a guided quadcopter propulsion system to increase its locomotion system efficiency as it inspects oil and gas pipelines for damage.
Oil and gas pipes are constructed from ferrous materials and prone to cracks and corrosion. There are high chances of a major failure occurring at any time in the vast network of pipelines spread through various environments and terrains. These failures can endanger populations,…