Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Talented Female Students at Preparatory School (61) in Makkah Visit the Deanship of Scientific Research



The Deanship of Scientific Research organized a scientific program for talented female students at Preparatory School (61) in Makkah Al-Mukarramah on Sunday, 5 Jumada Al-Thani, 1440 A.H. This was in the presence of the vice deans of scientific research, supervisors of the talented female students, and female program coordinators from the 'Ghars' voluntary team.

The program started with a speech delivered by Her Excellency the Vice Dean of Scientific Research for Quality, Development and Academic Accreditation, Dr. Hanadi Bihairi, in which she talked about the most important achievements and programs of the deanship that serve scientific research. Next, the Vice Dean of Scientific Research for Research Volunteering and Voluntary Research, Dr. Sumayyah Al Sharaf, gave a speech pointing out the mission of the vice deanship in employing specialized research volunteering, supporting voluntary research that serve local community and raise it to international standards, and increasing the level of voluntary work in the field of scientific research to achieve the goals of sustainable development. The Deputy Director of Engineering Research Center, Her Excellency Dr. Dunia Badawud, delivered a speech about information security in which she pointed out the manner of dealing safely with electronic information in knowledge space.

The Ghars voluntary team then offered the story of scientific research using a series of programs that illustrate the basics of scientific research; beginning with a story informing the talented female students about the steps of scientific research employing a narrative style that relies on dialogue, discussion, and brain storming to find solutions for the problems they encounter. The program included a scientific workshop entitled, 'Scientific Research is a Pleasure and a Way of Gaining Information, in which many scientific experiments were performed.

The program ended with a field visit to the research labs in the university with the Deputy Director of the Applied Sciences Research Center, Dr. Ma`tuqah Abu Al-Naja . The aim of this was to link theoretical knowledge with practical work, and to contribute in developing the talented female students' ability to solve problems. The program ended by distributing souvenirs and having lunch.

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