Undergraduate research experience program in Qatar

Saira Dawer Baig, Syed Imtiaz Hussain, Khalid A. Qaraqe

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Abstract

A number of research programs are run at undergraduate level by government and private organizations across the globe that fund research activities beyond ordinary coursework during the academic year. This paper analyzes the performance of one such program called Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP), in Qatar. The grants provided under UREP render the recipients with the opportunity to conduct original research under faculty supervision. We collected detailed statistics about this program to analyze its significance in terms of research output, benefits to the students, skill development and faculty involvement. We conducted a survey among the participant faculty and students to have an impartial and balanced opinion about the program.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering Education Towards Openness and Sustainability, IEEE EDUCON 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages94-99
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479931910
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2014 4th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference: Engineering Education Towards Openness and Sustainability, IEEE EDUCON 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 Apr 20145 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
ISSN (Print)2165-9559
ISSN (Electronic)2165-9567

Other

Other2014 4th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference: Engineering Education Towards Openness and Sustainability, IEEE EDUCON 2014
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period3/4/145/4/14

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Keywords

  • faculty
  • funding agency
  • student development
  • undergraduate research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Engineering(all)
  • Education

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Baig, S. D., Hussain, S. I., & Qaraqe, K. A. (2014). Undergraduate research experience program in Qatar. In 2014 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference: Engineering Education Towards Openness and Sustainability, IEEE EDUCON 2014 (pp. 94-99). [6826074] (IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2014.6826074