Muscat: Duqm Refinery has officially launched a programme called the science of a refinery under the patronage of Sheikh Mohsin bin Hamad Al Maskary, wali of Duqm.
The programme aims to instill an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects amongst school students in Duqmand the surrounded areas, said a press release.
The chief guest and other dignitaries witnessed school children being introduced to the working of a refinery in theory and then through classroom based experiments learn the core fundamentals of chemistry, physics and engineering and relate this to various processes involved in refining.
‘The Science of a Refinery’programme is developed by Duqm Refinery in partnership with Engineering for Kids - Oman Branch, a venture that inspires children in STEM subjects and brings about an interest for these subjects in a fun and inspiring way that complement and enrich the existing school curriculum. The programme is delivered in partnership with Directorate General of Education in Al Wusta Region.The programme is to run for three days through a total of 24 interactive workshops delivered in six schools in Wilayat of Duqm with the aims to impact 500 students aged 8 to 14 enrolled in grades 2 to 8. The programme has been deployed in Bahr Al Arab School, Duqm School, Dahar School, RasMadraka School, Shumookh School and Haitam School.