Find your passion.
Learn about the fascinating, challenging areas you could study at CMU-Q.
What can I study at CMU-Q?
Experience CMU-Q is an opportunity for students to learn more about the different areas of study at CMU-Q. Students explore two different program areas during the workshop. By participating in Experience CMU-Q, you become eligible to apply for Early Decision for enrollment coming fall semester.
Stay tuned for Experience CMU-Q dates in 2020!
Summer College Preview Program (SCPP)
What is university like?
The SCPP is an academically intensive program that introduces high school students to the different facets of campus life. This year, the SCPP will be online! Students attend college-level preparation classes in math and writing, create a project in one of our academic majors as part of a team and prepare for the SAT or ACT college entrance exams. Many SCPP students go on to become CMU-Q students.
Next session: July 5 – 16, 2020
Applications are now open
What is computer science?
Computing is the driving force in nearly every discipline and field of study. Engineering, aviation, business, social sciences and medicine all rely on computer science. Mindcraft is a one-day workshop for students to learn about computing and the many careers for computer scientists.
Mindcraft sessions take place throughout the academic year, usually on a Saturday.
What is information systems?
The field of information systems is about applying technology to solve practical problems. In our technological age, the career possibilities in this area are limitless. Ibtikar introduces students to topics like human-centered design and business process management.
Next session: February 15, 2020
Applications are now closed
Can computer science be fun?
Each spring, CMU-Q hosts Botball, a competition where high school students use their programming skills and ingenuity to program a robot to complete a mission. The final Botball showdown is a true battle of the brains, as teams square off to complete their mission and outplay their opponents.
Biotechnology Explorer Program
What is it like in a biology lab?
To introduce secondary students to biological sciences, CMU-Q hosts the Biotechnology Explorer Program where students investigate questions like how the brain works and what is the protein content in different foods.
Next session: March 14, 2020
Applications are now closed.
Alice Programming Competition
What can I create using my programming skills?
Here’s your challenge: create an animation or game using Alice Middle East in the category of space exploration, global warming, 2022 FIFA World Cup, health, social responsibility, or video games. Make your world come alive with Alice Middle East!
Register before February 4, 2020!
Pi Day Mathematics Competition
Can I challenge myself in math?
The Pi Day Mathematics Competition brings together students for a challenge in thinking. In the preliminary round, students work in teams. The top four teams advance to the finals, where they are given 16 rounds of questions, and only 90 seconds to answer each.
Applications are now closed.