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.
Experience CMU-Q will take place January 16, 2021.
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.
The next session of SCPP will take place in 2021.
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 Virtual sessions are two hour workshops for students to learn about computing and the many careers for computer scientists.
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.
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.
The next session of BEP is November 7, 2020.
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!
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.