Science Museum and School: A Cooperation to Improve Teaching, Learning, and Discovery

20 Jan 2016

SMEC "Science Museum and School: a cooperation for teaching, learning and discovery" will run its 12th edition in 2016 from 2 to 8 October 2016. The course aims to strengthen the relationship between museum educators and teachers in order to use more museums as recourses for science education. SMEC takes place every year and has so far trained more than 250 professionals from 29 countries. After 10 years at the Deutsches Museum in Munich Germany, from 2015 onwards it takes place at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci in Milano Italy.

The Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee’s ‘LEMA?’ School Outreach Programme Inspires Over 32,000 Students in 2015

28 Dec 2015

Abu Dhabi, 28 December 2015: The Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) announced today that its ‘lema?’ Programme has surpassed all expectations in 2015. The programme, which is sponsored by Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) and is conducted in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), has reached 32,370 students by running 882 workshops with over 120 schools visits.

Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee Partners with FLAT6LABS Accelerator to Add to Innovation Ecosystem

20 Dec 2015

Abu Dhabi, 20 December: The Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) is continuing on the path to build a comprehensive innovation ecosystem in Abu Dhabi by adding another company to its growing roster of distinctive partners: Flat6Labs. The two entities signed an agreement during the opening week of TDC’s INNOVATOR Space outlining their intent to cooperate through their existing platforms to nurture and accelerate innovation in the UAE.

Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee and Intel Corporation Sign an Agreement to Raise Awareness and Local Capabilities around the Internet of Things (IOT)

15 Dec 2015

Abu Dhabi, 15 December 2015: Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) and Intel Corporation announced the signing of an official agreement enabling both entities to share best practices and connect their respective state-of-the-art facilities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The agreement, unveiled at the recent opening of TDC’s INNOVATOR Space, will allow members of the INNOVATOR Space who are developing advanced projects in the Internet of Things (IoT) domain to access Intel’s Internet of Things (IoT) Ignition Lab in Silicon Oasis, Dubai, and to receive support from expert staff over there.

The Abu Dhabi Science Festival Celebrates Five Years of Success

14 Dec 2015

Abu Dhabi, 14 December 2015 – Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and organized by ADEC and the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC), the fifth annual Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) has drawn to a conclusion for another year. Continuing the success of previous editions of the festival, ADSF proved popular with young and old visitors alike as they learned about the exciting world of science through a dynamic programme of shows, workshops and experiments.

Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee Inaugurates Region’s First Open-Access Makers Space to Encourage the UAE’s Creative Talent of Inventors, Entrepreneurs and Artists

22 Nov 2015

22 November, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) officially opened the INNOVATOR Space on November 22, 2015. The Space opened Innovation Week activities in the country’s capital, and was attended by H.E. Major General Mohammed Khalfan Matar Al Rumaithi, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police and a member of the Executive Council, and H.E. Dr. Mugheer khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of Health Authority and a member of the Executive Council.

Outstanding Science Communicators Awarded by Organizers of ADSF

21 Nov 2015

Abu Dhabi, 21 November 2015 – As the 2015 Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) draws to a close, the organizers of the festival, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC), have held a special award ceremony today to recognize the remarkable work of the Science Communicators who were part of this year’s event. Over 700 Science Communicators were selected from Higher Education Institutions around the UAE to deliver fascinating exhibits, workshops and shows to visitors of ADSF; with those demonstrating outstanding performance throughout the festival awarded at the ceremony.

Abu Dhabi Science Festival Highlights 20 November 2015

20 Nov 2015

See science professors in action at ADSF 2015 as they conduct captivating science shows! Dr Andreas Korn-Mueller, AKA Magic Andy likes chemistry and nonsense and will conduct exciting science experiments using simple household chemicals in Magic Andy’s Crazy Chemistry Lab. Join Professor Sanzoun for the fast-paced and fun Super Science Show which is packed full of hands on experiments and presentations that bring science to life. In Use The Force, Dr Graham explores the science of energy, motion and pressure in a dramatic show using hovercrafts, teddy bear cannons, rockets and more.

Abu Dhabi Science Festival Highlights 19 November 2015

19 Nov 2015

Learn about physics and chemistry through mesmerising science shows at the Abu Dhabi Science Festival. In Tom Noddy’s Bubble Magic, join Tom Noddy AKA ‘the Bubble Guy’ as he shares the wonders of bubbles through a series of amazing bubble shapes and structures. The Kids Who Fell to Earth in Al Ain is an out of this world epic featuring a brother and sister from planet Jaahrgon – as they discover the science that holds the key to saving their threatened civilisation. The Best of Mr Y investigates chemistry and chemical reactions, while the properties of matter are discovered via visually extravagant experiments from The Children’s Museum - Jordan.

Abu Dhabi Science Festival Highlights 18 November 2015

18 Nov 2015

Explore the science behind top UAE entertainment attractions Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld at ADSF 2015. In Coaster Lab, learn the basic physics behind rollercoasters; exploring G-Force and aerodynamics, and understand the possibilities and limitations regarding energy conservation. Filtration Systems will teach participants about the importance of science and technology in maintaining clean water while reducing consumption. This workshop will also help students better understand the use of electrolysis in water chemical treatment.