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  • Eric Stackpole
    Robotics Engineer inspires Innovation, Collaboration, and STEM Education (March 1-5, 2015)

    NASA-trained, robotics entrepreneur Eric Stackpole, CEO and co-founder of OpenROV, is a mechanical engineer interested in both ocean and space technology. Eric was in Doha recently travelling the country talking to school students, academics, university students, robotics enthusiasts and scientists about how to “Follow your Passion: Lead the Future” by doing live demonstrations of his innovation; an underwater exploring Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).   More>> »

  • Book Fair
    Public Affairs Section at the Doha International Book Fair (January 7, 2015)

    PAS Doha is participating in the 25th Annual Doha International Book Fair. The Fair was opened by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, H.E. Ahmed Al Mahmoud and the Minister of Culture, Arts, and Heritage H.E. Abdulaziz Al Kuwari at the Qatar National Convention Center, on January 7, 2015. The event will continue until January 17, 2015. Ambassador Smith presented both Qatari officials with a series of American publications. The Embassy booth features Arabic translations of American authors, English Language teaching material, and student advising material, including test preparation books.  More>>> »

  • Dr. Richard Flarend
    “Spectacular Science” Workshop Series Highlights STEM Education (November 23 - 27, 2014)

    The U.S. Embassy hosted a team of three American experts in the field of Science Education. They conducted a weeklong workshop entitled, “Spectacular Science” from November 23-27, 2014. The experts were International Educational Consultant ,Dr. Barbara Hong, Professor of Physics at Penn State, and Alice Flarend; a Physics school teacher with over 15 years of experience. The teachers conducted demonstrations, using everyday materials, to explain the principles of science. The audience were also able to conduct experiments of their own with various materials at forty different workstations.   MORE >> »

  • Workshop in progress
    Embassy partners with Supreme Education Council to hold second Creative Writing Workshop for Teachers (November 4, 2014)

    On Tuesday, November 4, the U.S. Embassy Doha, in partnership with the Supreme Education Council, held a professional development workshop for 79 preparatory and secondary school English teachers on “Teaching Creative Writing”. The event was held at Katara and was part of an ongoing partnership between U.S. Embassy Doha and the Supreme Education Council on enhancing English language learning in Qatar’s independent schools.  More>> »

  • Sadia Mir, Assistant Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University Doha
    Embassy Partners with Supreme Education Council for Creative Writing Workshop for Teachers (October 28, 2014)

    On Tuesday, October 28, the U.S. Embassy Doha, in partnership with the Supreme Education Council, held a professional development workshop for 50 primary school English teachers on “Teaching Creative Writing”. The event was held at the Al Wafaa Model School for Boys and was part of an ongoing partnership between U.S. Embassy Doha and the Supreme Education Council on enhancing English language learning in Qatar’s independent schools.  

  • KSC speaker
    KSC speaker amazes children and adults alike with his space stories (October 23, 2014)

    The year 2014 marked the completion of ten years of the NASA rovers exploring the planet Mars and sending back valuable information and pictures for the benefit of the Science community on earth. Initially planned as a ninety days mission in 2004 the rovers are still going on to much delight of its progenitors. In order to celebrate this aspect of space exploration, PAS Doha decided to bring George F Gabrielle, Program Engineer, Kennedy Space Center, Florida to do an Exhibition-cum-speaking tour of Qatar.  

  • Cultural Attaché Participates in Al Wakra Book Day
    Cultural Attaché Participates in Al Wakra Book Day (October 16, 2014)

    Embassy Cultural Attaché joined Al Wakra Independent Secondary School for Boys on October 16th to open the Book Day Fair and lead a discussion on reading and books. 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

  • We have recently been made aware of fake social media accounts claiming to be Ambassador Dana Shell Smith.  These accounts purporting to be Ambassador Smith were used in attempts to scam people out of money and are fake.  If you are contacted by someone claiming to be the Ambassador and who asks for money, please do not respond and never promise money or favors to someone who contacts you in this manner. The only official, verified social media accounts belonging to the Ambassador and the U.S. Embassy in Doha are listed on our website.  Any official correspondence from the U.S. Embassy or an Embassy official will be from a properly formatted U.S. Department of State email address ending in @state.gov.  The Embassy is working with Qatari authorities to investigate this matter. If you have been approached by these impostors, or have other useful information on the case, please contact  DohaSecurity@state.gov and also report the incident to www.ic3.gov.

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