THE GOOD MARATHON
The seventh edition of the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2016 saw the participation of over 100 student teams in the heart of vibrant city of Manila, Philippines.
Student teams from all across Asia, the Middle East and Africa gathered in the Philippines for a unique four-day event to showcase, test and drive their self-built fuel-efficient vehicles on the city streets of Manila. A public event celebrating ideas and innovation, the best up-and-coming engineers, designers and inventors, and cutting-edge thinking about energy and mobility, Shell Eco-marathon was held for the third and final time in Manila, at a specially designed street circuit. Two student teams from Qatar University (QU) College of Engineering took part in this year's event. QU's teams were made up of students from the College's departments of mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering. They raced alongside students from universities, colleges and technical institutes from16 countries across the region. Abdulaziz Al Shiebah from the Qatar University Gernas team said, “Shell Eco-Marathon is a great opportunity to build teamwork and communication skills while tackling a real-life engineering problem. We are applying the engineering knowledge we have gained in class to help us address the global challenges we face around finding new solutions for the future of energy and mobility.”