THE GOOD MARATHON

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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.”

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