The Tomorrow's Scientists program will be held in six cities: Dhahran, Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina, Buraidah and Abha. It aims to introduce students to the University disciplines, systems, facilities and to acquaint students with the methods used to prepare students for university study.
The program for the visit includes a meeting with a KFUPM graduate who will speak about his experience of studying at the University and the impact it has had on his career. Another meeting is with the Dean of Admissions, Dr. Saad al-Shahrani, who will speak on the University's keenness to achieve quality and acceptance procedures . The third meeting is with the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Ahmed Saleh Alojairi, who will speak about the University colleges, programs and efforts in preparing students to achieve quality in all educational components. A fourth speech is from one of the students who was hosted by the University last year. There will also be a tour of the academic departments to learn about their capabilities and efforts in preparing and helping students, and a visit to the Research Institute to introduce its applied research and centers.
Dr. Saad Al-Shahrani, Dean of Admissions said the Tomorrow's Scientists program is one of the innovative ways in which KFUPM can raise awareness in the local community of the knowledge, skills and values the University can offer
KFUPM is seeking, through the acquired experience that students develop in all scientific programs, skills and technology, to achieve greater quality of its outputs , The largest companies in the private and industrial sectors all look to attract KFUPM’s outstanding students in their early years at the University through the offer of scholarship programs.
The idea of the program comes from the importance of the integration between public and academic education and reflects the university's keenness to attract the best public education outcomes , stressing that the program has contributed a lot in improving the university input.
Dr. Al Shahrani said "In previous years, the university has had great success. The program has helped to attract the best students and strengthened the position and the image of the University and the students' desire to enroll in it".
Students are selected based on their scores on the General Aptitude Test (87 and more), considering it an objective standard measuring their excellence and distinction in cognitive science.
It is worth mentioning that more than 6000 students have participated in the program and it has had a positive impact on students' awareness of undergraduate study at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.