Intel science contest launched
Cairo, November 9, 2010
Intel Corporation and Science Age Society (SAS) today announced the launch of the first “Intel Science Competition - Arab World” that will take place in Egypt.
The event will host the brightest students from 10 Arab countries at Bibliotheca Alexandrina from December 7-9, 2010, under patronage of the Arab League.
More than 120 participants from 10 Arab countries are scheduled to participate in Intel Science Competition Arab World (ISC-AW). Contestants from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia und the UAE will showcase their distinguished science projects in various scientific and social specializations to compete for financial awards totaling $20,000 and scholarships from top Arab universities.
Shelly Esque, Intel vice president for legal and corporate affairs, director of corporate affairs group and president of the Intel Foundation, who will be visiting Egypt at the time of the Competition, said: “We believe that today’s youth are the key for solving global challenges, and it is critical that they have the opportunity to pursue scientific research to tackle local and global problems.”
Prof Essam Sharaf, chairman of Science Age Society, said: “There is a vital need in the Arab world to enhance education and enable new generations to actively take part in the global knowledge-based economy. Since putting focus on students’ innovative skills has become an essential need in our Arab region, the initiative by Intel and Science Age Society to provide the environment that supports the intellect of our creative children is an example to be followed; and we wish to see a repeat of such endeavors where we benefit from the long experience of global pioneering companies like Intel.”
Eng Hoda El-Mikaty, director of the Planetarium Science Center at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, explained that the birth of the Arab region competition in 2010 is the outcome of fruitful collaborations between Intel Egypt, the Library and Science Age Society that have organised national fairs together since 2007.
“We are proud to host the first regional fair as it marks the first step towards building an active Arab knowledge society capable of developing and advancing Science and Technology in the Arab region and worldwide. In line with the Library’s mission, we expect our young scientists and researchers to work in teams on all levels of community, national, regional and international, will enhance the universal language of science that is the cornerstone of peace and sustainable development.”
The competition aims encourage intermediate and secondary level students of the age group 14-18 to gain interest in scientific research and execute scientific and research projects based on the methodology and tenets of scientific research. – TradeArabia News Service