Intel announces Science Fair winners

Intel National Science_optSTAFF REPORT IBD: The Intel Pakistan has recently held its national science competition where it announced winners of the Intel National Science Fair who will represent Pakistan at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2013, to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, from May 12 to 17.

According to details, Fatima Moin Veera, Hania Hasan, Umme Salma Shabbir Gadriwala – Mama Parsi Girls Secondary School, Karachi, Qaiser Ali Shah, Ali Yezdan, Sajid Khan – Agha Khan Higher Secondary School, Gilgit, have been declared winners of the Group Projects. While the individual projects winners included Javaria Nisar – Government Girls Higher Secondary School Singhpura, Lahore, Haris Bin Ashraf – Defense Authority Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zaid College, Karachi, Isa Bin Qasim – PakTurk International School and Colleges, Peshawar, and Ahsan Nawaz – Government Model High School, Mailsi, Vehari.

Widely attended by youth from all across Pakistan, the National Science Fair showcased more than 80 science projects submitted by young scientists from all across the nation that qualified for a place in the National Science Fair after rigorous competition at district and provincial levels.

“The huge numbers of students that qualified for the National Science Fair and the winners are a proof that Pakistan is home to an incredible amount of potential and talent,” said Naveed Siraj, Country Manager, Intel Pakistan, in his remarks on the occasion. He said that it is over-whelming to see Pakistani students receive international recognition through this platform.

The National Science Fair, organized every year by the Intel Pakistan in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, is part of the Intels efforts to contribute to science education reform in Pakistan.

“I have seen great potential and talent in these young individuals. Our task now is to offer this same opportunity to more students, indeed to all students,” he maintained.

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