Shaukat Khanum National Science and Engineering Fair 2020 were ended in Lahore.
More than 214 participants from 38 different institutions of all across Pakistan were participated in Shaukat Khanum National Science and Engineering Fair 2019 (SKNSEF-19).
80 science projects in the categories of Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Translational Medical Science, Plant Sciences, Engineering Mechanics & Energy, Systems Software, Embedded Systems, and Sustainable Materials & Designs were exhibit in the SKNSEF-19.
The grand winners who will represent Pakistan have been selected from these categories to participate at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to be held in USA, from May 10 to 15, 2020 at Anaheim, California. This fair is the only event in Pakistan that is associated to the Regeneron ISEF.
The program involves over 10,000 students annually in Pakistan. Competitions are initially held at the provincial levels where students are shortlisted to participate in the Regeneron ISEF affiliated SKNSEF. Every year 3 to 5 projects (5 to 8 students) are selected to participate at the international fair.
The initiative was launched in Pakistan since 2004 with the aim of promoting students’ interest in science and research. In the past few years projects designed by Pakistani students have won many positions at international competitions. Since 2006, there have been 14 positions won by Pakistani students at Regeneron ISEF.
The SKNSEF-19 is being organized as part of the activities of Shaukat Khanum Tigers’ Club. It aims to provide young scientists of Pakistan an opportunity to showcase their innovative thoughts and ideas nationally, as well as internationally.
The winners of SKNSEF represent Pakistan’s talent at a global stage by competing at the world’s largest pre-college international science fair, namely, the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), USA. The SKNSEF is the only fair in Pakistan affiliated with the ISEF, USA.