The talented four young Pakistani students secured places at the world’s largest pre-college science fair, ‘Intel International Science and Engineering Fair’ (Intel ISEF) held in the United States.
Pakistan was represented by six brilliant students at the Intel ISEF 2019, three from Pak-Turk Maarif International Schools.
Sadaf Naushad, from the Pak-Turk Maarif School, presented her science projects at the fair and won a special prize in the field of energy and also got a scholarship at Arizona state University with a cash prize.
Sadaf’s award-winning project was a dual-purpose highway turbine. A vertical axis wind turbine project serves two purposes by utilizing the wind produced by a vehicle’s movement along the highway as well as the natural wind.
Speeding vehicles on highways can provide enough wind to power the turbines 24 hours without stopping. The energy generated can be used for lighting along highways attached to the turbine and also extract water from underground for irrigation.
Sadaf explained that the “The aim of the project is to reduce electricity consumption and generate electricity as a renewable resource to promote greenery near Pakistan’s highways.”
Ahmed Zafar and Usaid Ahmed from Karachi and Mian Affan Anwar from Rawalpindi also won prizes and scholarships in the Intel ISEF competition.