May 20, 2018
JEDDAH: Eighteen Saudi students represented the Kingdom at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in US city of Pittsburgh from May 8-13.
Intel ISEF, the world’s largest pre-college science competition, allows students to compete and showcase their independent research work to a panel of experts.
This year, about 1,800 finalists from more than 75 countries competed to win awards and prizes totaling more than $3 million for innovative research.
The Saudi students delivered projects in fields such as engineering, animal sciences, social science, biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, medicine and health, mathematical science, physics, astronomy and plant science.
Winners of this year’s fair were: Faisal bin Adel Al-Dousari, who won second place for his botany project; and Hisham Mohammed Al-Mutairi, who won third place for his project involving artificial intelligence.
Al-Mutairi also received a special prize offered by King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba).
Saud bin Saeed Al-Mathami, Mawhiba secretary general, expressed his thanks to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for supporting gifted and creative students.
He also congratulated the students, their parents, and the schools and teachers.
“This is the result of good cooperation between Mawhiba and the Ministry of Education, which plays a significant role in developing capabilities of talented Saudi children,” he said.