Saudi Arabia wins 6 awards at ISEF 2022 exhibition in the United States

Saudi Arabia, represented by the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity “Mawhiba” and the Ministry of Education, won, for the 16th year in a row, 6 special awards during its participation in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair “ISEF 2022”, which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, during the period from 7 to May 13th.

The special prizes were won by: Abdullah Al-Ghamdi from the Eastern Education Department, who achieved two prizes in the field of energy, the student Dana Al-Eithan from the Al-Ahsa Education Department in the field of chemistry, the student Tahani Adel from the Eastern Education Department in the field of materials science, and the student Maria Al-Ghamdi from the Riyadh Education Department In the field of chemistry, the student Youssef Khoja from the Department of Education in Jeddah in the field of embedded systems.

After that, the Mawhiba Foundation announced, during the ceremony of announcing the results of the special awards, the names of 19 male and female students from different countries of the world, who won its special prizes in the field of energy at the Regeneron Science and Engineering Fair “ISEF 2022”, as usual every year, and presented major prizes for the winning projects and a number of special prizes. And grants in the Mawhiba Global Enrichment Program, and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

Six male and female students, 3 Saudis and 3 Americans, won grants to participate in the Mawhiba Global Enrichment Program, in addition to a cash prize. They are: Dana Al-Eithan from Saudi Arabia in the field of chemistry, Claire Hang from the United States in the field of energy, Abdullah Al-Ghamdi from Saudi Arabia in the field of energy, and Hargisal Barar from the United States in the field of biomedical engineering, Tahani Ahmed from Saudi Arabia in the field of materials science, and Michael Park from the United States in the fields of physics and astronomy.

Thirteen male and female students from the United States, India, China and Canada won scholarship awards for undergraduate studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. From the United States: Rishi Hazra, Stephen Liu in Chemistry, Aaron Philip, and Leonid Swiatsky from the United States. , Mihai Krisan and Peter Radke in embedded systems, Naim Mahgory, Otto Bell in energy, Ayush Nyak and Harish Krishan Kumar in physics and astronomy, India’s Taksh Patel in materials science, China’s Dagon Yuan and Canada’s Anthony Sternino in The field of robotics and smart devices.

The Secretary-General of King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba), Dr. Saud Al-Mathami, stressed that the victory is added to the series of successive achievements of the talented sons and daughters of the country, and reflects the concerted efforts and the complementary relationship between “Mawhiba” and the Ministry of Education and their strategic partners, to achieve the goals and initiatives of Saudi Vision 2030. He praised the results and fruits of this partnership, the achievement of many achievements at the international level, and the representation of Saudi Arabia befitting its position, which contributes to building the nation’s future and enhancing its human wealth, noting that Mawhiba’s sponsorship of the energy field at ISEF 2022 stems from Vision 2030 and its realization For the important Saudi role as a primary source of energy in the world, and its quest for continued sustainable development by preserving energy sources, as well as encouraging innovators and talented students around the world to develop projects and innovations in the field of renewable and sustainable energy, and to develop knowledge, skills and experiences, to develop projects that allow preserving these resources for future generations. .

On the sidelines of the ISEF 2022 exhibition, Mawhiba held a symposium entitled “The Journey of Talented Students in Science Education (STEM) Leading Collective Intelligence to Advance the Global Society,” presented by Professor Micho Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics at New York College, who emphasized that countries that invest In the minds of young people and directing them to innovation and invention, they have an economy that is growing strongly, unlike countries that do not do this, stressing that communication skills are an essential thing for communicating ideas and making an impact for any innovator and creator.

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