$160,000 of prizes and scholarships to be awarded to 110 students in the 4th annual Intel Science Competition-Arab World 2013
$160,000 of prizes and scholarships to be awarded to 110 students in a bid to boost scientific research excellence in MENA
Intel Corporation’s fourth annual Intel Science Competition-Arab World 2013 kicked off yesterday in Amman, Jordan. The 4 day competition aims to encourage high school Arab youth aged 15-18 to show their interest, awareness and creativity for executing scientific and research projects.
Part of Intel Innovation Initiative to enable the knowledge economy in MENA , the Intel Science Competition – Arab World is designed to inspire the next generation of young scientists and entrepreneurs aged 15-18, the competition challenges Arab youth to showcase their interest, insight and talent in executing scientific projects based on the methodology and tenets of scientific research.
In partnership with UNESCO and Jordanian Ministry of Education, peers and educators from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and United Arab Emirates, will attend the annual competition. A total of 110 students will compete for $160,000 worth of prize money and valuable prizes.
Shelly Esque Vice President, Corporate Affairs Group, Intel Corporation said, “Innovation is the key to inspire tomorrow’s Educators and improve education worldwide. We congratulate this year’s winners and all participants for exploring their passion for science and math while developing solutions for global challenges. Intel created ISC-AW competition because we believe that science and math are the foundation of innovation, which is imperative to support sustained economic growth in the Arab region. It’s a part of Intel’s commitment in helping to transform education and expanding local research initiatives to increase local talent and enable countries to compete in the global economy.”
This year, the Intel Science Competition- Arab World 2013 will see a total of Eighty Two projects presented over the course of the event across seven categories, including Behavioral & Social Sciences, Biochemistry and Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, Physics & Astronomy, Energy and Transportation, Environmental Sciences & Management, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
““The Intel Science Competition has become the premier platform for today’s up and coming youth to showcase their latest innovations in the fields of science and technology. Intel does not only offer prizes and scholarships, we also offer a learning experience that lasts a lifetime.” said Taha Khalifa, Regional General Manager for Intel Corporation in the Middle East and North Africa.
“Intel Science Competition is just one part of Intel’s on-going efforts to support global entrepreneurship, innovation and education. Over the past decade alone, Intel and the Intel Foundation have invested more than $1 billion and Intel employees have donated close to 3 million volunteer hours toward improving education in more than 60 countries.”