Intel Pakistan marked the end of its national science competition by announcing the winners of the Intel National Science Fair, who will go on to represent Pakistan at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2012, to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The grand winners of the Intel National Science Fair are; Shiza Ghulab, Mahnoor Hassan and Bushra Shahed from Institute of Computer and Management Sciences, Peshawar. The individual winners are; Musa Rahim Khan from Agha Khan Higher Secondary School, Chitral and Syed Shahzeb Hussain from Army Public School and College, Command and Staff College, Quetta.
Widely attended by youth from all across Pakistan, the National Science Fair showcased more than 85 science projects submitted by young scientists from all across the nation who qualified for a place in the National Science Fair after rigorous competition at district and provincial levels including the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which participated for the first time in 2011.
“Intel recognizes that curiosity, critical thinking and a strong foundation in math and science are necessary for tomorrow’s workforce to compete for the high-tech jobs of the future. The National Science Fair encourages high school students to embrace and explore their interests in these subjects, and pursue paths that may lead to solving the world’s most pressing issues,” said Naveed Siraj, country manager at Intel Pakistan. “With their commitment and achievement in the various science subjects, these finalists have singularized themselves as Pakistan’s top young researchers. Together with Intel we congratulate these exceptional students and commend the mentors, teachers, schools, and parents that have contributed to their success.”
The National Science Fair, organized every year by Intel Pakistan in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, is part of Intel’s efforts to contribute to science education reform in Pakistan. Projects displayed at the National Science Fair were assessed by a panel of renowned judges.
Intel ISEF, the world’s largest pre-college science competition, enables more than 1,500 young scientists from all across the globe to gather on a single platform to exchange ideas and knowledge, showcase cutting-edge science, and compete for over US$ 4 million* in awards and scholarships.