Saudi students triumph at US science fair

Some of the winners at the ISEF Science Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US. (Facebook photo)
Updated 20 May 2018
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Saudi students triumph at US science fair

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.
 


Formula E brings racing-themed roadshow to Jeddah

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Formula E brings racing-themed roadshow to Jeddah

  • The Road to Ad Diriyah will give Jeddah a taste of the historical three-day festival of racing, live music, culture and entertainment that is set to take place in Ad Diriyah
  • More than 6,000 motorsport fans stormed to Khobar last week for the road show

DUBAI: After a successful run in Khobar last week, Road to Ad Diriyah, a racing-themed entertainment event, is set to visit Jeddah as the country gears up for all-electric street car-racing activities in December.

More than 6,000 motorsport fans stormed to Khobar last week for the road show, which featured racing-themed activities heralding the upcoming 2018 Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix on Dec. 13 to 15, a first-of-its-kind sporting event in the Middle East.

The Jeddah edition opens on Nov. 22, with most of the activities from the previous one, as well as an e-sports competition whose winner will take home SAR 1,000,000.

The ABB FIA Formula E Road to Ad Diriyah e-sports championship allows fans to command a SAR 250,000 professional racing simulator. The 16 best participants will then be invited to Ad Diriyah in December for the grand finals.

The Road to Ad Diriyah will give Jeddah a taste of what the historical three-day festival of racing, live music, culture and entertainment that is set to take place in Ad Diriyah will be like.

Bavaria Zaman, who visited the Khobar show with husband Rashid Khan and kids Nawal, Daiin and Nashin, said: "I think it's fantastic. The kids are running around and having fun."

The upcoming E-Prix is the first in a 10-year partnership between ABB FIA Formula E and the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia (GSA) and the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF).