Young Scientists Compete for Opportunity to Represent Pakistan at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2015 held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania next year
·192 Young scientists from across Punjab submitted 151 research-based projects in the categories of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Mathematics and Physics.
·Winners of the Punjab Provincial Science Fair eligible to compete at the National Science Fair, where students from all over Pakistan will participate.
·Students selected from Pakistan will be eligible to participate in the 2015 Intel ISEF, which is held in the US.
PAKISTAN, Islamabad, 13 November 2014– Intel Pakistan today concluded the second of two Punjab Science Fairs in the run-up to the Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel® ISEF), one of the world’s largest pre-college science competitions, to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniain May 2015. During the Punjab Science Fairs, students from across the province presented research-based projects in the categories of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Mathematics and Physics. Morethan 190students and 57 teachers from Punjab registered in the fair with a total of 151 projects registered. Present at the occasion as Guests of Honor were Dr. Noor Mohammad Butt, Chairman, Preston Institute of Nano Science and Technology (PINSAT), Prof. Emeritus, Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, President, ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF), Mr. Muhammad Ijaz, Joint Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr. Amjad Hussain, Joint Scientific Advisor, International Liaison, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and Dr. H.U. Khan, Chief Scientific Officer, Pakistan Science Foundation
Winners of the Punjab Science Fair will be eligible to compete at the National Science Fair, which will take place in Islamabad early next year. Projects will be assessed by a panel of renowned judges, with winners eligible to compete at the 2015 Intel® ISEF which will be held from May 10thto May 15thin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“Intel has sponsored the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) for almost 2 decades now, and each year we witness tremendous talent flowing from all over the world. ISEF is a great platform for youth both academically and socially, as they interact with each other during mixers and ceremonies which helps them gain confidence and valuable experience,” said Naveed Siraj, Country Manager, Intel Pakistan. “The competition starts off at the very basic level geographically and then grows to a provincial level, after which finalists from all four provinces prove their metal on a National level and go on to represent Pakistan amongst 70 other countries internationally. I hope that the students gain more this year in terms of personal growth through healthy, constructive competition and make our country proud.”
About Intel ISEF
The Intel®International Science and Engineering Fair®(Intel ISEF), the worlds largest international pre-college science competition, annually provides a forum for more than 1,600 high school students from about 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research.
The Intel ISEF is the premiere science competition in the world exclusively for students in grades 9-12. Today, millions of students worldwide compete each yearin local and school-sponsored science fairs; the winners of these events go on to participate in Intel ISEF-affiliated regional and state fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend the Intel ISEF. The Intel ISEF unites these top young scientific minds, showcasing their talent on an international stage, enabling them to submit their work to judging by doctoral level scientists-and providing the opportunity to compete forover $4 million in prizes and scholarships. Awards include: The Gordon E. Moore Award, The Intel Foundation Young Scientists Award, Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award, Intel ISEF Best of Category Awards and Intel ISEF Grand Awards.
SSP partners with Intel-along with dozens of other corporate, academic, government and science-focused sponsors-who will provide the support and awards for the Intel ISEF 2013 to be held in Los Angeles, California.For more information, visitwww.intel.com/education/pk
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