Intel International Hosts Provincial Science and Engineering Fair in Punjab

Intel International Hosts Provincial Science and Engineering Fair in Punjab

Islamabad, Intel Pakistan Thursday held the closing ceremony of Islamabad Science Fair in the run-up to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), one of the world’s largest pre-college science competitions.

During the Islamabad Science Fair, students from across Islamabad & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa presented research-based projects in the categories of biology, chemistry, computer sciences, mathematics and physics. More than 200 students from all over the province participated in the fair. Present at the occasion was Shaigan Shareef Malik, Additional Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, as the chief guest. Winners of the Islamabad Science Fair will proceed to compete at the National Science Fair, which will take place in January 2011. Projects will be assessed by a panel of renowned judges, with winners progressing to Intel ISEF. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest science fair and the only global science competition for students in grades 9-12.

In 2011, more than 1,500 young scientists from all across the world will gather to exchange ideas and knowledge, showcase cutting-edge science and compete for more than US$4 million in awards and scholarships. The event will be held from May 8-13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Intel has been holding the Science Fairs for the past six years in Pakistan. We are aiming to furnish more opportunities to young people in schools to learn about technology and problem-solving skills, and hope to secure the next generation of innovators, thought leaders and role models, explained Naveed Siraj, Country Manager, Intel Pakistan. It is promising to note such overwhelming interest from students in the areas of Science and Engineering. We are appreciative of the governmentIs support towards this initiative, which is aimed at encouraging research-based learning in schools all across Pakistan.

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