· Anas Eshtaya of Palestine received1st place for his Movement and Gas Detection Device project in the field of electrical and communication systems engineering
· Biggest number of winners comes from Saudi Arabia with 7 awards
· Six students walk away with scholarships grants for undergraduate studies at University of Sharjah, UAE

Sharjah, UAE, December 4th, 2011: Competing for $40,000 and six scholarships* to the University of Sharjah, 120 of the Arab World’s most promising student innovators and scientists concluded their participation in the 2nd Annual Intel Science Competition – Arab World (ISC-AW), at a glittering award ceremony last night held under the patronage of H.H. Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and attended by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salim bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Minister of Education, Ali Maihed Al Suwaidi, Acting Director General at the Ministry of Education, H.E Khawla Al Moualla, assistant undersecretary for the Department of Education, the Ministry of Education Prof. Sami Mahmoud, Chancellor of University of Sharjah.

Anas Eshtaya, from Palestine clinched the highly coveted 1st prize, for his Movement and Gas detection project followed by Sara Al Nasser and Hayfa Al Bassam for 2nd and 3rd places for their projects in the field of ‘Medicine and Health Sciences’ and, ‘Behavioral and Social Sciences’.

H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Minister of Education, stated, “We owe thanks and gratitude to H.H. Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, for his support and belief in this significant educational event. His vision and direction to host this world-class event in the University of Sharjah embodies the countries’ vision in creating cultured and educated citizens over the past 40 years.”

Other winners on the night included Hasan Bani Salameh from Jordan for his project in Chemistry, Mohammad Othman from Palestine for his project in Energy and Transportation, Radwan El Othman from Lebanon for his project Intelligent and Safety systems engineering.

Dr. Martina Roth, Director of Intel’s Global Education Strategy, Research and Policy said “The dedication and enthusiasm shown by students from this region is truly inspirational. In total, 81 unique science projects were showcased, each highlighting the potential of young, future Arab innovators. Throughout the course of the event we have seen just how talented youths are in the Arab World, especially in the field of science and technology. We have no doubt that these highly intelligent and imaginative individuals will go on to successfully compete at a global level in this field.”

Samir Al-Schamma, Regional General Manager for Intel, Middle East & North Africa, added, “At Intel we firmly believe that young people are the key to solving global challenges. A solid math and science foundation coupled with skills such as critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving are crucial for their success and the success of their countries. As our youth take their place amongst the global workforce of tomorrow, we anticipate more and more innovations and patents to spring from the Arab World. I would like to congratulate all the students who have participated in the competition, all of the efforts were truly impressive and they should all be proud of their achievements.”

Al Schamma continued, “The first ISC-AW in 2010 impressed all who attend. This year the students have surpassed our expectations. At Intel Corporation we believe in science, innovation and entrepreneurship as building blocks for our youths to build a better future. By supporting, and motivating students to pursue a career in this field, we believe we are helping to drive innovation which will help the create future employment opportunities.”

The ISC-AW 2011 was sponsored and attended by delegates from the UAE Information & Communication Technology Fund, Sharjah Research Academy, International Forum Engineering Education, Centro Sharjah and Emirates Transport. Intel Corporation would like to thank all sponsors for their faith in the potential that Arab students hold.

The following lists the Best of Category winners, from which the top three were chosen:

1. Hayfa Al Bassam from Saudi Arabia
2. Ghufran Essam Masoud fromSaudi Arabia
3. Omar Rushdi Mohammad Sadaqa from Jordan

1. Hasan Omar Mohammad Bani Salameh from Jordan
2. Aya Magdy Mohamed Ahmed El-Saka from Egypt
3. Saba Mustafa Neamah from United Arab Emirates

1. (Moh’d Othman) Mohammad (H.I) Lafi from Palestine
2. Yomna Yasser Mohamed Abd El Aziz from Egypt
3. AbdelRahman Ahmed Mahmoud Kamal Korayem from Egypt

1. Anas J.I Eshtaya from Palestine
2. Mohamed Magdy Saad ElSayed Aly from Egypt
3. Mohamed Alaa Eldin Mohamed from Egypt

1. Radwan El Othman from Lebanon
2. Ghida Isam Ahmad Hamed from Jordan
3. Qusai Ziad Abdul Karim Suwan from Jordan

1. Chiheb Awled Ahmed Ben Ali from Tunisia
2. Jad Habib Aizarani from Lebanon
3. Abdulhalim, Eithar Mohammed Admin from Saudi Arabia

1. AlNasser, Sara Salah I from Saudi Arabia
2. Rana Mohamed Abdelrahman Mohamed Adam from Egypt
3. Hanin Nasser Mustafa El-Banna from Jordan

1. Mohamed Maamoon Mohamed Sehimat from Jordan
2. Nebras Djmel from Tunisia
3. Yazan Nassar from United Arab Emirates

Anas Eshtaya from Palestine scoops top award at 2nd Annual Intel Science Competition – Arab World

For more information on the competition, visit www.iscarab.org.

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