Saudi team participates in US engineering and scientific fair


Riyadh – A Saudi team of 35 students is participating in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair which is being held in Dallas, United States, from May 12–19.

The Saudi Ministry of Education and the King Abdullah and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) are sponsoring the team’s participation.

The fair has over 1,800 students from 70 different nations competing for $9 million in awards, prizes, and scholarships.

Since 2007, the Kingdom has participated in the ISEF exhibition each year as a part of a yearly programme run by Mawhiba in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.

Yazan Alflayyeh, Abdullah Al-Ghaziwi, and Fatima Alghanim are some of the Saudi participants. Yazan Alflayyeh spent a year creating a laboratory version of the fragrance dehn oud, and Abdullah Al-Ghaziwi developed a programme to detect cancerous cells in human blood. Fatima Alghanim’s project focuses on preventing integrated circuit piracy.

Winners at the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity “Ibdaa 2023,” a programme Mawhiba conducts every year for gifted youngsters, were used to choose team members. Over 146,000 students signed up for the course.

Last year, Saudi students won 106 accolades at ISEF, including 69 grand prizes and 37 special prizes.

With the assistance of Saudi and foreign experts, including professors, experts, and arbitrators in several fields, the Saudi squad this year undertook extensive training.

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