Pakistan Observer

Pak students participate in int’l science fair

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - Islamabad—Around ten students of different schools from across the country are representing Pakistan at International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2013, being held in Phoenix, Arizona, United States from May 12 to 17. These students were declared winners at a recently concluded National Science Fair, which is an annual event of high school research competition, organized by the Intel Pakistan and the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF).

Selected students included Fatima Moin Veera, Hania Hasan, Umme Salma Shabbir from Gadriwala Mama Parsi Girls Secondary School, Karachi and Qaiser Ali Shah, Ali Yezdan and Sajid Khan of Agha Khan Higher Secondary School, Gilgit. The winners of individual projects were Javaria Nisar from Government Girls Higher Secondary School Singhpura, Lahore, Haris Bin Ashraf from Defence Authority Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zaid College, Karachi, Isa Bin Qasim from PakcTurk International School and Colleges, Peshawar and Muhammad Ahsan Nawaz of Government Model High School, Mailsi, Vehari.

An organizer talking to APP said the Fair showcased more than 80 science projects submitted by young scientists that qualified after rigorous competition at district and provincial levels. He said that the Pakistani students had great potential and talent and it was a good sign that they were preparing attractive projects. Under a memorandum of understanding, the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and the Intel Pakistan have joined hands to promote science activities in the country to infuse a stronger spirit of discovery in school children and to increase their interest in science and technology.—APP

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