Intel National Science Olympiad Held

intel_pakistanFollowing the Intel Provincial Science Olympiads held recently across Sindh, ICT, Punjab and Baluchistan where young scientists presented innovative research-based projects in the categories of biology, chemistry, computer sciences, mathematics and physics, Intel Pakistan Corporation marked the end of its nation-wide science competitions with the Intel National Science Olympiad held today.

Widely attended by youth from all across Pakistan, the National Science Olympiad, which is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), one of the world’s largest pre-college science competitions, showcased nearly 135 science projects submitted by young scientists from all across the nation who qualified for a place in the National Science Olympiad after rigorous competition at district and provincial levels. Mr. Shahid Ahmed, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan, graced the occasion as the chief guest.

Projects displayed at the National Science Olympiad were assessed by a panel of renowned judges for further selection in the upcoming Intel ISEF 2009 to be held in Reno, Nevada, USA. Intel ISEF, the world’s largest pre-college science competition, enables more than 1,500 young scientists from all across the globe to gather on a single platform to exchange ideas and knowledge, showcase cutting-edge science and compete for over US$ 4 million in awards and scholarships.

The National Science Olympiad, organized every year by Intel Pakistan Corporation in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan, is part of Intel’s efforts to contribute to science education reform in Pakistan. Winners of the National Science Olympiad 2009 will represent the nation in the upcoming Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2009 in Reno, Nevada, USA.

Winner: Individual
Name: Mr. Salahuddin
School: Pak Turk International Schools and colleges, Peshawar
Project Title: Ocean is Preciuos – Separating Petroleum from the Oceans by using Coconut Substratum

Winner: Individual
Name: Malik Usama
School: Pak Turk International Schools and college, Khairpur.
Project Title: Effect of Mixed Culture of Typha Domingenasis & Phragmites Karka on the Efficiency of Sub Surface Flow Constructed Wetland (SFCW) for Sewage Treatment

Group Winner
Name: Muhammad Naeem Khan, Zaki Hussain, Muhammad Qasim
School: Sir Syed Science College, Tipu Road, Rawalpindi.
Project: Hovercraft

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