Following the Intel Provincial Science Fairs 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 Fair held today.
Widely attended by youth from all across Pakistan, the National Science Fair, 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 117 science projects submitted by young scientists from all across the nation who qualified for a place in the National Science Fair after rigorous competition at district and provincial levels.
Mr. Ghulam Farid Kathia, Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan, graced the occasion as the chief guest.
Projects displayed at the National Science Fair were assessed by a panel of renowned judges for further selection in the upcoming Intel ISEF 2010 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 Fair, 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 Fair 2010 will represent the nation in the upcoming Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2010 in San Jose, USA.