Intel Pakistan today concluded the second of two Punjab Science Fairs in the run-up to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, one of the world’s largest pre-college science competitions, to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniain May 2015. During the Punjab Science Fairs, students from across the province presented research-based projects in the categories of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Mathematics and Physics.
More than 190 students and 57 teachers from Punjab registered in the fair with a total of 151 projects registered. Present at the occasion as Guests of Honor were Dr. Noor Mohammad Butt, Chairman, Preston Institute of Nano Science & Technology (PINSAT), Prof. Emeritus, Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, President, ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF), Mr. Muhammad Ijaz, Joint Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr. Amjad Hussain, Joint Scientific Advisor, International Liaison, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and Dr. H.U. Khan, Chief Scientific Officer, Pakistan Science Foundation
Winners of the Punjab Science Fair will be eligible to compete at the National Science Fair, which will take place in Islamabad early next year. Projects will be assessed by a panel of renowned judges, with winners eligible to compete at the 2015 Intel ISEF which will be held from May 10thto May 15thin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“Intel has sponsored the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) for almost 2 decades now, and each year we witness tremendous talent flowing from all over the world. ISEF is a great platform for youth both academically and socially, as they interact with each other during mixers and ceremonies which helps them gain confidence and valuable experience,” said Naveed Siraj, Country Manager, Intel Pakistan. “The competition starts off at the very basic level geographically and then grows to a provincial level, after which finalists from all four provinces prove their metal on a National level and go on to represent Pakistan amongst 70 other countries internationally. I hope that the students gain more this year in terms of personal growth through healthy, constructive competition and make our country proud.”