Pakistani students at Int. Science & Engg fair
Karachi, May 16(The News): Three students from Pakistan, including two girls, will participate in the
International Science and Engineering Fair.
As many as 1,500 high school
students from 51 countries will compete for more than four million dollars at
the world's largest science fair which commences on Tuesday at Albuquerque, New
The event is being held under the auspices of the Intel
Corporation, according to a press release. Students representing Pakistan at the
international event are: Mufadil Mansoor of the Aga Khan High School, Karachi:
Kulsoom Bilal of the Government Kinnard High School, Lahore; and Fatima Shami of
Headstart School, Islamabad.
According to the announcement, the top
three winners alone would each be awarded a 50,000-dollar scholarship by the
Intel Corporation. The students' projects encompass a wide range of disciplines
that often address issues that have baffled scientists for years and which could
well lead to major scientific breakthroughs.
More than 20 per cent of
the young scientists competing in the Fair 2007 either have a patent or have
applied for one for their work. The announcement further pointed out that this
year's projects tackle such themes as climate change, solar-powered water
generator, and a device to increase the mileage of hybrid vehicles, cancer
treatment including a way to prevent the development and progression of lung
cancer and a way to identify cells that contribute to cancer growth which may be
critical targets for chemotherapy and engineering solutions, a robot that uses
artificial intelligence and an aeroplane engine that can run on compressed air.
Finalists were chosen from a pool of millions of science fair participants
around the world.