The Intel National Science Fair recently concluded in Islamabad, which was organised by Intel Pakistan. The winner will now represent Pakistan at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2013 that will be held in Phoenix, Arizona in the United States from May 12-17 this year. The participants at the national event by Intel Pakistan were from universities and colleges from all across the country.
There were more than 80 science projects in the competition which were submitted by the brilliant students themselves with their creative and innovative skills at work. There were earlier competitions at the district and provincial level and recently the winners were announced at the National Science Fair. These winners will now go ahead to the international event where they can get scholarships and prizes worth $3 million.
This competition event which showcased the talents of the Pakistani students prove that this country holds a lot of potential for creative minds and in the field of scientific innovation they are worthy to compete against the best of the best from around the world. The Intel Pakistan’s Country Manager, Naveed Siraj expressed the company’s philosophy about highlighting this talent positively by giving it a platform. He said that,
“Education has two purposes, one is to produce good citizens, while the other is to produce a competitive workforce for tomorrow, which we can only do and achieve by enabling students to utilise technology more effectively. It is over-whelming to see Pakistani students receive international recognition through this platform. I wish all the students who have participated in the Science Fairs, success in their future endeavours and hope they can bring a positive change in how our country is perceived around the world.”
The National Science Fair is organised by Intel Pakistan every year to allow participation from all students across the country along with the collaboration of the Ministry of Education. This occasion is amongst the most famous and much awaited ones, as there are not many other which are held at the national level.
It will be better that the Education Ministry along with other institutions of research and development encourage colleges and universities to start more of such competitions between students from various institutes so that the best potential can be highlighted and can be given a chance to make a difference in their personal lives as well as contribute to this society.