Arab students to attend Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Record number of students from the Arab world to attend Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

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By  Mark Sutton Published  May 11, 2009

A record number of students from the Arab world will attend this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

Thirty nine Arab students will participate in fair, the largest pre-college science exhibition in the world.

Students from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia will be among the 1,500 participants from 50 countries, at the show, which is intended to give young students an opportunity to collaborate to solve problems facing the world. More than $4 million is on offer through scholarships and prizes

The ISEF is also part of Intel’s World Ahead Program, which is committed to advancing education worldwide.

Ferruh Gurtas, Intel Corporate Affairs Group director, META said: “The Middle East is home to an incredible amount of untapped potential and talent, as demonstrated by the high number of participants qualifying for the Intel ISEF finals. These students have excelled in their field enabling themselves to compete against students from any educational institute around the world.

“Intel believes that young people are the key to solving global challenges and a solid maths and science foundation is their springboard. That is why Intel decided to invest an additional $120 million to supporting Intel ISEF through 2019 in order to inspire and enable students on a path to innovation.” he added.

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