Spotlight on youth talent, creativity

More than 60 young Emirati scientists were recognised as part of the Think Science Competition for their innovations and ideas in the fields of science and technology.

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Published: Wed 27 May 2015, 1:08 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:39 PM

Shaikh Abdullah with a winner at the Emirates Foundation Think Science Competition award ceremony in Abu Dhabi on Monday. — KT photo by Shoaib Anwer

Abu Dhabi - The winners of Emirates Foundation’s innovative national level science competition were honoured by Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is also Chairman of Emirates Foundation, at an awards ceremony held on Monday at Jumeirah Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi.

More than 60 young Emirati scientists were recognised as part of the Think Science Competition for their innovations and ideas in the fields of science and technology, while Think Science partners were recognised for their contributions towards the success of the event.

Present at the event were Shaikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, the Managing Director of the Emirates Foundation, Shaikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD), and other senior government officials, representatives of the private sector companies and academics.

A total of 27 prizes were awarded to students in 12 Science categories, which included first and second place for each school and university category, “Best of the Best Project at School Level,” “Best of the Best Project at University Level” and the “Think Science 2015 People’s Choice Award.”

Speaking at the event, Shaikh Abdullah said he was deeply impressed by the motivation, determination and talent of the Emirati youth who took part in the competition.

“Think Science has shone a spotlight on the immense talent of the UAE’s young people — their Emirati spirit. These highly skilled, dedicated and motivated youth are an inspiration to us all and I am confident to rest the future of our great nation in their capable hands.

“You are a credit to our nation. I thank you all,” he said.

The Think Science Competition is a key part of the Think Science Fair, which took place from May 5 to 7 and includes both a competition for public and private schools and a university competition. The winning projects, which were entered in nine categories for schools and three categories for universities, were chosen from more than 200 submissions representing the work of more than 550 Emirati youth. 



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