Saudi students participate in U.S. Science and Engineering Fair

May 12, 2010

Saudi Arabia is participating in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, known as “ISEF 2010,” now in progress in the American city of San Jose, California. The Kingdom is represented by the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) through thirty students presenting eighteen projects. Mawhiba Deputy Secretary General Dr. Mahmoud Nakadi said that the Kingdom’s participation in the international contest is part of the strategy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to encourage those who are gifted to spread creativity and innovation.

General Supervisor of Mawhiba’s Enrichment Programs Ahmed Al-Balushi, who is heading the Saudi delegation to ISEF 2010, said that the Fair is uniquely universal, as it encompasses all life sciences and draws students from around the world.

High school students from over fifty countries are competing at the event for more than $3 million in awards and scholarships.