Foundation announced on Sunday, September 28th, the launch of “Think
Science “Competition in its current session for the academic year 2015/2014,
and noted that the online registration for the Competition is open to the
brightest young scientific minds in the UAE.
The “Think Science”
program of the Emirates Foundation aims to inspire, encourage, and enable young
Emiratis aged between 15 and 24 years to study disciplines of science and
technology and work in their fields, and contribute to meeting the country’s needs
of talents and scientific competencies. The total number of projects competing in
the Competition this year is 200 projects in the fields of electrical
engineering, management, environmental science, industrial and mechanical systems,
energy, safety systems, smart systems, physics, chemistry, and transportation.
Maytha Al Habsi,
Chief Programs Officer at the Emirates Foundation, said that work in the
Emirates Foundation aims to stimulate the talented students in public and
private schools and universities, and encourage them to register and
participate in the Competition in order to be a source of inspiration for the
community with their creative ideas and scientific and technological skills,
and the Competition seeks to attract distinguished teams from around the UAE to
participate in it, each of which consists of a maximum of three youths, in
order to inspire, encourage, and enable young Emiratis to work together, and
attract them towards the scientific, technical, and practical training.
The “Think Science” Competition
is one of the largest scientific events in the region, whose previous sessions were
held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister
of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates
Foundation, and “Think Science” program includes three projects: Competition, Connect,
Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, said the establishment
of the “Think Science” Competition aims to support the young scientific talents
in the country, develop and refine their skills and capabilities, and create an
environment that encourages students to conduct scientific research, which
contributes to building a generation of qualified people who are able to meet
the country’s needs of scientific talents and competencies.
It is worth
mentioning that the “Think Science” program was launched in September 2012, in
the framework of concentrated efforts exerted by the "Emirates
Foundation" to inspire and enable young Emiratis, and encourage them to
work in jobs in the scientific fields.
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