Students from the United School of Al Yahar, Al Ain attending the I-SWEEEP in Houston in May 2011
The school has opened its doors less than a year ago but already started garnering awards and medals. The team of two bright students at the United School of Al Yahar in Al Ain competed against hundreds of other high school students in an international science project Olympiad and won a bronze medal, the school management announced. It is the first time any team from the UAE has attended this science event.
The Olympiad called ‘I-SWEEEP’ is the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project Olympiad and at the same time a groundbreaking science fair open to high school students from all over the world. The contest aims to create an educational platform for young researchers in which they present their innovative projects to take on today’s challenges in energy, engineering, and environment.
The success of the United School of Al Yahar was not a coincidence. Bringing in decades of international educational experience to the UAE, the United School of Al Yahar has formed the team to participate in I-SWEEEP, which took place from 4-9 May at George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, USA. The students Abdulla Musallam Salem Musallem Bin Ham Al Ameri and Eymen Yavuz Ertekin presented their project titled ‘How to reduce the effects of Global Warming’ at I-SWEEEP, which attracted 500 highly qualified projects from 70 countries and 43 U.S. states. Nearly 1,100 young scientists and project supervisors came to Houston for this remarkable event.
THE UAE’S PRIDE
Explained Mr. M. Fatih Kok, General Manager of United School of Al Yahar: “Participating in international science Olympiads has been one of our priorities as such events help broaden our students’ vision, enable interaction with other cultures and promote our school and the UAE at a global level. This is a moment of pride for all of us and with the quality of education and dedication of our staff, we are very sure that our students will bring home many more awards and medals in the future.”
“We also would like to express our sincere gratitude for the continuous support of the country’s visionary leaders, officials at the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), our parents, staff and teachers. We strongly believe our students will continue to do their best in other upcoming international competitions and represent the UAE abroad on a very special platform.”