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Five proud Egyptian winners receive the opportunity to travel from the 9th- 13th May to compete in the world’s largest high school science research competition, Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair 2011 taking place in Los Angeles.
Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair 2011 is a program of Society for Science & the Public. More than 1,500 high school students selected from 443 affiliate fairs in 65 countries, regions and territories will share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research and inventions, and compete for more than $4 million in awards. Europe, Middle, East and Africa (EMEA) will be well represented with 198 participants from 33 countries.
Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair will be an opportunity to meet and speak to the finalists. Each of these students earned top honors at local and regional competitions before being selected as finalists for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
“The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is not only an opportunity for our Egyptian youth to come together and showcase the quality and depth of their scientific research, but it also gives them the chance to share their passion with peers and to be rewarded for their intellectual curiosity. They are the best ambassadors for math, sciences and technology,” said Nihal Abbas, Intel Egypt Corporate Affair Manager.
This year’s finalists’ research projects include such topics as earthquake detection, oil spill cleanup, energy-efficient wind turbine technology, response technology for natural disasters such as tsunamis, Alzheimer’s research, and alternative chemotherapy treatments. The competing Egyptian projects are: Abdul-Rahman Ahmed Kareem; Yomna Yasser Mohammed; Mohammed Mahdi el-Beltagi; Sarah Mohammad Samir; and Ahmed Hassan Hussein.
Top prizes include the $75,000 Gordon E. Moore Award given by the Intel Foundation in honor of the Intel co-founder and retired chairman and CEO. Two additional top winning projects will receive Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards of $50,000 each; more than $4 million total prizes are also up for grabs.
CEO of DreamWorks Animation Jeffrey Katzenberg, will keynote the opening ceremony, which will celebrate the achievements of the young scientists from around the world that are gathered in Los Angeles for the competition. In addition, Katzenberg will keynote the opening ceremony; Society for Science & the Public President Elizabeth Marincola will speak at the awards gala; Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel's Corporate Affairs Group and Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation, will also be available for comment.