Kuwait Petroleum Corporation returns as sponsor of Kuwait Science Fair competition

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Published December 11th, 2011 - 08:14 GMT

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) announced today it is sponsoring the Kuwait Science Fair competition for the third consecutive year, in support of the competition's continued efforts in driving math and science excellence in Kuwait, and in line with HH The Amir’s recent speech in which he highlighted the importance of investing in Kuwait’s youth, and in ways that respond to present needs that would benefit future development in Kuwait. 

Now in its fourth year, the Kuwait Science Fair is an annual science competition that encourages students from more than 200 public and private schools to develop innovative projects in the fields of math and science over a five-month period. The Kuwait Science Fair was launched by ExxonMobil and Kuwait Energy in 2008. 

The Kuwait Science Fair Managing Director, Ms. Aseel Al-Turkait said: "We thank KPC for joining us for the third year in-a-row in support of our endeavors to engage our future scientists. The competition's success would not be possible without the commitment it has generously provided over the last years.” 

Over 650 students have participated in the Kuwait Science Fair to date, making it the largest, longest-running competition supporting young innovators in Kuwait in the fields of science and math.  

Every year, the competition offers support and guidance over two cycles in the five-month period, to help students develop their scientific ideas, master them, and turn them into tangible projects. Two university scholarships, over KD6,000 in cash prizes and training opportunities in leading international oil and gas companies have been awarded to tens of students in both public and private schools across Kuwait since the launch of the competition. 

This year, two scholarships will be granted to the first and second place winners, as well as cash prizes and international training grants in the oil and gas sector. 

The competition reaches out to students in grades eight to 12 from all public and private schools in Kuwait. 

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Kuwait Petroleum Corporation

​Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) is universally recognized as one of today's top ten oil energy conglomerates, and a leader in providing safe, clean energy to the global markets.
KPC was first established in 1980 in order to bring together all state-owned elements of the Kuwait oil sector under one corporate umbrella. Today, KPC overseas a fully-integrated industry with operations spanning six continents. We bring hydrocarbon energy from our own domestic reservoirs and our upstream interests abroad direct to the consumer through a series of specialized subsidiary operating companies.

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