The Kingdom achieves 8 international prizes in the 2021 ISEF exhibition


The Kingdom, represented by the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) and the Ministry of Education, has achieved for the fifteenth year in a row 5 major prizes and 3 special prizes during its participation in the ISEF International Science and Engineering Exhibition 2021, which was held in the United States during the period from 3 to 3 May 21, 2021.

Grand Prizes

Student Mansour Al-Marzouqi won the second place in the field of Energy: Sustainable Materials and Design for his project “Designing a Super-Electric Capacitor that Charges itself with Light Means” and the student Rasha Al-Qahtani came third in the field of social and behavioral sciences for her project “Video game property.” An innovator for the psychological diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder in adolescence, ”student Lana Abu Jamal achieved fourth place in the field of computational and informational biology for her project“ Computer prediction of the susceptibility to use of a special compound as an inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2 with minimal side effects ”, and student Abdullah Al-Shanqeeti with the center award Fourth in the field of energy: sustainable materials and design for his project “a nickel-cobaltite electrode to produce hydrogen fuel at a low price and a renewable method”, and student Arwa Niazi, the fourth place prize in the field of materials science, for her project to manufacture a supercapacitor that responds to the sun using quantum carbon dots.

Special prizes

The Kingdom also achieved 3 special prizes in the International 2021 ISEF Competition, which were won by: Student Ruby Rajab from the Riyadh Education Department in the Field of Medical Engineering presented by the University of Arizona for her qualitative project “Improving a tool for communication with groups of people with hearing and sense of music impairment through an advanced tactile glove.” And won a scholarship from the American University, student Mansour Al-Marzouki, and student Lama Al-Qahtani from Saudi Arabia, with two special Mawhiba awards.

With this achievement, the Kingdom raised the balance of its prizes in the 2021 ISEF exhibition to 83, including 53 major prizes and 30 special prizes, as its participation in the exhibition began in 2007.

All members of the Saudi National Science and Engineering team received a special award for each of them.

Arbitration rounds

The judging rounds for the projects participating in the ISF 2021 were conducted remotely via video technology during the period from 3 to 6 May 2021, and the exhibition activities were held during the period from 16 to 21 May 2021.

The Kingdom competed in the grand prizes for the 2021 ISEF exhibition with a team of 30 male and female students who presented 30 scientific projects in several fields, an increase of ten projects from the previous year.

Energy field

The King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity sponsored the energy field at the Regeneron ISEF 2021 International Science and Engineering Fair, and the winning projects in the energy fields related to materials and sustainable design. Mawhiba, during its sponsorship, presented major prizes to the first-placed holders of the best projects in the energy field.

Mawhiba increased the number of special prizes presented in its name in this year 2021 in the fields of STEM, which are cash prizes and grants for participating in the Mawhiba global enrichment program, which were received by Franklin Lopez, Isabella Rodriguez from Panama, Mansour Al-Marzouki and Lama Al-Qahtani from the Arab Kingdom. Saudi Arabia, Maria Elleni Battatodi, Chariclia Muraitaki from Greece, Simon Berlicki from Poland, Linao Jiang from China, and from the United States of America: Siddharth Barthelwar, Liu Waelones, Hargeysal Bergarh, Charlotte McAvoy, Anch Sharma, Rohan Kulkarni, Mihir Paviskar, Andy Fung, and Suryaban Mohapatra.

It is noteworthy that the International Exhibition for Science and Engineering «ISEF 2021» was held virtually in the United States of America, with the participation of more than 1,800 students from more than 70 countries, and the Kingdom competed for its grand prizes with 30 scientific projects for 30 students from various educational departments, representing the participating Saudi national team. .

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