Omani students achieve advanced places in “Future Science Challenge” competition

6 Omani students achieve advanced positions in the “Future Science Challenge” competition in UAE

Dubai: Six students from schools in the Sultanate of Oman won prizes in the “Future Science Challenge” competition for the third season in competition with students from schools in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, which was organized by the Hamdan Bin Rashid Center for Giftedness and Innovation in the Emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. United States under the slogan “Towards a more sustainable future”.

The two students, Hala Bint Ashraf Al-Tawbia and Reem Bint Hilal Al-Sulaymaniyah, from Manah Basic Education School, Al Dakhiliyah Governorate, received the “Challenge Champion” and “Best Engineer” awards in the junior category, as their team “Inspiring Minds” won first place, under the supervision of Ms. Nada Bint Juma Al-Hajiya. From Ezz School for Basic Education, the team’s participation in this competition came through the design of a smart refrigerator that acts as an intermediary between donors and those in need. It also includes an electronic platform to facilitate communication, record available foods, and send notifications to those in need.

The project uses Internet of Things technology, and relies on advanced controls and technologies such as digital fingerprinting, with the possibility of adding artificial intelligence to improve its sustainable service by providing food to those in need.

The team received the award for the excellence of the project in terms of idea, design and implementation, as the idea was linked to sustainability and its positive impact on society in a way that does not ignore the wonderful implementation, for which the team also deserved the “Best Engineer” award for the junior category.

In the professional category, the “Dhofar Educational Team” won the “Best Engineer” award, represented by Malaka bint Saeed Kashoub from Qayroun Hairati School and Sarah bint Ahmed Jadad from Khawla Bint Hakim School, under the supervision of Ms. Maryam bint Saeed Baaween.

In the junior category, the “Future Pioneers” team won the jury award, represented by Al-Muayyad bin Salem Al-Shibli and Al-Ayham bin Ahmed Al-Habsi from Al-Hawari bin Muhammad Al-Azdi School in Samad Al-Shan in the state of Al-Mudhaibi, under the supervision of Mr. Musa bin Muhammad Al-Rashidi.

Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, Supreme Chairman of the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Medical and Educational Sciences, honored the winning student teams in the Future Science Challenge competition at the level of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries at the ceremony held at Zabeel Majlis in the Emirate of Dubai.

It is worth noting that the participation of the teams in this competition came after they qualified from among a group of teams that were trained within the “Tharwa 1” initiative for identifying gifted students and the “Gifted Arabs” initiative, and obtained distinguished results in the creativity standards applied during the past years.

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