UAE | Education

Pupils win awards for innovative projects at an educational exhibition

It is a platform to explore innovation, talents, and creativity in science and technology

  • By Sara Sabry, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 15:40 December 30, 2012
  • Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Over 1,000 pupils from different schools across the UAE have taken part in the annual educational exhibition to showcase their amazing powers in science, technology, engineering and other fields of educational interest.

Organised by the Innovative Development Centre for Educational Aptitude (IDEA) — which provides an unparalleled platform and unique opportunity to tap into the unrealised potential in students studying in the UAE — about three schools bagged the winners’ awards in the respective categories of best innovative theme, best exhibition and best presentation held at the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT).

Held under the patronage of Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the winners were presented at a glittering award ceremony.

“I applaud the initiatives of IDEA to present this unique opportunity for the youth to assemble on a common platform to explore and display their innovation, talents and creativity in science and technology,” M.K. Lokesh, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, said.

“I congratulate the students who have taken on the challenge offered by this opportunity and participated in the exhibition,” the Ambassador added.

The project titled “Pentagon”, presented by Raj Nair Krishnan, Prasanth Sreekumaran and Farhaan Feroz from Gulf Indian High School, was judged the best innovative theme project.

“Magnetic Levitation of a Train”, presented by Kashif Changez, Anantha Padmanabhan Nair and Arpith Rao from the Asian International School was judged as the best informative exhibition and “Sun Does Not Bill Us,” presented by Roopa Rachel Thomas, Meghna Pramod and Varnica Bajaj of Abu Dhabi Indian School was judged the best presentation.

The two-day exhibition, wwhich saw around 32 schools and over 15 nationalities represented, displayed science and technology based projects of young inds ranging from robotics and remote home safety system to nuclear energy and global warming.

“Witnessing these fascinating talents in the students, it gives us confidence that we will have a greater number of scientists, doctors and professionals in the next generation,” Sultan Karmostaji, associate provost of the HCT, said.

“Participation is more important that winning,” he added.

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