Fatima Shami from Pakistan has won the Silver Award in the World Virtual Science and Engineering Fair at an award ceremony organised by The College of North Atlantic Doha-Qatar recently.
The awards were presented in front of an audience made up of students and VIPs. The
ceremony also featured films about the finalists and their projects, testimonials and a speech by Canadian astronaut and special guest judge, Dr Roberta Bondar.
The World Virtual Science and Engineering Fair (WVSEF) organised by the College of North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q), in partnership with Qtel, brought together young scientists from five continents.
Of the science students from around the world who submitted science projects virtually (over the Internet); eight finalists
team travelled to Doha for the final judging and awards ceremony.
The special guest and judge at the WVSEF, Roberta Bondar said, “The virtual aspect of the fair is quite unique and allows students who don’t normally have access to science fairs to be involved and compete against students from all over the world. I am a big supporter of science fairs like this. They stimulate science and education through rewarding excellence.”
Bondar was the world’s first neurologist in space and the first Canadian woman in space on the shuttle Discovery mission in 1992.
CNA-Q’s president, Harald Jorch said: “This is a world first and a great event for the college – we were thrilled to welcome these young scientists and the distinguished judges from around the world.
All of the projects were
very impressive and the participants should be proud to have made it to the final judging in Doha.”
Courtesy: The News, 22/5/2008