Sun 17-03-2019 14:38 PM
FUJAIRAH, 17th March, 2019 (WAM) — Think Science Fair 2019 – (FUJAIRAH) concluded today at Zayed Sports Complex, with the participation of 150 contestants from across schools and universities in Fujairah.
General Authority for Sports was the host sponsor of the event which was held from 15th Mar – 17th Mar 2019, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation, and in partnership with the Ministry of Education and attendance of Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Sharqi, President of the Emirates Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, Exceptional Youth innovations were presented in Fujairah with special focus on safety systems with projects such as ‘Earthquake Safety Bed’, and ‘Drone Firefighter’. Additional outstanding innovations were in the areas of Energy, Environment, and smart systems with projects focusing on the utilization of technology in the advancement of the educational system in the UAE.
The Think Science Fair provided young people with the opportunity to engage with strategic scientific network, as well as to witness several interactive performances, workshops and educational sessions. The Fair witnessed exceptional activities presented by the UAE Genetic Diseases Association focusing on the impact of genetics on our daily lives and building awareness amongst youth regarding genetic and hereditary diseases.
Interactive workshops led by the Emirates Intellectual Property Association were offered during the Fair with the objective of raising awareness amongst youth regarding intellectual property rights in the UAE. Simulation sessions were also organised in the sector of aviation and lastly, led by the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, financial planning sessions were organized where youth were taught how to utilize technology to better manage their personal finances.
Maytha Al Habsi, CEO at Emirates Foundation, expressed her gratitude to the leadership of the General Authority for Sports and Zayed Sports Complex for their generous support and commitment to the advancement of youth development in the UAE. “Think Science competition and Fair is but an extension to the vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and in line with the science, innovation and technology policy of the UAE, providing a unique opportunity for youth to showcase their talent in science and technology, develop knowledge and share expertise, and be part of the UAE’s growth today and in the future,” she said.
Think Science Fujairah Fair was organised following the success of the fair in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah which witnessed the attendance of more than 24,000 youth. The concluding Fair will take place in Ajman and Um Al Qaiwain on 21st March.
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