MoEHE Honors Qatar’s ITEX and ISAF Winners Held in Malaysia and US Respectively

Doha, June 01 (QNA) – In cooperation with the Qatar Research, Development, and Innovation Council (QRDI Council), the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) honored Qatar’s winners in the International Exhibition for Innovation, Invention, and Technology (ITEX), which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in mid-May.

Moreover, the Ministry also honored the students who won in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which was held in the United States from May 11-18.

MoEHE’s honoring ceremony was attended by HE Minister of Education and Higher Education Buthaina bint Ali Al Jabr Al Nuaimi and QRDI Council Secretary General Eng. Omar Al Ansari, along with a lineup of ministry officials, school principals and supervisors, as well as the students and their parents.

The ceremony screened a short film documenting the students’ experiences and achievements abroad.

Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs at MoEHE Maha Al Ruwaili and Director of Educational Programs at QRDI Council Dr. Abdullah Al Kamali honored the winners.

At ITEX, the State of Qatar’s students won 12 medals:10 gold and two silver.

At ISAF, however, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society, granted the Qatar Technical Science Secondary School for Girls a special award for its research in earth and environmental sciences.

The research was titled “Identifying New Sponge Species From Qatar Marine Environment Using Molecular Techniques.” (QNA)