Intel Pakistan concludes Provincial Science Fair held in KPK

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Intel Pakistan today concluded the provincial fair held Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) in the run-up to the Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel® ISEF), one of the world’s largest pre-college science competitions, to be held in May 2013. During the KPK Provincial Science Fair, students from across KPK presented research-based projects in the categories of biology, chemistry, computer sciences, mathematics and physics. More than 40 projects were displayed from all over the province.

Winners of the KPK Provincial Science Fair will be eligible to compete at the National Science Fair, which will take place in January 2013 in Islamabad. Projects will be assessed by a panel of renowned judges, with winners eligible to compete at the 2013 Intel® ISEF.

Intel® ISEF is the world’s largest science fair and the only global science competition for students in grades 9-12. In 2012, more than 1,500 young scientists from all across the world gathered to exchange ideas and knowledge, showcase cutting-edge science and compete for awards and scholarships. The next ISEF event will be held from will be held from May 12th- 17th in Phoenix, Arizona.

“Intel has been holding these science fairs for the past eight years in the main cities of Pakistan as we aspire to furnish more opportunities to young Pakistanis in the areas of science and engineering. We held the first ever fair in KPK last year to provide a discerning opportunity to the students of Peshawar, Mardan, Dera Ismail Khan, Lakki Marwat, Kohistan, Kohat, Abbottabad, Haripur including Mansehra, Swat, Bannu and Karak” said Naveed Siraj, country manager, Intel Pakistan. “Education is the backbone of every country, and is essential for our socio-economic growth. Last year, students of KPK were provided an opportunity to display their projects on a national level. I hope the energy these students exhibit about math and science will inspire yet another generation of innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs which will improve our world.”