Saudi Team Takes Home 27 Awards in the ISEF 2023 World Competition

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Riyadh – Asdaf News:

At the Regeneron International scientific and Engineering Fair (ISEF 2023), which took place in the US from May 13 to May 19, the Saudi scientific and engineering team received 23 grand prizes and four special prizes.
The greatest science research and innovation competition featured 1,324 proposals from more than 1,800 bright people from more than 70 different nations.

The US team took top place with 253 awards, followed by the Saudi team in second place with 27 prizes, and the Chinese team in third place with 21 prizes. The Canadian and Indian teams each received six awards, the German team four, Australia, Japan, and Turkey three apiece, while the United Kingdom received one award.

The Ministry of Education and the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) are both represented by the Saudi delegation. Saudi Arabia took home two first-place awards in the grand prizes category, as well as seven prizes in each of the second, third, and fourth spots.

First place went to Faisal Al-Muhaish and Muhammed Al-Arfaj. Al-Muhaish in the field of chemistry for his project titled “An electro-catalyst based on a metal-organic framework for the production of hydrogen from seawater with high efficiency and low cost,” and Al-Arfaj in the field of environmental engineering for his project titled “Using a contact liquid to capture freezing carbon dioxide from fuel sources and open air with high efficiency and low cost.”

Second place went to Taif Al-Hidmi, Latifa Al-Ghannam, and Leen Al-Mulhim, all of whom work in the energy sector; Zahraa Al Shubar, a biomedical engineer; Fatima Al-Arfaj, a chemist; Wissam Al-Qurashi, a biomedical engineer; and Dima Marouhi, a researcher in earth and environmental sciences.

Retaj Al-Salami and Fajr Al-Khulaifi, both in the energy field, Faris Al-Yami, in transformational medical sciences, Layan Noorwali, in environmental engineering, Abeer Al-Youssef, in materials science, and Layan Al-Maliki and Noor Al-Hammad, in plant sciences, all took third place.

Maria Qomsanati in the engineering technologies category, Bandar Al-Ibrahim in the robotics and smart device category, Hanadi Arif in the social and behavioural sciences category, Maria Al-Ghamdi in the environmental engineering category, Tahani Ahmed in the materials science category, Dhai Shujaa in the earth and environmental sciences category, and Yazin Al-Falih in the plant sciences category all placed fourth.
With these international accomplishments, Saudi Arabia had amassed 133 ISEF trophies since it began taking part in the exhibition in 2007, including 92 grand prizes and 41 special prizes.

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