4th edition of National Science Technology & Innovation features Emirates Young Scientist Competition
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Dubai, Feb 23 (Canadian-Media): The fourth edition of the National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival 2020, organized by the Ministry of Education (MoE) concurrently with the United Arab Emigrates (UAE) Innovation Month was hosted Feb 4 through Feb 8 at Dubai Festival Arena, media reports said.
NSTI Festival. Image credit: Facebook
The inauguration ceremony was attended by H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, H.E. Jameela Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education, H.E. Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and a large number of officials, education leaders, experts and specialists and students.
Innovative programs and students’ projects that simulate future orientations in scientific disciplines were showcased in this festival.
The festival consolidated with the MoE to raise students’ awareness and skills by keeping students abreast of the latest updates related to artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced technology in areas such as environment, public health and other vital cognitive and scientific fields.
Of the several major sections included in this festival, the most important was the Science Fair (Emirates Young Scientist Competition), which provides a platform for public education students to display scientific research results of their innovative projects.
The festival also included a world-class conference, which attracted a group of prominent local and global speakers.
An innovation lab in the festival featured a group of governmental and private establishments offering specialized workshops.
Other section included was a student retreat, which this year was devoted to supporting entrepreneurs while in school.
Then there was a family festival, which provided an ideal platform for community involvement and familiarize the public with the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an interactive and entertaining atmosphere.
Additionally, the festival hosted a group of artists and innovators in several contemporary disciplines and features a competition titled Junior Innovators Challenge.
Held in line with the national policies and strategies aimed at bringing innovation and entrepreneurship in the UAE to higher levels.
The Emirates Young Scientist Competition simulated multiple disciplines including technology, biological sciences, environment, chemistry, physics, mathematics and social and behavioral sciences.
Students get motivated by these competitions to participate later in dedicated international scientific festivals and events.
A scientific conference, held in the first 3 days of the festival, regarded as a vita platform for exchanging ideas and sharing experiences is also featured in this festival.
The festival offers many prizes for each different categories of the Emirates Young Scientist Competition. A dedicated prize was also offered to the best participating school.