QU-YSC bags 4 awards at Istanbul fair

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula

Doha: Qatar University Young Scientists Center (QU-YSC) won four prizes for the participating innovative projects at the Istanbul International Inventions Fair (ISIF-21), within TEKNOFEST Festival in Turkey. 

The international exhibition is organised every year under the auspices of the Turkish Ministry of industry and Technology, hosted by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT) and the International Federation of Inventors Association (IFIA), with the support of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The first winning research, titled“Marine Degradable Plastic Based on Soybean By-Products”, won the gold medal for its significant contribution to reducing plastic wastes. Another study on 'development of organic-inorganic halide perovskites (OHPs) microfiber-based memristors' won the silver medal. The award was presented by Muhammad Al Hurr, a medicine student at Qatar University. 

This research is characterised by the manufacture and development of micro-fibers with stability, high efficiency, and superior electrical capacity for use in many memory-saving applications for optoelectronic devices because of their important benefits such as lower energy consumption, density, and higher operating speed. 

Finally, a project titled“Sports innovation using modern scientific concepts: a case study in Qatar” — presented by Abdul Rahman Al Kuwari, Hamad Al Shahrani, Salem Al Sulaiti, and Turki Al Mutawa, eleventh-grade students at Jassim bin Hamad Secondary School for Boys — won the silver medal and gold medal presented by the State Office of Industrial Property in Macedonia. The students developed a traditional Qatari game and the tools used to play it by applying scientific techniques to convert it into a modern team game.

The winning students participated in the STEM programmes, and capacity building and research initiatives provided by QU-YSC. The centre facilitated the transfer and acquisition of knowledge for the students by establishing partnerships with the various centres, research bodies, and researchers at QU. Students learned using applied methods in modern university laboratories and student-centred learning methods. By participating in the exhibition, the students published their research, which represents innovative and effective scientific solutions in different industries and applications. They also reviewed their capabilities in research, investigation, testing, verification, and presentation efficiently in scientific posters.

Prof. Dr. Noora Al Thani, Director of the Qatar University Young Scientists Center, congratulated all the winning students and expressed her pride in their achievements and honourable representation of their country among hundreds of participants.   She said,“Today we witness a new victory for the center's students who persevered, diligently, innovated, and presented solutions and innovations that benefit the State of Qatar and the world.” 

“The students of the Qatar University Center for Young Scientists are distinguished by their excellence in applied fields and their readiness for practical life in the fields of engineering, technology and science, which prepares them for leadership roles in the future,” she added. 


The Peninsula

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