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QU-YSC bags Four Awards at the Sixth International Exhibition for Innovation (ISIF 21) in Turkey | Qatar University

QU-YSC bags Four Awards at the Sixth International Exhibition for Innovation (ISIF 21) in Turkey

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Qatar University Young Scientists Center (QU-YSC) won four prizes for the participating innovative projects at the Sixth International Exhibition for Innovation (ISIF 21), within TEKNOFEST Festival in Turkey.

This great success was achieved in the exhibition after judging student projects by several juries, over two consecutive days. The international exhibition is organized 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 winner research is titled “Marine Degradable Plastic Based on Soybean By-Products”, won the gold medal presented by the Sixth International Exhibition for Innovation, for its significant contribution to the reduction of plastic wastes. Another research titled (Development of organic–inorganic halide perovskites (OHPs) microfiber based memristors won the Silver Medal, and it was presented by Muhammad Al-Hurr a Medicine students at Qatar University. This research is characterized 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. In it, 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.

All students who won the exhibition prizes participated in the STEM programs, and capacity building and research initiatives provided to them by the Qatar University Young Scientists Center. The center facilitated the transfer and acquisition of knowledge for the students by establishing partnerships with the various centers, research bodies and researchers at Qatar University. Students learned using applied methods in modern university laboratories, and student-centered learning methods. By participating in the exhibition, the students were able to publish 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 of results efficiently in scientific posters.

On this joyous occasion, Prof. Dr. Noora Al-Thani, Director of the Qatar University Young Scientists Center, congratulated all the winning students of the Sixth International Innovation Fair (ISIF 21), and expressed her pride in their achievements and honorable 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. She added, "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 thanked the Ras Laffan Industrial City Community Outreach Program and UNESCO Doha Office."

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