Saudi Arabia’s “Mawhiba” program selected 45 scientific projects to represent the Kingdom at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF 2024) after winning the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity (Ibdaa).
Over 210,000 students from various Saudi cities participated in the Olympiad.
ISEF, considered the world’s largest pre-university scientific research competition held in the US, will feature these projects, with around 1,800 students from over 70 countries.
Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, the Riyadh region governor, presided over the closing ceremony of the Olympiad, which was organized by Mawhiba in partnership with the Ministry of Education.
The students representing Saudi Arabia at ISEF 2024 were announced during the event.
Prince Faisal congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, on the international scientific achievements of Saudi youth.
He emphasized the leadership’s support for education and students, expressing confidence in the young talents who have brought pride to the Kingdom.
The governor wished success to these talents as they compete globally, aiming for top positions to showcase Saudi Arabia’s scientific prowess.
He also thanked Mawhiba and the Ministry of Education for their efforts in nurturing and developing these promising talents.
Dr. Amal Al-Hazza, Mawhiba’s Secretary-General, explained that judging committees selected 45 projects out of 390 presented in regional exhibitions in Jeddah, Riyadh, and the Eastern Province.
These projects, reflecting significant research efforts, will now compete in ISEF 2024.