Pakistani students to display projects in United States


Express May 12, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Five Pakistani students will participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2010 in the US. Zain Shami from Islamabad will showcase his project ‘Preparation of black ink from fruit arils of pomegranate’ in the Chemistry category of the competition.

The Karachi team’s project, also in the Chemistry category, will focus on ‘Cost effective industrial pollution prevention,’ while Sheeraz Munir from Khairpur will examine the role of Lolium and Paspalum plant species in decreasing air pollution. These students had won the Intel National Science Olympiad earlier this year in Islamabad.

They will be competing with 1611 high school students from 59 countries for more than $4 million in prizes. The competition is being held in San Jose, California, from May 9 to May 14, and is the “world’s largest pre-college science competition,” according to a press release issued on Tuesday.

Published in the Express Tribune, May 12th, 2010.

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