Riyadh — The Saudi team of science and engineering students bagged 22 medals at the ISEF 2022. The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair. The team returned home to a rousing welcome.
Upon arrival at King Khalid International Airport here on Sunday evening, they were accorded a rousing reception by a jubilant crowd. The welcome crowd included officials of education and Mawhiba and their parents.
Eng. Faisal Al-Dawish, is the chairman of the board of directors of the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba). He accompanied the team of students during their victorious trip and their return to the Kingdom. The team scripted history by winning a record number of prizes.
Dr. Saud Al-Mathami, secretary-general of Mawhiba, expressed his positivity and optimism for the new talented and conscious Saudi generation.
Capable of assimilating changes in the world. A generation, active in building the nation’s future. And achieving the goals and initiatives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and the prosperity of humanity.
“The remarkable achievements scored by the talented young Saudis at ISEF 2022 represent a qualitative leap in the talents, capabilities, culture, and knowledge of the country’s people, and it heralds a prosperous future.
“This historic achievement will be a turning point in Mawhiba’s brilliant track record.
It will consolidate the Kingdom’s leadership on the map of talent and creativity, and the institution’s position as the most comprehensive approach to educating talented people globally,” he said.
He noted that Mawhiba has enthusiastic aspirations to achieve the ambitions of the wise Saudi leadership by graduating generations of gifted Saudis to enable them to become international figures.
The Saudi team won 22 international medals. These include 16 grand awards, six special awards, and the global best project award.
It won two first-place awards, two in second place, five in third place, six in fourth place, and six special prizes.
The team of talented young Saudis competed with 1,700 students from different countries worldwide. The student Abdullah Al-Ghamdi achieved first place in the field of energy for his qualitative project. Al-Ghamdi also bagged the award for being the best young research scientist globally.
Saudis won awards in energy, chemistry, social sciences, behavioral science, botany, materials science, environmental engineering, engineering technologies, and transitional medicine.
Mawhiba represented the Saudi Ministry of Education at the annual event. This year, the event was held at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, in the United States, from May 7 to 13.