Think Science Competition Encourages UAE Youth to Pursue a Science Major

by Ahmed Gabr, March 6, 2013

think scienceThe Emirates Foundation for Youth Development is gearing up to launch the Think Science Competition for three days, starting April 21st in the Dubai World Trade Center. 

The foundation, which was founded by the Abu Dhabi government, will provide students and young entrepreneurs in the Emirates with a chance to showcase their projects and ideas to a community of investors and private and public sector companies, in hopes of transforming them into real projects.

Thus far, over 170 projects from more than 400 students have been submitted, withseven different UAE universities partnering on 33 projects. The winners, chosen by a team of 40 judges, will be announced on April 23rd.

The Think Science Foundation is part of the Emirates Foundations' broader goals to improve and develop youth potential across the Emirates, supported by The Ministry of Education, the Abu Dhabi Education Council, Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority and Siemens.

To do so, the foundation is building a "social investment" model, setting up a long-term projects program to support enterprises that foster social and economical progress in the country. 
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Ahmed is a writer and a tech analyst, passionate about technology and electronics. He is the founder of GadgetsArabia, the first tech blog in Arabic and the Editor-in-Chief of Swalif.Net. You can follow him on Twitter@ahmdgabr or by email at ahmedgabr[at]swalif[dot]net.