Saudi students showcased their scientific prowess by securing a total of 9 major and special awards at the International Science Fair (TISF 2024) held in Taipei, Taiwan, from January 28 to February 2. Competing against more than 600 middle and high school students from 27 countries, the Saudi contingent stood out, claiming top positions in various scientific categories.
The Saudi students dominated in seven major award categories, demonstrating their excellence in engineering, environmental engineering, medicine and life sciences, chemistry, and earth and environmental sciences. Notably, they secured second to fourth places, highlighting their proficiency in a diverse range of scientific disciplines.
Kadi Jamal Al-Bouabid from Al-Anjal Schools in Al-Ahsa Education Department and Ghala Turki Al-Muabdi from the Fifth Secondary School in Jazan Education Department secured second place in engineering. Yara Abdullah Al-Wadaei from Manarat Riyadh Schools in Riyadh Education Department earned a prestigious third place in the same category. Areej Abdullah Al-Qarni from Al-Batool Schools in Makkah Education Department achieved third place in medicine and life sciences, while Noura Majed Al-Quraishi from the University Schools in the Eastern Province Education Department secured third place in chemistry.
The Saudi students continued to make their mark in the competition, with Abdullah Fahd Al-Otaibi from Ibn Al-Nafis Secondary School in Al-Kharj Education Department claiming third place in engineering. Salem Awaid Al-Saadi from Prince Abdulmohsen Bin Abdulaziz Secondary School in Medina Education Department secured the fourth position in earth and environmental sciences.
In addition to these major awards, the Saudi students received two special achievement awards in physics and astronomy, and computer science. Ahmed Ali Al-Meer from the University Schools in the Eastern Province Education Department was honored with a special achievement award in physics and astronomy, while Jouri Sultan Al-Busaili from the Model Education Schools in Riyadh Education Department earned a special achievement award in computer science. These special accolades are granted based on specific criteria and standards set by universities, research centers, and institutes.
The TISF 2024, held annually in Taipei under the auspices of Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, is organized by the Taiwan National Science Education Center. It serves as a platform for middle and high school students from around the world to showcase their scientific projects, research, and innovations, fostering healthy competition and collaboration in the field of science. The success of Saudi students at TISF 2024 reflects their dedication and the high standards of scientific education in the Kingdom.