Two students of the Pak-Turk Maarif International Schools and Colleges have earned a top award at an international science competition in the US; this victory offers growing evidence of Pakistan’s expected demographic dividend.
12th-grade students of the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Girls’ Campus in Karachi, Talia Kulsoom, and Umm-e-Kulsoom grabbed the first position in the Physical Science category at the 2022 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) arranged in Atlanta, the US, the school said in a statement.
Their award-winning project was completed under the supervision of their talented teacher Hira Bashir. The main focus of the project was on the extraction of “vegan leather” from Cedrus deodara, a cedar tree species native to the Himalayas, as per the statement.
“Our intelligent students believe in the green world and in the conservation of resources, which encouraged them to come up with this unique idea,” the school admired.
“Our clever college students consider within the inexperienced world and within the conservation of sources, which inspired them to provide you with this distinctive thought,” the principal of the college commented.
The ISEF is an annual competition arranged by the Society for Science and Engineering, a non-profit group situated in the US.
Moreover, the organization calls the event “the world’s largest international science competition,” bringing together almost 1,800 high school students from more than 63 countries every year.
The Maarif Foundation has 28 schools and colleges all over Pakistan that impart quality education to a number of students in different cities, including Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad.
Besides, Aqsa Ajmal, a talented graduate of Pakistan’s National University of Science and Technology (NUST), was among the six finalists for Lexus Design Award 2020 for industrial design.
She was bestowed 3 million Yen (over $25,000) in funding along with mentorship in an exclusive program in New York City under the supervision of well-known and capable design leaders from a variety of design fields.