QF’s Stars of Science Invites Aspiring Innovators to Apply for New Season

QF’s Stars of Science Invites Aspiring Innovators to Apply for New Season

Doha, Qatar, (AETOSWire) : After the recent success of Stars of Science season 13, Stars of Science are once again offering ambitious Arab innovators and entrepreneurs the opportunity to be crowned ‘best Arab innovator’ by a jury of experienced scientists as applications open for Stars of Science season 14. A unique platform for budding innovators, Stars of Science, Qatar Foundation’s edutainment show, enables applicants to showcase their skills and abilities to help inspire novel positive solutions to regional and global challenges across numerous sectors, like health, biomedicine, IT, sports, and…

STARS OF SCIENCE CROWNS SEASON 13 WINNER

STARS OF SCIENCE CROWNS SEASON 13 WINNER

Doha, Qatar, (AETOSWire) – Riadh Abdelhedi has emerged as the top Arab innovator on Season 13 of Stars of Science, a Qatar Foundation (QF) initiative, winning the votes of the jury and public with his innovation, the Hybrid Power Bank, while overcoming a variety of challenges caused by COVID-19. The Tunisian innovator was overjoyed when the show’s longtime host, Khaled Al-Jumaily, announced that his invention, the Hybrid Power Bank, had claimed 39.4% of the total votes, securing the top prize of $300,000. “I want to thank the jury and the…

STARS OF SCIENCE ANNOUNCES SEASON 13 FINALISTS

STARS OF SCIENCE ANNOUNCES SEASON 13 FINALISTS

Doha, Qatar, (AETOSWire): Four contestants have emerged from Stars of Science Season 13 to secure their places in the Grand Finale taking place on October 22, where they will compete to win the title of Top Arab Innovator. Along the way, these young Arab inventors overcame significant hurdles, winning votes from show’s jury to progress through the multiple elimination phases. Mohammed Al-Qassabi, Qatari Information Systems student at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, hopes to contribute to the sports world with his Football Offside Detection System. The innovation uses ultra-wide band…

Stars Of Science Participants Push Medical Inventions That Take Advantage Of The Digital World We Live In

Stars Of Science Participants Push Medical Inventions That Take Advantage Of The Digital World We Live In

Doha, Qatar,  (AETOSWire): The global healthcare sector was forced to adjust to a new reality practically overnight when COVID-19 hit. Hospitals and clinics of all sizes were quickly filled to capacity with the rapid spread of the coronavirus, which created an unprecedented numbers of patients. Governments around the world immediately began implementing new restrictions severely limiting face-to-face contact between people in an effort to stem the pandemic; a measure which affected healthcare services across the world. Healthcare organizations are still trying to compensate for substantial disruptions to their core services,…

SEASON 13 OF STARS OF SCIENCE PRESENTS TOP EIGHT ARAB INNOVATORS

SEASON 13 OF STARS OF SCIENCE PRESENTS TOP EIGHT ARAB INNOVATORS

Doha, Qatar, (AETOSWire): The COVID-19 pandemic compelled the MENA region to accelerate digitization, specifically in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Through the emergence of new fields and industries, Qatar Foundation (QF) has incubated and supported startups that included AI in their projects, with many innovations originating from their Stars of Science TV show. Now in its thirteenth season, the show sees eight Arab innovators competing to transform their inventions into viable products. This season, four contestants focused on enhancing healthcare through customized treatment options. Yemen’s Mugeb Alrahman Baggash Ali…

HOW COVID-19 REINVIGORATED THE NEED FOR STEM EDUCATION

HOW COVID-19 REINVIGORATED THE NEED FOR STEM EDUCATION

Doha, Qatar,(AETOSWire): The COVID-19 pandemic has fast-tracked a digital revolution across the world, specifically in the Arab region – connecting people and providing them with access to a wealth of data, information, and media. For this reason, society has had to embrace STEM education for sustainable development within the MENA region, according to Professor Fouad Mrad, the longest-serving jury member on Qatar Foundation’s (QF) edutainment TV show, Stars of Science. “This stimulated access to knowledge leaves governments and parents no choice but to help facilitate access to STEM fields among…

STEMMING THE BRAIN DRAIN: IMPORTANCE OF STARS OF SCIENCE AND QF’S INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM IN MENA REGION

STEMMING THE BRAIN DRAIN: IMPORTANCE OF STARS OF SCIENCE AND QF’S INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM IN MENA REGION

Doha, Qatar, (AETOSWire): In the past decades, many of the MENA region’s best Arab scientists, inventors, engineers, designers, and innovators left their home countries for better opportunities in the West. While the reasons for the “brain drain” in this part of the world have been varied, many of these talented youth cite a lack of support and resources as their reason for leaving. However, the situation is evolving – for the better. For more than a decade, Qatar has become a confluence for science and innovation in the MENA region.…

STARS OF SCIENCE SEASON 13 HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF STEM EDUCATION IN POST-PANDEMIC RECOVERY

STARS OF SCIENCE SEASON 13 HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF STEM EDUCATION IN POST-PANDEMIC RECOVERY

Doha, Qatar, ( AETOSWire): As economies across the globe slowly recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for new technological advancements is creating new career opportunities. In the MENA region, there is an increased focus on areas where science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills are required. The heightened need for these skillsets is overtaking the slow transformation in curricula globally. This is resulting in the decline of many traditional jobs, with STEM being viewed as the key to innovation and job creation for the future. This growing…

Stars of Science Now Accepting Applications for Season 12

Doha, Qatar,  (AETOSWire):Are you a young Arab innovator? Do you have an idea that could impact lives, make waves across the region, and contribute to the ever-growing technological ecosystem beyond? Stars of Science,  is now accepting applications for Season 12; giving aspiring innovators the opportunity to present their ground-breaking ideas to a jury of renowned field experts. Online applications are open to Arabs all around the world until December 31, 2019. Interested participants could become part of the impressive alumni community that has been eleven years in the making, contributing…

Stars of Science Season 11 Grand Final Airs on Friday

 The polls have closed, and the public votes are currently being counted to reveal the winner of Stars of Science Season 11. The three finalists – Abdulrahman Saleh Kamis, Nuha Abu Yousef, and Youssef El Azouzi – have worked tirelessly for the past few months to perfect their inventions, but they will have to wait to hear who the public and the jury have chosen as the Arab region’s top innovator in tonight’s episode. Tune in for the live Grand Final and support your favorite innovator and invention. Abdulrahman Saleh…