Stars of Science Welcomes Newborn to the Family

In a season of many firsts, Stars of Science welcomed a new face into their midst as Season 11 finalist Nuha Abu Yousef delivered a baby boy – while participating Stars of Science. The Jordanian doctor’s accomplishment shatters stereotypes and demonstrates that women can pursue both a career in science, and a family. Nuha says she invests just as much effort to her innovation journey as she does when raising her young family, something she believes is possible for all Arab women. “I’m proud to represent female innovators and working…

Stars of Science Unveils Top Four Contestants for Season 11

Biomedical innovations lead in the latest Stars of Science instalment In a bid to prove that their products were ready for user testing, the show’s five remaining contestants presented their prototypes in last night’s production prototyping episode on Season 11 of Stars of Science. Overcoming challenges in science and innovation, Nuha Abu Yousef, Abdulrahman Saleh Khamis, Husam Sameer, Youssef El Azouzi and Anfal Al Hamdani demonstrated their knowledge in industrial design to the jury. At this stage of the competition, any engineering concerns should have been resolved, and the participants…

Stars of Science Innovators Put to the Test in First Elimination

Eight contestants were whittled down to seven as Abdullah Alghaitabi was the first contestant to be eliminated from Stars of Science. During Season 11’s concept prototyping episode, the top eight immersed themselves in a fierce battle with time to answer the jury’s question: “Will it work?”. Defending their prototypes, several contestants excelled in this stage and received praise from the jury. Imadeddine Azzouz was commended on his fast adapting skills; while experts applauded Youssef El Azouzi’s Flow Modulator Stent for reaching a very promising stage of development. However, a few…

Record Number of Candidates Impress Jury in Stars of Science Casting Episodes

The marathon to become the Arab world’s next top innovator has begun, as Qatar Foundation’s Stars of Science concludes the casting stage. Season 11’s opening three episodes showcased presentations from eager hopefuls armed with technological solutions for an array of problems. This year’s contenders held great promise, as the largest group in the show’s history – 31 candidates in total – impressed the jury and advanced to the selection round; taking one step closer to winning the title and a share of $600,000 in seed funding. In a brand-new format…