Organised by Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private partnerships for empowering youth across the UAE, the event saw more than 10 thousand visitors convene at the Dubai World Trade Centre from May 5-7, 2015. The judging committee for the Think Science Competition — made up of more than 52 scientific experts and professors from universities and private corporate entities — have been reviewing and evaluating the students’ projects to determine the winners at a ceremony, which is due to take place on May 25.
More than 200 projects representing the work of more than 550 Emirati youth were displayed at the fair, which aims to encourage UAE youth from public and private schools and universities to participate in an innovative national level science competition. The participating projects have entered the competition under the guidance of 160 mentors and supervisors from educational institutions across the UAE.
This year, 14 of the participants at Think Science Fair have also been selected to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the United States, the world’s largest high school science research competition. The fair also had experts give motiovational speeches that focused on key areas in education and innovation. 37 companies, organisations and institutes at the fair to offer career advice to those in attendance.