QU-YSC wins four awards at ISIF 21 in Turkey


Qatar University Young Scientists Center (QU-YSC) won four awards for innovative projects at the Sixth International Exhibition for Innovation (ISIF 21), as part of the TEKNOFEST festival in Turkey.

The annual event was held annually under the auspices of the Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology, organized by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT) and the International Federation of Inventors Associations (IFIA), with support from the World Intellectual Property Organization. (WIPO).
The research titled “Degradable Marine Plastic from Soybean By-Products” won the Gold Medal presented by the Sixth International Innovation Fair, for its significant contribution to reducing plastic waste.
The research titled (Development of organic and inorganic halide (OHP) microfiber memristors won the silver medal. Presented by QU medical student Muhammad al-Hurr, the project focused on manufacturing and development microfibers with stability, high efficiency and superior electrical capacity for use in many memory-saving applications for optoelectronic devices.
Finally, a project entitled “Sports innovation using modern scientific concepts: a case study in Qatar”, presented by Abdul Rahman al-Kuwari, Hamad al-Shahrani, Salem al-Sulaiti and Turki al-Mutawa, eleventh grade students at Jassim bin Hamad The Secondary School for Boys won the silver medal and the gold medal presented by the National Industrial Property Office of Macedonia. The students developed scientific techniques to convert a traditional Qatari game into a modern team game.
The winners participated in STEM programs and research and capacity building initiatives provided by QU-YSC, which facilitated the transfer and acquisition of knowledge by establishing partnerships with the various centers, research organizations and researchers of QU .
Students learned using methods applied in modern university laboratories and student-centered learning methods. By participating in the exhibition, they were able to publish their research, which represents innovative and effective scientific solutions in different industries and applications. They also reviewed their abilities in research, investigation, testing, verification and effective presentation of results in science posters.
Professor Noora al-Thani, Director of QU-YSC, congratulated the winners and expressed pride for their achievements and the honorable representation of their country among hundreds of participants. She also thanked the partners of QU-YSC, the community outreach program of the industrial city of Ras Laffan and the Unesco office in Doha.

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