x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Witness the appliance of science at Abu Dhabi Expo

Expo-Sciences International forum to be held at Adnec in September.

Italian students experiment as part of a programme held by the International Movement for Leisure Activities in Science and Technology (MILSET). The Expo is an initiative of MILSET. Courtesy MILSET
Italian students experiment as part of a programme held by the International Movement for Leisure Activities in Science and Technology (MILSET). The Expo is an initiative of MILSET. Courtesy MILSET

From biology and energy to chemistry and computers, the Expo-Sciences International forum will bring future scientists together in the capital next month.

The event is one of the UAE's largest focusing on scientific creativity and aspiring researchers.

About 1,500 participants from 60 countries, including the United States, France and Japan, are expected to attend.

Organised by the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, the forum will include more than 600 projects from young people between the ages of 12 and 25.

They will be classed in 13 categories, such as earth science, engineering, electric and mechanical technology, and mathematical science. Others will focus on medicine and health, physics and astronomy, and technology and biotechnology.

"Our objective is to really show the best of science projects, inventions and research that has been done from more than 1,550 participants," said Ali Al Marzouqi, president of Emirates Skills and a member of the organising committee.

"We really want to show our students what is happening in other parts of the world and what other students are working on in technology."

Seminars, workshops and conferences will discuss nanotechnology, innovation, research and development, sustainable development, renewable energy and peaceful nuclear energy.

Schools across the country will attend the event.

"It will be very interesting to see what we're doing here in the UAE in terms of education and technology and how advanced our students have got," Mr Al Marzouqi said. "To bring this event to Abu Dhabi, we want other people to know what we have here and we really want our UAE nationals to showcase their research and inventions to the world."

Scientific experts and educators from around the world are expected to attend to exchange ideas and compare projects.

"The forum will see a number of events associated with specialised workshops and lectures offered by a group of intellectuals, experts and specialists in the field of science and technology," said Mubarak Al Shamsi, deputy director general chairman of the organising committee. "They represent the elite of the developed world, where they provide advice and guidance to students to ensure scientific skills for the youth of the UAE and other participants."

The event opens at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on September 15 and is open from 9am to 6pm until September 17, when it will be ladies-only.

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