2017 Noor Student Competition honors winners

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TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) – The 2nd round of Noor Student Competition; Recognition of Prof. Jackie Ying awarded winners from over 5000 nominations from different countries for their remarkable achievements.

According to Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF) Media, on September 1, coinciding with the Eid al-Adha, the closing ceremony of the second round of Noor Student Competition; Recognition of Prof. Jackie Ying was held in Tehran. The winning students and top educational centers were honored and praised for their achievements.

The Noor Student Competition 2017 has been named after Prof. Jackie Ying, one of the prominent scholars of the Muslim world in science and technology. Jackie Ying was also one of the laureates of The Mustafa Prize 2015 - the science and technology award - for her achievement in the field of Bio and Nanoscience.

This event was attended by Sorena Sattari, Chairman of Policymaking Council of the Mustafa Prize; Mahdi Saffarinia, Secretary of the Council and guests included winners and their families  and academic figures.

The 2017 winners were selected based on their efforts, initiative, and creativity and attractiveness of submitted works. 50 selected works will enter a TV-broadcast contest and they will be broadcast in turn in a TV program.

“Noor Student Competition provides opportunities for students to develop in theoretical and sophisticated sciences such as mathematics, physics and chemistry. Being recognized, scientific breakthroughs, expanding the boundaries of knowledge and to be known as a future scientist in the Islamic world are intended objectives and accomplished effect of Noor Student Competition," said Mahdi Saffarinia during his speech at the ceremony.

Pointing out that Noor Student Competition introduces students to different sciences, Saffarinia added “during this event they find a chance to learn team work which itself is basically very valuable.”

5109 students in the form of 2194 groups took part in the second round by sending a sum of 1194, one-minute films of their scientific experiments. The participants were allowed to compete in all fields of science including physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and astronomy.

The annual Noor Student Competition, launched in 2016 by the Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF), to recognize and cultivate young students talents as well as promote scientific cooperation between educational centers. The first round of this competition due to the 1000th anniversary of authoring ‘The Book of Optics’ by “Ibn al-Haytham” was held in commemoration of this eminent Muslim scholar.

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