Twelve Saudi high school students have traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which is underway from May 13-19. More than 1,500 high school students from across the globe are participating in this year’s fair.
In remarks at the opening ceremonies, Intel Chairman Dr. Craig Barrett highlighted the importance of math and science education as a foundation for careers that will benefit humanity, the Arab News reported today.
The Saudi delegation to the conference is led by Vice Consul Hazim Al-Rasheed of the Saudi Consulate in Houston and Saudi Aramco long-range planner Jamal Al-Dabal, who is also serving as a judge at the fair.
The 12 students were selected on the basis of their achievements at the first Saudi Science Fair, held March 16 in Al-Khobar.