16.05.2016 12:00

Azerbaijani pupils claim historic success in USA

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) was held in the city of Phoenix, the U.S. state of Arizona.

Some 1,760 students from 77 countries participated in the fair.

Azerbaijan was represented at the event by winners of “Scientists of tomorrow” fifth Countrywide Competition – 11th grade pupils of Baku European Lyceum Arzu Mammadova and Narmin Aydarova, 10th grade pupils of Academician Zarifa Aliyeva Lyceum Madat Sardarli, Ayshan Aliyeva and Ali Aliyev, and 11th grade pupil of the lyceum Nigar Sardarli.

The Azerbaijani pupils claimed a historic success at the fair as Narmin Aydarova and Arzu Mammadova were ranked fourth by the jury in physics and materials science categories.

Nigar and Madat Sardarlis won a special award of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. This is the first time Azerbaijani pupils win the special award of the fair since 2012.

Winners also received cash awards and certificates.

Each year approximately seven million students from around the world apply to participate in Intel ISEF, which was founded in 1997.

Azerbaijan selects its participants through “Scientists of tomorrow” Countrywide Competition. This year`s competition saw 9th-11th grade pupils of secondary education institutions from 11 cities and regions submit a total of 129 scientific projects, including 87 team and 42 individual projects. The competition featured eight categories.