Exhibited in the Gulf Medical University (GMU) last week, students from over fifty schools have exhibited their scientific projects at the Annual Scientific and Medical Exhibition in Ajman. The Exhibition is also called GMU Mase 2014 and saw over 4500 students from over 250 schools attend the exhibition.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the Indian Consul-General Anurag Bhushan and the University’s President Thumbay Moideen along with other dignitaries and saw many members of the public with many students and other individuals from all across the UAE attending. Bhushan is quoted saying: “This event is a great platform, which encourages innovation, uniqueness and experimentation and that is the only way to let the genius of students bloom.”
“Many kids have incredible brains,” Professor Mohammad Arifulla, Dean Admissions and Registrar at the GMU has said, “We wanted to expore the giftedness in a child and this platform brings forth the unnoticed talent amongst young children who, in their formative years, may have decided on their future course of education and specialization.” This is further noted by Sobha Mohan, Vice-Principal of the Indian School Ajman, who has said that this annual event inspires and encourages young scientists by recognizing their talents: “It showcases the fact that the path to a sustainable future for the UAE lies in the power of talented youth. As role models, they are empowered to encourage further exploration and development of knowledge, analytical thinking and skills in their peers as they cooperate to solve local and global technological issues.”
Prize money of over 25,000 AED (about $6800 or £4000) was given to the winning students and the exhibition has been widely renowned for inspiring young minds to take up scientific endeavours in the future. Priya N.V., a teacher from Al Ameer English School, has said many pupils who viewed the anatomy specimens were inspired to study medicine following the exhibition.
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