With over 45 schools participating from all over the UAE, the first Science and Engineering Quiz Competition hosted at Curtin Dubai created quite a buzz among the young science enthusiasts. Students competed individually in a written round and the top 12 teams competed in an intense single elimination oral quiz finale. Team DPSD Isotopes from Delhi Private School Dubai, emerged as the glorious winners followed by Team Al Ansar from Al Ansar International School as the first runners up and Team Saintz Spectrum from St. Mary’s Catholic High School as the second runners up. The winning team not only took home medals and the winning trophy but also a Raspberry Pi3 each. The runners up were awarded with tickets to the Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences. Students of Delhi Private School, Dubai won 50% Academic Scholarships. The 1st runners up and 2nd runners up were awarded 35% and 25% respectively. A special certificate of recognition was awarded to Alastair Dale Correya from St. Mary’s Catholic High School who scored an outstanding 23 of 25 on the written test.
“It was really wonderful to see so many students with a strong interest in the STEM subjects backed by significant knowledge. The students were questioned on mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy, geology, astronomy, and the history of science, and in nearly every case were able to answer more than 50% of the questions with one team scoring a perfect 100%. These questions were not easy and the skills displayed reflect both excellence in teaching by the schools and real scholarship by the students.” said Mr Daniel Adkins CEO Transnational Academic Group Middle East, Curtin University Dubai’s Academic Infrastructure Provider.
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