Oman Science Fest to target students

Energy Thursday 19/October/2017 12:57 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman Science Fest to target students

Muscat: A huge science fest will be held in Oman from October 26, the Ministry of Education has announced.

Details of the Oman Science Festival have been unveiled by the ministry.

The festival will be held from October 26 to 28 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre.

"Oman Science Festival will include more than 300 various activities in the areas of technology, innovation, mathematics, engineering, and robotics," the Ministry of Education tweeted.

"The Oman Science Festival is a scientific event, which is concerned with introducing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to students in particular and to the public in general. The festival aims to create a positive attitude towards science, innovation and scientific research, as well as encourage young people to continue studying in scientific specialisations," said Ibrahim Khamis Al Alawi from the Department of Innovation and Scientific Olympiad in the Al Dahirah Governorate.

Al Alawi added, "The Oman Science Festival is a perfect opportunity for students to become known and open doors to other national and international competitions and participation. This year, 80 schools will be participating in the festival, and it will be bigger and more comprehensive than the past ones; it will include games and scientific experiments, exhibitions, workshops, lectures and plays."