Jordan partakes in BT Young Scientist Exhibition in Ireland

[19-01-2023 02:26 PM]

Ammon News - Jordan participated in the BT Young Scientist Exhibition in Dublin, the longest-running STEM Exhibition in Europe.

Basel Abu Salameh and Seif Nakhleh, from the Jubilee Institute, won first place in 2022 in the first-ever Jordan Young Scientists (JoYS) competition with their project "Xchange", represented Jordan for the first time at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition.

A statement by the Irish embassy in Amman on Thursday said that the JoYS winners had the chance to showcase their project at this exhibition, as well as to engage with and learn from other students participating from Europe and Africa.

During the Exhibition, the Irish Deputy Prime Minister Tanaiste Micheal Martin and the Minister for Overseas Development, Sean Fleming visited the Jordanian booth and expressed the importance of Jordan's participation in such event.

The Ambassador of Ireland, Marianne Bolger, said "It was wonderful to see young Jordanian talent participate in the BT Young Scientists exhibition for the first time," adding " I am inspired by the X-Change project and how it seeks to support and enhance communication for the deaf community."

"The JoYS initiative, which was launched by the Embassy of Ireland, is one that I am extremely proud to be part of and my hope is that it will grow in strength each year in Jordan into the future. I look forward to viewing this year’s competing projects at the 2023 Exhibition in June" she further said.

Mohammad Tahboub, JoYS Chairperson, who joined the students on this trip said "Our participation as a Jordanian delegation with our Jordanian students is a proud moment for all of us, seeing them participating in such important events and International Exhibitions motivates us more to support this kind of initiatives more and more".

Manar Abdullah, JoYS Coordinator, said "One of the highlights of my career and a way for me to give back to the community is being a part of the Jordan Young Scientist Initiative. In my opinion, it is our responsibility to ensure that the next generation does have the fair chance and opportunity to show their creativity in order to assist in the growth of our beloved Jordan on a scientific and economic level ".

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