Islamabad: A Pakistani student has won silver media in an international competition about environmental issues held at State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego.
Students from forty countries presented 657 projects in the Genius Olympiad where the Shadab Rasool Buriro from Khairpur, Sindh stood second to win silver medal.
Another Pakistani student Abdul Daim from Haripur, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, was awarded with honourable mention certificate.
Shadab Rasool and Abdul Diam, both students of Pak-Turk Schools presented their project, “Removal of Pollutants from Industrial Waste Water by usage of Tea Waste” in the contest.
They had discovered a unique and economical way to reduce soil contamination which is result of accumulation of man-made toxic substances that has a negative effect of plant and animal life.
Pakistan bagged silver medal in 1st Genius Olympiad held in 2011 while so far Pakistani students have won 124 medals in the international and national competitions speak of their extraordinary talent which result in amazing accomplishments.
The students also had an opportunity to see the other projects; they participated in workshops, symposiums, cultural events, exhibitions and interacted with some of the world’s brightest young minds, said supervisor of the students Ahmet Efeturk.
Moreover, experts from Harvard, Cornell, Syracuse and SUNY delivered lectures during the mega event on how learning takes place and ways to improve skills.
Both the students will embark upon one week trip to Turkey from tomorrow (June 30) as announced earlier by the administration of the Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges. via, thenewstribe