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Applied Science Department (APS) Student from Environmental Sciences Section (ESS) Wins The Research Council (TRC) Representation for 59th London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) at Imperial College London (United Kingdom)

22 May 2017

In a yet another path breaking success and first of its kind in the Sultanate of Oman, an Applied Sciences student of Higher College of Technology (HCT) Muscat wins The Research Council (TRC) Representation for 59th London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) at Imperial College London (United Kingdom). Five students from various universities and higher educational institutions in the Sultanate were selected to participate in a 15 days long residential event based at Imperial College London (UK) after a thorough and intense screening process TRC. Ms. Shireen Al-Lawati is one of the final successful contenders. Ms. Shireen Al-Lawati was successful in passing the interviews and proving the significance of her scientific project that was the brainchild of Environmental Sciences Section, HCT Muscat Oman.

Background:

  • LIYSF is a Two-week residential event based at Imperial College London with lectures and demonstrations from leading scientists around the world.
  • Visits to industrial sites, research centers, scientific institutions, world class laboratories and universities.
  • Active social calendar with events designed to enable participants gathered from over 65 countries worldwide to learn about different cultures.
  • Theme of LIYSF 2017: “Science-Making Life Better” will be considered on opening -day, in the student debate and over the specialist study day.
  •  For more information about LIYSF please see the following link: http://www.liysf.org.uk/

Benefits to HCT student:

  • Selected students to participate in London International Youth Science Forum 2017 will be covered the expenses of:
  • Participation fees of LIYSF 2017 (£1,895) which includes: 14 nights’ full board accommodation, meals, all lectures, demonstrations, visits and social program.
  • Round trip economy class Ticket (Muscat/London/Muscat).
  • An allowance of 200 OMR.
  • The TRC representation of students is sponsored by British Petroleum (BP) and Oman Air.

On behalf of the Deanship, the College Staff Research Committee (CSRC) congratulates Ms. Shireen Al-Lawati for her grand success and wishes her a very fruitful and educational stay at world’s top-notch college, the Imperial College, London (UK), the world’s 8th top college according to Times Higher Education World University Ranking, 2017. The college is a home to 14 Nobel Prize winners, including Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin. The CSRC wishes many new achievements for HCT students in future.

References:

  1. https://home.trc.gov.om/tabid/1274/language/en-US/Default.aspx
  2. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/imperial-college-london#ranking-dataset/558261

 

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