In a yet another sparkling and spectacular show of innovation credentials, Higher College of Technology has done it again, consecutively in the Year 2018 by getting 3 of its students (Ms. Shamsa Al-Salti, Diploma Year II, Chemical Engineering; Mr. Ibrahim Al-Harthi, Civil Engineering; and Ms. Safa Al-Habsi) selected at National and International level for the prestigious London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF, 2018) Competition at Imperial College London. It was an intense and very high level competition among students from all over Oman to get selected and represent the Sultanate of Oman in the United Kingdom for this exceptionally esteemed International Science gathering.
The selected students were sponsored by The Research Council of Oman (TRC) for 15 days’ stay at world renowned Imperial College, London and were given a chance to communicate with bright students from all over the world. The competition also enabled them to gain significant knowledge and get inspired by the living legends themselves, the Nobel Laureates in Science.
Till date Imperial College London (UK) has produced 14 Nobel Laureates, 74 Fellows of the Royal Society, 84 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and 85 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
LIYSF, London 2018 Experience in the words of Ms. Shamsa Al-Salti, Chemical Engineering student at department of Engineering:
LIYSF was one of the best experiences I have been through in my life. I have learnt so many things in science, cultures, technologies and new innovations in the contemporary world. In addition to this, the scientific visit to world renowned university and center of excellence, Imperial College London, has added immensely to my scientific understanding. The intellectual gathering of youth from various nations to share their ideas among each other was unique and thought provoking, as the young people are the future builders of their respective societies and nations. It was also a great opportunity to make friends and learn more about other cultures and traditions. The best moment in my life was meeting with biggest personalities in the field of knowledge and science, the Nobel Laureates. As a student of HCT, I vehemently advocate and encourage students to participate in such life changing International events and forums to represent our college and country. I would like to sincerely thank the college administration for encouragement and especially Dr. Suad Al-Kindi (HoS Environmental Sciences Section), and Dr. Syed Samiuddin (Environmental Sciences Section) from Applied Science Department for their continuous support, guidance and encouragement to participate in this world renowned International Science Forum.
LIYSF, London 2018 Experience in the words of Mr Ibrahim Al-Harthi, Civil Engineering student at department of Engineering:
LIYSF was a great and special event for me. In fact, it was the first time for me in seeing many people from 70 different countries as well as communicating with people who are having different cultures, regions, ideas and studies. It was a huge chance to share different things starting from the thoughts and ending by the works and actual sharing. Moreover, during the activities of the forum, I was lucky to speak and deal with the other students using and practicing my English skills. Also, I was feeling motivated and encouraged to be punctual, so it helped me in managing my time and controlling the actions. Moreover, I was lucky to be chosen for two extra visits with two other students .The visits were supported by the BAE Systems which was one of the sponsors .The first visit was in Samlesbury ASK facility which is the main institution of training and educating BAE System students ,And the other visit was in Graphene Institute in Manchester University .Finally, living and experiencing the feeling of studying abroad was gorgeous, especially when we stayed at the hostel of the college.
News about the event was published in the national newspaper and social media: