Syrian students participate in European Olympiad for Physics

Damascus (ST): With the participation of Syria, the World European Olympiad for Physics for pre-university students started with participation of Syria and 56 states from Europe and other parts of the world.

The competitions include two rounds, each one lasts for five hours during which theoretical and practical computerized tests on the axes of static electricity,  static magnetism, mechanics, thermo-mechanics and nuclear physics are done.

The Syrian team comprises of five students: Omar Borhani and Bashir al-Refa'e from al-Sa'adehSchool in Damascus, Yahya Ibrhim from al-BasselSchool for Distinguished Students, Damascus,Abdullah al-Hisni from Al-Andalus Private School,Damascus and Mohammad Abu Wardan from the School of Distinguished Students in Aleppo.

33 scientific and research projects by students of the National Center for the Distinguished at the 11th Science Conference

With the participation of 198 male and female students who collaborated in presenting 33 scientific research projects in the basic scientific disciplines, the 11th scientific research conference was launched today at the National Center for the Distinguished. The Conference represents an important scientific station within the strategy of the Excellence and Creativity Authority in building generations distinguished in specialized sciences and creative in innovation.

 The two-day conference focuses on the sciences of “mathematics, physics, chemistry, informatics and biology,” according to Dr. Muthanna Al-Qubaili, Director of the National Center for the Distinguished, the conference aims at teaching students the basics of scientific research and work within a team. 

Al-Qubaili pointed out that the conference also aims to develop time management skills and the way of presenting the project before the competent arbitration committee by team members for each project within 15 minutes. The conference includes some huge scientific projects that take two years to complete.

The Agricultural Research Center in Tartous succeeds in growing Aerobic rice

TARTOUS, (ST)- The Agricultural Research Center in Tartous has announced that the experiment of growing aerobic rice succeeded for the first time in Syria. The experiment was conducted at Zahed Research Station where seeds are to be produced and handed over to the General Organization for Seed Multiplication (GOSM) in order to be distributed to farmers in Sahel Akkar (Akkar Plain) next year.

 Aerobic rice is a drought resistant kind of rice with a good grain yield.

According to Dr. Sameer al-Ahmad, member of the Zahed station's staff, the experiment for growing aerobic rice in the station started in 2015 through testing 19 types of rice. Only four varieties have been selected in accordance with the climatic conditions and the nature of the soil in Sahel Akkar.  He clarified that the selected varieties of rice were cultivated on May 17, 2020 in an area of 100 square meters for each type.

Syrian Inventor Designs a Portable Respirator by Recycling Damaged Electric Motors

The scientific and technology communities  around the world are putting technology to work to find solutions that help mitigate the impact of  COVID-19 ,the global health crisis.

In an attempt to contribute to efforts exerted to tackle the coronavirus , the Syrian inventor Majed Brro  has invented  a model for a portable electronic  respirator  to treat patients with pulmonary insufficiency. 

 Brro made it clear in a statement to SANA  that the respirator  is characterized by its small size so that it can be moved between hospital rooms and health centers, in addition to the ease of placing it in the ambulance and the possibility of it being acquired by  patients to treat emergency situations at  their  homes.

Syria wins five bronze medals and five certificates of appreciation at the Asia-Pacific Olympiad for Mathematics

The Syrian Scientific Olympiad team won five bronze medals and five certificates of appreciation in the Asia-Pacific Olympiad for Mathematics competitions. The results of the competitions which were organized by Indonesia via the Internet on March 11with the participation of about fifty countries,  were announced today.

The Excellence and Creativity Authority stated in a statement that the bronze medals as well as the certificates of appreciation were won by Secondary School students from Damascus, Aleppo and Tartous.