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. 

Syria's Ambassador to the Tehran University of Medical Sciences Jowel Makdisi

Jowel Makdisi is Syria's Ambassador to Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) As the Syrian woman has proven herself strongly inside her country in the most difficult conditions, she was also able to create a distinguished position for her on the international scene, as she works to convey the image of the struggling genuine Syrian people to every place in the world. Her love for her country dominates her heart, wherever she goes. Her goal is to convey the image of the homeland to the world, so that it can see Syria as it is, the land of civilization and love. Today, from Iran, Dentist Dr. Jowel Carlo Makdisi shows a model of the educated Syrian woman who, along with her scientific excellence in medicine, has proven herself to be the daughter of ancient genuine Syrian civilization. She introduced the Iranian and international community to Syria and its society, customs, traditions and folklore. She was indeed a good ambassador for her country, as she was granted the title of Syria's Ambassador to Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) by her university due to her many distinguished participations in international conferences in addition to the  exhibits  and festivals that were held in the name of Syria and her university.