ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Two Pakistani kids have received top honors at an international science competition in the United States.
Talia Kulsoom and Umm-e-Kulsoom, both 12th graders at the Pak-Turk Maarif International Schools and Colleges, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Girls Campus in Karachi, received first place in the Physical Science category at the 2022 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Atlanta.
The pupils’ research, which was conducted under the guidance of their instructor Hira Bashir, concentrated on the extraction of “vegan leather” from Cedrus deodara, a cedar tree species native to the Himalayas, according to the school.”Our intelligent pupils believe in the green world and resource conservation, which inspired them to come up with this novel proposal,” the school added.
The Society for Science and Engineering, a non-profit organization based in the United States, hosts the ISEF every year.
The event is billed as “the world’s largest international science competition,” with over 1,800 high school students from over 63 countries participating each year.
The Maarif Foundation operates 28 schools and colleges throughout Pakistan, serving thousands of students in places such as Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore.