Monday, 02 July 2012 17:44:44
Pakistani student bags silver medal in international competition
ISLAMABAD, Jul 2 (APP): A Pakistani student has won silver medal
in an international competition about environmental issues held at State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego.
According to a statement issued here on Monday, students from 40 countries presented 657 projects in the Genius Olympiad where the
Shadab Rasool Buriro from Khairpur, Sindh stood second to win silver medal.
Another Pakistani student Abdul Daim from Haripur, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, was awarded with honorable mention certificate.
Shadab Rasool and Abdul Diam, both students of Pak-Turk Schools presented their project, "Removal of Pollutants from Industrial Waste
Water by usage of Tea Waste" in the contest.
They had discovered a unique and economical way to reduce soil
contamination which is result of accumulation of man-made toxic substances
that has a negative effect of plant and animal life.
Pakistan bagged silver medal in 1st Genius Olympiad held in 2011
while so far Pakistani students have won 124 medals in the international
and national competitions.
The students also had participated in workshops, symposiums, cultural
events, exhibitions and interacted with some of the world's brightest young
Moreover, experts from Harvard, Cornell, Syracuse and SUNY delivered
lectures during the mega event on how learning takes place and ways to improve skills.