Egyptian student Mohamed Ayman Abdel Latif, 17, won the first prize at the Intel Science Competition Arab World 2015, which kicked off Friday.
Abdel Latif won $2,500 for his project on isolating lung cancer cells and preventing them from growing. He told Daily News Egypt he will work on developing his project and experimenting on animals to prove the results of the project.
The second prize was awarded to Mariam Al Hashimi from the UAE and the third prize went to another Egyptian youth.
Egyptian inventors acquired six of the nine awards provided by Intel, and won one out of six private awards provided by Mawhiba and Shoman.
The jury announced that three Egyptian projects won in “the best projects in category” competition, besides two from the UAE and one from Lebanon. Shoman Foundation awarded three projects, an Egyptian one, a Palestinian, and a Jordanian.
The participants in the competition were from Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Palestine, Qatar, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia.
The Intel Science Competition Arab World 2015 commenced in Alexandria, gathering over 120 students from across the Arab region to share their scientific research and innovative practices in competition for scholarship awards and funding opportunities.