Jordanians win LUMA’s scientific global award

The Jordanian team celebrating its win at the LUMA Center event in Finland on June 13, 2022. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — A research project by Jordanian school students has won the International LUMA StarT Awards, awarded by LUMA Center Finland, which promotes competence in mathematics, science, and technology, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. اضافة اعلان

The project entailed comparing the ratio of aluminum migration to the food from different kinds of aluminum foil. The winning team from the ISO Academy consists of teacher Hadeel Al-Khatib and seventh grade students Siwar Zureikat, Sadeen Hamadna, and Jana Al-Sawalmeh.

Zureikat said the team had won first place in the International LUMA StarT Award-Jordan, organized by Ebtikar in collaboration with the University of Jordan and the Ministry of Education, for projects for the 13–16 age group, and then got nominated to take part in the global version.

The team sent written information and a video explaining the project’s phases and went on to win the award, which is given to the three best StarT student projects internationally.

The three winning teams were announced on June 13 and were recently invited to Finland to receive their awards and participate in the gala 2022.

StarT competition has two categories: projects by teams of children and youth, and best educational practices by teachers, instructors, and other educators.

Ebtikar has been a partner and representative of LUMA in Jordan since 2018; it is the local organizer of the competition.

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