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Syrian Scientist Mamoun Taher wins the largest innovation prize in Sweden

 STOCKHOLM, (ST)- Syrian scientist and researcher, Dr. Mamoun Taher, has won the SKAPA award, Sweden's largest innovation prize, for his prestigious research on developing the Graphene material and applying the Graphene technology in different industries.

Last year, Dr. Taher received the King's Award for Science and Technology in Sweden for the best scientific research that has positive impacts on the development of human civilization.

In a statement to SANA, Dr. Taher said he will continue doing research that makes a difference in life through presenting research works and patents, speeding up innovation and developing the skills of the group of researchers working with him so that this group will be the first option and reference for researchers in Graphene technology around the world.

Launching of data science camp, the first of its kind in Syria, to train children and adolescents

With the participation of 20 trainees, the Artificial Intelligence Club at the Syrian Computer Society for Informatics Lattakia branch, launched an IT camp, the first of its kind at the Syrian level, to train children and adolescents between the ages of 11 and 18 in Information technology and data science to help them acquire data analysis skills, which are considered one of the most important requirements for future labor market.

On this new experience, Eng. Maryam Jawdat Fayyoud, Head of the Syrian Computer Society, Lattakia Branch, reported about this training camp:

"This camp is considered the first of its kind in the quality of specialization and the age group targeted. Firstly, we chose data science, which is considered one of the most recent and most important domains of sciences in the world. The economies of the major developed countries depend on big data and various specializations, in this context the Artificial Intelligence Club was asked to set An educational training plan for these different concepts in a way that suits the second aspect that we adopted in the camp, which is the targeted  age group, here adolescents, based on our firm belief in the ability of adolescents to obtain these sciences and establishing pioneers in the future in this field."

Digital Analysis for the Ancient Stone Buildings

Homs, (ST)- Due to the importance of archaeological buildings in Syria and the need for concerted efforts and exchange of experiences to protect and preserve them, the Heritage Committee of the Syrian Engineers Union, Homs Branch, in cooperation with Al-Baath University, organized a scientific day for constructionists entitled “Digital Modeling for the Analysis of Archaeological Stone Buildings and the Impact of Earthquakes and Fires on Stone Buildings” at the University's Faculty of Architecture.

Engineer Amer al-Siba'i, head of the Heritage Committee, stated that this activity aims to enhance the importance of our Syrian heritage, as part of it has been systematically destroyed and targeted by the fierce attack of the enemies of civilization, focusing on the extent of the destruction that affected the archaeological stone buildings during the terrorist war on Syria.

He called for activating cooperation between the Engineers Union and the universities in terms of exchanging experiences to transfer the up-to-date science to engineers wishing to find solutions to problems, as well as finding the correct treatment methods according to the condition of each building and making use of electronic programs to give quick and accurate solutions in strengthening the archaeological buildings.

Syria wins three bronze medals in the Asian Olympiad of Informatics

The students of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad won three bronze medals in the Asian Olympiad of Informatics, which was remotely organized by Indonesia on the fifteenth of this month, with the participation of 240 students from 33 countries.

The Excellence and Creativity Authority said in a statement that the winning students are Ahmed Muhammad Munther Haidar from the third secondary grade from Al-Mohseniya School in Damascus, Bishr Saad Al-Din Islambouli from the second secondary grade from Al-Morouj School in Aleppo, and Muhammad Noor Muhammad Khaldoun Masri from the third secondary grade from al-Ma’arifa School in Aleppo.

27 students of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad from Damascus, Aleppo, Homs and Lattakia specializing in “Informatics” participated in the Asian Olympiad for Informatics. The competitions lasted five hours at the same time in the participating countries and with the direct electronic link between the students and the Asian Scientific Committee for the Olympiad in Indonesia. It included a set of issues in the English language, which requires a high capacity for analysis and logical thinking in the field of programming and algorithms.

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Syria takes part in the Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad 2020


The students of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad on Saturday took part in the Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad 2020 organized online on by Indonesia.

Students from 33 countries participated in the event.

Nabough Yasin, Director of the Syrian scientific Olympiad at the Distinction and Creativity Agency said in a statement to SANA that 27 Syrian students specialize in informatics from  education centers in Damascus, Aleppo, Homs and Lattakia, took part in the Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad 2020.