Wadi Girl makes a Mark at International Science Camp

For Ammara Farzeen, August 2010 will remain a memorable month in her life. It was in August, Farzeen, a XI standard student of DAV Public School at Wadi in Chitapur taluk of Gulbarga district, made a mark at the international-level as a young scientist.

The eldest daughter of Mohammad Abdul Saheen, a miller in the cement plant of Associated Cement Company (ACC) at Wadi, and Tanveer Fatihma, a teacher in the DAV Public School, Farzeen was one of the four students from India selected to participate in the International Science and Engineering Camp 2010 in Seoul, South Korea, from 1st August, 2010 to 15th August, 2010.

Farzeen, who had won honours at the national-level science seminar organised by the National Council of Science Museum (NCSM) at the Nehru Science Centre in Mumbai on 26th September, 2010, was the lone girl selected from South India to represent the country in the International Science and Engineering Camp.

Farzeen, who wants to become a scientist after pursuing higher studies at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), was a topper in academics right from primary school to X standard. Farzeen secured 99.52 per cent marks in the CBSE examination last year.

On the topic “Chandrayan I”, she made a presentation on “Promises and concerns” at the district, State and national-level contests organised by the NCSM and emerged topper to be selected to represent India in the International Science and Engineering Camp in Seoul.

Farzeen, who interacted with eminent scientists and technocrats from the U.S., Brazil and South Korea, won accolades from the participants and judges for her oratory skills while presenting a paper on “Global Climate Changes”.

During her research activities in the camp, Farzeen chose “Nano Fusion Technology” as her subject and got the much needed exposure to the sophisticated and advanced research laboratories in South Korea.

As many as 130 students from 14 countries participated in the camp.

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