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UNESCO-Al Fozan International Prize for the Promotion of Young Scientists in STEM

On the initiative of the Al Fozan Foundation, the Prize was created by the UNESCO Executive Board at its 212th session and approved by acclamation. It is the 1st STEM Prize at UNESCO.

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International Jury

Prof. Adah Almutairi
One of Forbes top ten most influential female engineers in the world
Prof. Didier Queloz
Professor of physics at Cambridge Cavendish Laboratory and part-time at Geneva University.
Dr. Edna Matta-Camacho
A structural biologist with extensive experience in academia and the private sector.
Dr. Fadji Zaouna Maina
An associate research scientist in the Hydrological Sciences Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Prof. Ngo Bao Chau
2010 Fields Medal Distinguished Professor, Chicago University

The Jury is composed of five independent eminent members being personalities with a recognized reputation in the field of STEM. Selection of Jury is based on the need for diverse representation of scientific fields, equitable geographical distribution and gender equality.

About the Founder of the prize Mr. Abdullah Al Fozan

Abdullah bin Abdullatif Al Fozan is the chairman of Abdullah bin Abdullatif Al Fozan Foundation for Education and Al Fozan Holding, one of the fastest-growing family businesses in the region. The Foundation regularly initiates and participates in impactful and sustainable charitable endeavors that aim to serve society, the economy, and the environment.

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