(MENAFN - Arab News) KACST President Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel has said that there are 170 Saudi scientists trained by KACST, 50 of whom are women, as confirmed by Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed, vice president for Research Institutes.
The statement came during a press conference on Saturday prior to the Saudi International Space and Aeronautics Technology Conference of 2012 and the 2nd International Conference on Aerospace Technology at KACST headquarters.
Al-Suwaiyel noted that the conference comes within the framework of KACST interest in space technology and strengthening the role of the Kingdom in this important sector of technology, pointing out that the session will be dedicated to the Kingdom's efforts and KACST's various programs.
The main sponsor, Azzam Mohamed Aldakhil, CEO of Saudi Research and Marketing Group, said that NUMU, as subsidiary company of the group, is providing science technology information designed for the coming generation.
NUMU is the exclusive digital advertising representative of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group, the Middle East's largest media house. The company serves as an extension of in-house sales teams, helping monetize local and international traffic at premium rates.
Nasser A. Annafeesi, the training and development head at Aramco, said that Aramco is committed to providing and supporting Saudi Arabia's ambition for advanced technology for youth and that these services are being provided to the youth as part of an intensive training program at Aramco.
Boeing International Vice President Ahmad Abdul Qader Jazzar also expressed his company's initiatives in technology, pointing out that they have been providing their service and field training to Al-Faisal University Students.
STC company is one of the main sponsors of the event which provided the SMS service for the event.