(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The four finalists will be ranked by jury deliberation and voting from the Arab world with a share of $600000 on the line.
DOHA: Innovators Omar Hamid of Egypt and Mourad Mohamed Benosman of Algeria cleared the final hurdle in their quest to become Stars of Science finalists on MBC4 beating Palestine’s Nadim Rifai in a captivating design episode.
Omar’s near-perfect prototype earned him universal praise and a remarkably high score while the simple effectiveness of Mourad’s device helped him secure the last finalist spot over Nadim.
For Omar and Mourad a showdown with fellow finalists Hassan Albalawi of Saudi Arabia and Yaman Abou Jieb of Syria lies ahead.
In the live final which will air on November 20 at 7pm KSA/4pm GMT on MBC4 the finalists will be ranked by jury deliberation and voting from the Arab world with a share of $600000 on the line.
Stars of Science is Qatar Foundation for Education Science and Community Development’s (QF) popular “edutainment reality” TV programme on MBC4. It has seen young innovators compete against each other to turn their creative ideas into reality and is part of QF’s mission to encourage Arab youth to reach their potential while fostering and providing a platform to facilitate success.
Over 10 prime time episodes and accompanying daily episodes audiences have seen 12 of the best innovators from across the Arab world turn their ideas into working prototypes.
Candidates are gradually eliminated in competitive stages as they work with world-class engineering and design specialists at Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) a member of QF.
Friday’s episode was the penultimate step in the remaining candidates’ innovation journey.
The young adults were challenged to enhance their devices into user-friendly attractive products.
To avoid being defeated and sent home packing Omar Mourad and Nadim worked harder spending long nights in QSTP labs in preparation for the jury presentation.
Stars of Science’s expert jury comprises permanent jurors Yussif Abdulrahman Saleh General Manager Qatar Shell Research and Technology Center and Professor Fouad Mrad Executive Director the United Nations ESCWA regional technology centre.
They were joined by VIP juror James Law a visionary designer who founded James Law Cybertecture International an innovative architectural firm.