The third edition of the Oman Science Festival 2022 concludes on Saturday. The Ahmed bin Majid theatre witnessed the concluding ceremony of Hello Code international competition for young programmers.
More than 80 students represented the Sultanate of Oman, of which 12 made it to the international final. The competition came in collaboration with the Technology Space Institute, which specialises in developing programming skills among children.
The innovators pavilion also witnessed four training workshops, of which Sultan Qaboos University, represented by the Innovation and Technology Transfer Center, hosted two.
A number of national institutions are also participating in the Oman Science Festival to instill a quest for scientific knowledge through competitions in a fun and attractive way.
The pavilion of the parachute battalion of the Royal Army of Oman features tools and equipment used in mountain climbing such as helmets, gloves, ropes and metal ladders. The battalion personnel use these gear to transport the injured on the mountains and to move one point and another on the mountains.
Other pavilions hosted interactive sessions, competitions and activities to raise scientific awareness and promote curiosity,
Malak al Hatimi of Bee’ah, said: “We conducted a quiz on the environment in general and Bee’ah in particular. It aims to enhance the community's awareness of the importance of maintaining the environment and people's awareness of the company, and the company provided valuable gifts to the winners of the competition”.
The pavilion on robots hosted a series of competitions to introduce various aspects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Khadija al Hanaiyah, teacher of Information Technology at Marya Al Qubtiya School in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate, said: “The competition targetted students who are good at science and have a talent for scientific innovation. It helped them to know about making robots and acquire advanced scientific skills.”
The six-day festival witnessed huge turnout of students and science enthusiasts to know about trending scientific topics. Visitors praised interactive scientific activities, workshops, exhibitions of innovations, experiments, competitions, lectures and discussion sessions.