Karachi, March 28, 2013 (PPI-OT): Submissions open for student competition aimed at fostering creative thinking and encouraging sustainability
Total of USD56,500 to be awarded as cash prizes
Winners to be announced during awards ceremony in November
Siemens held an information session at Ghulam Ishaque Khan Institute of Science and Technology Swabi as part of a series of university visits across Pakistan to challenge the region’s brightest young minds to develop real-world solutions to real-world challenges as part of its Student Award 2013 competition.
The event was attended by a large number of students and faculty member. Mr.M.N. Arslan Head of HR at Siemens and Mr.Zia Zuberi Head Communications and Government affairs Siemens addressed the students the award tasks students with selecting one of four assignments and developing a practical and creative solution to it.
The assignments, which are defined by Siemens experts, address real-life challenges in the Middle East and Pakistan that will need to be tackled to support sustainable development in the region. Out of four finalists, the frontrunner will be rewarded with a cash prize of USD25,000, followed by USD10,000 for each of the three runners-up and USD 1,500 for the winner of a people’s choice award. Submissions will be evaluated by a high-profile jury whose members contributed to sustainable initiatives around the Middle East and Pakistan.
In addition to University Days in Pakistan, Siemens plans to conduct several other visits across the Middle East region in countries including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, and Libya. The deadline for submissions online at www.siemens.com/studentaward is May 15 and the winners will be announced during an awards ceremony in Qatar in November.
For more information, contact:
Zia Ul Islam Zuberi
Siemens Pakistan Engineering Company Limited
B-72 Estate Avenue, S.I.T.E,
Tel: +92 (0) 21 32574910-19, 3259 2000
UAN: 021 111-077-088
Fax: +92 (0) 21 32563563, 32566218