By the Grace of Allah, AWSA held the Abdus Salam Science Fair on Saturday July 30, 2016 at the 68th annual Jalsa Salana USA, held in Harrisburg, PA. There were 5 participants from among Lajna and Nasirat, and approximately 20 Lajna and Nasirat attended the event. Participants were grouped by education level and winners received a medal and chocolate. All participants received a certificate. Groups A and B also received a book on the life history of Dr. Abdus Salam Sahib.
Group A (K-5th grade) winner
First place: Sadaf Ahmad, daughter of Najma Sehar, from the Baltimore jamaat for her presentation entitled “Volcanoes“.
Group B (6th-12th grade) winner
First place: Yumna Ahmed, daughter of Amna Ahmed, from the Brooklyn/Staten Island jamaat for her presentation entitled “Windspeed and Evaporation“.
Group C (Undergraduate/Graduate/Post-doctorate) winners
First place: Zainab Oriyomi Boone-Kukoyi from the Baltimore jamaat for her presentation entitled “Alternative Treatment of Gout Using Metal-Assisted and Microwave-Accelerated Decrystallization (MAMAD) Technique“.
Second place: Saman Nayyab from the Boston jamaat for her presentation entitled “Creating a Model of SOD1 Protein Aggregation in Drosophila melanogaster“.
Third place: Samrah Ahmed from the Chicago North West jamaat for her presentation entitled “Quran and Human Development“.