Oman Air supports scholarship for gifted Omani physics student
Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate, in collaboration with the Italian Agency for Nuclear Physics and the Research Council of the sultanate, has announced its support to sponsor a scholarship for talented physics student Zainab Obuad al Salhia.
The Italian Agency for Nuclear Physics is the main supervisor of the scholarship, which will focus on the study of the basic components of matter and its laws. Nearly 5,000 awardwinning scientists from all over the world, whose work has already received global recognition, are involved in the initiative.
Zainab received the scholarship to work on the project having been recommended by the European Space Agency. Her work will focus on the fields of particle physics, cosmo physics, nuclear physics and theoretical physics as well as technological research. She represents the sultanate at the Space Generation Advisory Council to support the United Nations programme on Space Application and is a member of Women in Aerospace Europe.
Dr Khalid bin Abdulwahab al Balushi, senior manager of Government Affairs at Oman Air, said, “We are proud to engage with prestigious scientific research and are delighted to sup- port such a gifted Omani student. It is vital for the future of the Omani economy that we encourage the country’s youth to be technological and scientific innovators.”
Zainab, who is currently a civil engineering student at Caledonian College of Engineering, said, “I wasn’t expecting this opportunity to come about at this point, at this time, but I have a great interest in the sultanate's participation in such international schemes and its collaboration with major European institutions focused on scientific research and development.”