A SYRIAN STAR IS BORN
Voting from viewers around the Arab world combined with a jury deliberation garnered Yaman Abou Jieb a score of 37.2%, enough to win the first prize of $300,000 for his Solar Washing Machine, Glean. Yaman thrived on Stars of Science Season 7 due to his trademark resilience and determination. The young innovator from Syria emerged victorious in the breathtaking live finale of Stars of Science in Doha, Qatar, concluding the seventh season of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development's (QF) “edutainment reality” TV programme on MBC4. Launched in 2009, Stars of Science is dedicated to scientific innovation, and aims at shining a spotlight on the next generation of young Arab innovators. “By connecting young innovators like me with resources and expertise, Qatar Foundation generates interest in science, engineering, and design in the Arab world. Going forward, I will be driven not only to develop Glean, but to give youth across the region confidence in their abilities to improve lives through innovation,” says Abou Jieb.
Yaman Abou Jieb wins the Stars of Science reality TV show.