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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.

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