It is a pleasure to announce the second IMPMS essay contest for young writers. One of the objectives of IMPMS is to educate, motivate and inspire the young generation to become scientists. After the great success of our first essay contest in May 2020 to write an essay on medieval scholars and their scientific work. Now are shifting the focus to essay on great Muslim scientist of 20th and 21st century. Hopefully, this will encourage Muslim youth to become scientists.
The contestants should be between the ages of 15 – 18 years old.
Each contestant must write two essays:
First essay on one of the following Muslim noble laureates: Abdus Salam, Ahmed Zewail and Aziz Sancar.
The second essay on one of the following Muslim scientists: Dr. Burcin Mutlu Pakdil, Dr. Hayath Ali Sindi, Dr. Mahmut Gazi Yasargil, Dr. Maryam Mirzakhani, Dr. Mehran Kardar, Dr. Muncef Maha Slaoui, Dr. Rana Dajani and Dr. Samar Mubarakmand.
The top 3 essay writers will receive the following prizes:
First prize: $500, Second prize: $250 and Third prize: $150
Each essay should at least 1500 – 2500 words and include the following information:
Biography of the scientist
Their contribution to modern science
What inspires you about them and why
The selected winning essays will be published in The Muslim Observer