Team Saudi Arabia 2019 🇸🇦

Team Saudi Arabia consists of five passionate young students, a highly educated and skilled technical mentor, and an enthusiastic team leader. We are looking forward to inspiring our generation and igniting their passion to be involved in solving global challenges. We strive to take part in worldwide and international success and leave impactful traces on the world.

As students coming from different schools, we’ve met one another in one of the innovation hubs in the Eastern Province, called “BrightUp.” At BrightUp, our paths cross through our mutual interest and love for STEM. We are very excited to combine our experiences, skills and share our ideas with youth from all over the world. Most importantly, as productive individuals, we are honored to take part in finding a sustainable solution for one of the world’s biggest problems “pollution.” As we are eager to share our interests with FIRST Global, below is a brief introduction of our team:

Sulafa AlShehri, Student:
Sulafa is an enthusiastic and goal-oriented 14-year-old who has been in many tech-related courses. She is greatly interested in puzzle cracking and problem-solving, and that includes her love for technology and engineering. As this is her first international competition, she is hoping to learn a lot through this incredible opportunity, and she is thrilled to participate on behalf of her country.

Fadil Younes, Student:
Fadil is a hardworking and determined 15-year-old who is interested in reading, agriculture, aviation, programming, robotics design, and construction. He is very inspired to join this year’s challenge as it addresses solutions to one of the world’s biggest issues. Building robots, the smart usage of technology for the benefit of people globally, and the spirit of this challenge are what he loves most about First Global.

Ghala AlShamekh, Student:
Ghala is an observant 14-year-old who contributes to the team by sharing her unique ideas and skills. She is passionate about programming, arts and crafts, as well as structuring objects. She believes that this competition is one of a kind and is beyond elated to be a part of it.

Abdulaziz AlNutaifi , Student:
Abdulaziz is a very curious 14-year-old who has always been keen to know and learn about robotics. He is thrilled for the chance to participate in hands-on experience and put his building and engineering skills to the test. He is ecstatic to meet people with the same interests and participate in a worldwide tournament.

Lena Alabdulwahab, Student:
Lena is a hardworking and ambitious 17 year old. She is interested in all parts of STEAM. This will be her second time participating in a global scientific celebration, as she took part in Intel’s international science and engineering fair 2019. She is beyond excited and proud to be representing Saudi Arabia again in FGC. She believes that with curiosity and determination anything is possible.

Dr. Kamal Chenaoua, Technical Mentor:
Dr. Chenaoua is a committed faculty member in the Department of Computer Engineering at King Fahd University (Saudi Arabia). He has excellent communication skills with students of different ages, backgrounds, and academic levels.

‎‏Maysoon Homidan, Team Manager:
Maysoon is ‏a Computer Engineer graduate from Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University who believes in the potential of youth in leading a superior future. With her exceptional passion and enthusiasm, she guides and helps the team members to grow and walk in their creative successful journeys.

From the Saudi Team, we would like to express our gratitude to all our supporters who made our participation in FIRST Global possible.

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