Pakistani Wins World Prize

Phoenix, Arizona: An American student of Pakistani parents, Ameen Abdulrasool of Chicago, is one of the three grand prize winners at an international science and engineering fair here. His project, “Prototype for Autonomy: Pathway for the Blind”, got him a scholarship worth $50,000 plus a trip to attend the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar during the Noble Prize distribution ceremonies later this year.
Eighteen-year-old Abdulrasool spent three years on this project before winning in the qualifying round in Illinois and came to Phoenix with his project for the fair. His father, who came to the US from Islamabad, is visually impaired and it was this tragedy in the family that motivated him to work on this project.


Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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