Four youth who have captivated audiences across the Arab world will compete to be named the region’s top innovator in the live finale of Stars of Science, Qatar Foundation’s “edutainment reality” TV program on MBC4. The ranking of finalists Thieab Al Dossary of Bahrain, Sultan AlSubhi of Oman, Rania Bou Jaoudeh of Lebanon and Mohammed Al Housani of Qatar will be determined by a public vote and a jury deliberation in the live finale, which will air from the Stars of Science studios in Doha on MBC4 on Saturday, 15 November 2014 at 8:00pm KSA/ 5:00pm GMT.
Viewers from all over the world can submit their vote by SMS or by landline to different numbers based on country and mobile carrier. In the live finale, finalists will be ranked based on voting from the public and a jury deliberation. Visit www.starsofscience.com/English/Vote to find out how you can vote.
Stars of Science, now in its sixth season, pits innovators against each other in a competition to turn their ideas into reality. Twelve candidates aged 18 to 30 come to Doha, Qatar, where they are mentored by world-class engineering and design experts at the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP). The innovators’ resilience, ingenuity and teamwork are tested in challenges throughout the show as they develop their inventions from concept to commercialization with the ultimate goal of winning funding for their projects.
Stars of Science chose the twelve candidates in an international casting tour that considered thousands of applicants. Viewers witnessed these candidates work tirelessly to engineer, design and refine their projects with the knowledge that some among them would be eliminated by a jury of experts in weekly primetime episodes.
Months of development, elimination rounds and jury feedback have resulted in some of the most advanced prototypes ever seen on Stars of Science. Thieab Al Dossary, known to viewers as “The Intellectual,” hopes his Tactile Communication Bracelet, which enriches multimedia experiences by relaying synchronized pulses to a user’s arm, will make him Bahrain’s first winner. “The Strategist” Sultan AlSubhi is contending to be Oman’s first winner with his Wudu’ Area Robotic Cleaner, a robotic device that automatically cleans the ablution areas of prayer facilities and mosques.
Lebanon’s Rania Bou Jaoudeh, known as “The Planner,” can become the first female winner of Stars of Science with her Automatic Zucchini Corer, which greatly reduces the time and strenuous effort spent preparing a common staple of Arab cuisine. “The Scientist” Mohammed Al Housani looks to earn Qatar’s second title with his Efficient Solar Energy System, designed to better convert sunlight to power.
A total of $600,000 will be awarded to the finalists based on the results of the public vote and jury deliberation. The live finale of Season 6 of Stars of Science, hosted by Khaled Al Jumaily, will air on MBC4 on Saturday, 15 November 2014 at 8:00pm KSA/ 5:00pm GMT.