Mohammed Al Housani of Qatar was named the overall winner of Stars of Science in a thrilling live finale in Doha, Qatar, concluding the sixth season of Qatar Foundation's "edutainment reality" TV program on MBC4. Mohammed Al Housani earned a combined score of 49.6% from public voting and a jury deliberation to win, taking home the first prize of $300,000 USD to help develop his Efficient Solar Energy System, Taqatech.
Following Al Housani in second place with a combined score of 23.4% was Sultan Al Subhi from Oman, inventor of Wudu1, the Wudu’ Area Robotic Cleaner. AlSubhi received $150,000 USD. Rania BouJaoudeh from Lebanon came in third place with a combined score of 19.4% for her Automatic Zucchini Corer invention Corizta. Thieab Al Dossary, inventor of Feelix, the Tactile Communication Bracelet, placed fourth with a combined score of 7.6%. BouJaoudeh and Al Dossary will receive $100,000 USD and $50,000 USD respectively.
Mohammed Al Housani, Winner of Stars of Science Season 6, said: "I am delighted to win first place of Stars of Science Season 6 and proud to represent Qatar. Stars of Science was an incredible experience that was made unforgettable by my fellow candidates as well as the program's mentors, judges and viewers. I thank Qatar Foundation for making the program possible and continuing to believe in the potential of young Arab innovators like myself. It is my hope that others around the region are encouraged to participate in Stars of Science."
Launched in 2009 by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Stars of Science is the region’s first pan-Arab Edutainment TV program dedicated to innovation. Innovators interested in entering Stars of Science Season 7 still have time, with online applications closing on December 10th 2014. Young Arab innovators between the ages of 18 -30 are encouraged to apply via the official Stars of Science website www.starsofscience.com.