2008 proved to be a great success for budding Pakistani scientists and engineers competing in international competitions. The
Intel International Science & Engineering Fair
2008, the world's largest pre-college science fair was held from May 11-16 in Atlanta, Georgia. Pakistan sent four students who presented three projects. The Pakistani team project by Zahra Suleman Tejani, Sara Moiz Ali and Arif Pyarali of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi were awarded a cash award of US$1,000 by the American Intellectual Property Law Association for their project
In April 2008, Raja Ahsan Mehmood from Pak Turk International School & College, Peshawar, was awarded a bronze medal for his variable color thermometer at the
International Environmental Project Olympiad
(INEPO Eurasia) held at Baku, Azerbaijan. The INEPO Eurasia encourages students from around the world to develop projects that solve environmental issues. He also participated in the Dreamline International Design Olympiad held at Ankara, Turkey from April 11-14, where he won silver medal and the Special Jury's Award.
Korea International Women Invention Exposition 2008
, held from May 5-10 secured one gold, one silver and two bronze medals for four Pakistani students. Mahrukh Tanweer, from the Defence Degree College for Women, DHA, Lahore was awarded a gold medal while Taibah Jaffery, a student of Froebel's International School, Islamabad won a silver medal for her project "Fly Wheel Energy". Bronze medals were awarded to Zara Iqbal of Pak-Turk International School & College, Islamabad for her project, "Cleaning of Acidic Water by Coal Ash" and to Amna Sarwer and Sadaf Shaheen, of Federal Government College for Women, G - 10/4, Islamabad for their team project, "Wild Plants are Precious."