Palestinian Girls Could Be 'Einsteins of Tomorrow'
Teen Inventors Know the Way to San Jose After Designing Walking Cane for the Blind
By SIMON MCGREGOR-WOOD
JERUSALEM, April 28, 2010
Three teenage Palestinian girls from Nablus are on the verge of scientific stardom, inspired by a desire to help blind people in their West Bank hometown. They have invented a revolutionary beeping walking cane for the blind.
Palestinian students Asil Shaar, left, Nour Al-Arda, center, and Asil Abu Lil hold two prototypes of a beeping walking stick for blind people that they built in Askar Girls' School, run by UNRWA, in Askar refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus. 14 year old Asil Abu Lil and her two friends entered their ingenuous invention into the Intel corp? sponsored International Youth Science Fair to be held in San Jose next month. Despite fierce competition, their invention was accepted.
Their successful breakthrough will be rewarded with a trip to a science fair in California next month.
Asil Abu Lil, 14, along with two friends Asil Shaar and Nour Al-Arda, entered their invention into an Intel Corp.-sponsored international youth science fair scheduled next month in San Jose.
Despite fierce competition, their invention was accepted.
The girls will become the first Palestinians ever to attend the prestigious event.
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