Under the Auspices of the Ministry of Culture The Fourth Edition of the “Science Days” launched at the Beirut Hippodrome

59 Projects exposed by 40 Institution during 3 days

Beirut, 21st October, 2011 Following a success that was marked by more than 17,000 registered entries last year; the “Science Days” (Ayam Al Ouloum) are back for their fourth year in a row at the Beirut Hippodrome. The three-day event was launched under the auspices of the Lebanese Minister of Culture Mr. Gaby Layoun and was attended by senior officials, international delegations from Switzerland and Italy and members of the press who praised the initiative and the benefits it presents to the community at large.

The comprehensive program will showcase the high caliber of science that exists in Lebanon and features presentations by universities, schools, research centers, associations and individuals. The event will feature 47 stands displaying various projects, applications of scientific research and its importance in our daily life and discuss the necessity, utility and the various approaches to scientific experiments.

“Ayam Al Ouloum helps contribute in the development of the country by showcasing the cultural and scientific capabilities of Lebanon and giving confidence to those who participate,” stated Mr. Gaby Layoun Lebanese Minister of Culture. “The event not only makes science enjoyable and fun but teaches us the important concepts related to chemistry, biology, genetics, and other fields of science,” he added.

“Science Days 2011” features a diversity of themes and discoveries that range from medicine and futuristic science to astronomy and environmental preservation all of which have been displayed by associations, universities, research centers as well as schools at dedicated stands.

This year, “Science Days 2011” is also introducing the new Information & Communication Technology section that will help people discover and learn about technology used in their daily lives and how it has become accessible to the millions of the people around the world.

“Now in its fourth year, Ayam Al Ouloum is growing from strength to strength, demonstrating the success of the event and the growing interest in science across Lebanon,” explained Malik Khoury, Vice President of Ayam Al Ouloum committee. “We’ve really proven that the caliber of talent in the field of science in Lebanon is like no other”.

Participants will use modern education techniques to spark curiosity and encourage visitors to discover the extraordinary phenomenon of knowledge.

Life science and health, environment and biodiversity, Inventions, physics, technology and computer science are themes that will be examined at “Ayam Al Ouloum” on October 20, 21 and 22, from 3:00 PM to 09:00 PM.

For more information please contact:

Science Days 

Lubna Haidar

Tel: 01-563663

Email: ayamalouloum@hotmail.com

Memac Ogilvy PR 

Carmen EL Hajj/ Layale Abou Antoun

Tel: +961 1 486 066

Fax: +961 1 486 064

Email: carmen.el-hajj@ogilvy.com




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