Saturday, April 25, 2009

Angkasawan On Jury Panel For Competition


KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 (Bernama) -- Angkasawan Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor will be among an international panel of 10 experts to judge the live final of Airbus' global competition for students, 'Fly Your Ideas', on June 19.

The independent jury will comprise five Airbus representatives and five independent industry experts.

The live final will be held at Le Bourget Air Show in Paris.

The Angkasawan had inspired many young people from the region and beyond, to show an interest in aeronautics, Airbus Communications Director-Asia Sean Lee said today.

In a statement here today, he said Airbus was honoured over Dr Sheikh Muszaphar's participation as judge in the competition, especially given the great response it received from across the region.

The competition was launched last year by Airbus, one of the world's leading aircraft design and manufacturing companies, to challenge those pursuing bachelor's degree, masters or PhD in any academic discipline, to come up with and develop innovative and eco-efficient ideas to shape the future of aviation.

Over 2,350 students from 130 countries registered for the competition.

"The response from Asia was especially good with 38 teams from the region selected to go through to Round Two, including five teams from University Teknologi Malaysia," he said.

With only a few weeks remaining before the end of Round Two, Airbus experts from various fields are assessing the proposals and will select five teams to continue to the live final.

-- BERNAMA

More info on http://www.airbus-fyi.com/

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