290. Syed Shadman Hossain (Freshman Student, John Hopkins University)


Syed Shadman Hossain won the  Alternate Grand Prize in the Medicine and Health Sciences category in the 2012 Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair for his project entitled, Cytotoxicity of TQ on Bacteria and Cancer Cells.

He is currently a freshman at Johns Hopkins University studying biomedical engineering and computer science and hopes to integrate his two areas of interest to hopefully one day develop novel methods of disease detection and treatment.

His publication of his research is here: http://www.jes2s.com/pdfs/hossain_et_al.pdf



274. NuqtaARTS (Mobile Arts Organization)

NuqtaARTS provides mobile art classes to people of all ages. It is based in the Washington DC metropolitan area and is available to travel to your local community center. NuqtaARTS offers four courses covering water marbling, muqarnas, geometric design and latch hooking. All of these methods have been employed throughout history by various societies to convey beauty and meaning in their artistic creations.

​In Arabic calligraphy the nuqta (pronounced like Barnes and Noble’s “nook”-ta) or dot is the smallest unit of measure. It is the building block upon which whole scripts were developed. NuqtaARTS hopes to provide the building blocks for its students’ artistic creations.

To learn more about their work “like” them on Facebook or follow them on twitter @NuqtaARTS. You can also follow them on Instagram @NuqtaARTS.



265. Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad (16 Year-Old Scientist, Egypt)

Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad was the winner of the 2011 European Union Contest for Young Scientists for finding a new way of turning plastic into biofuel.


249. Abdul Ahad Momand (First Afghan Man in Space)

Abdul Ahad Momand  is a former Afghan Air Force aviator who became the first Afghan and 4th Muslim in space when he spent nine days aboard the Mir space station in 1988 as a Intercosmos Research Cosmonaut.He was the fourth Muslim to reach space, after Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Muhammed Faris, and Musa Manarov.He was also the first Muslim who took the Holy Qur’an to the space.




243. Dr. Hayat Sindi (Science Entrepreneur, Saudi Arabia)

Dr. Hayat Sindi is a Saudi medical researcher who was born in Makka, Saudi Arabia. She has invented a machine combining the effects of light and ultra-sound for use in biotechnology. Her major project is being carried out in partnership with the universities of Exeter and Cambridge.





220. Rumi Khan (App Developer, Delaware)



There are now more than 500,000 iPhone apps, and one of them is the creation of Rumi Khan, a 12-year-old student at Newark Charter School. The Delaware Department of Education recently recognized Rumi’s efforts to create and distribute “Dare to be Square: The Adventure of the Red Square.” Rumi designed the game, wrote the code and drew the graphics for the game, which has 10 levels where the main character, the square, fights enemies to ultimately recapture his lost memory. He created everything but the music. A snippet of the game is at grabbyarmgames.com, the website for Grabby Arm Games, which he founded.



Rumi’s science blog: