Greeners team from AAUP was qualified to represent Palestine in the semifinal stage at the HULT Prize 2020 competition that will take place in Boston– USA later this summer.
The team that contains students Lina Zahaika, Noor Daraghmeh, Haytham Sharabati and Ahmad Asa’d was qualified after they participated in the regional competition that was held via internet through remote communication means following the emergency procedure. This competition was meant to take place in Rawabi city this month but was changed to this remote competition via internet due to the spread of the new Coronavirus- COVID-19, and now AAUP team and another team from Gaza will represent Palestine internationally.
Greeners team project is about manufacturing low-priced, environmentally-friendly fertilizers that can compete the chemical fertilizers that emits harmful emissions to the environment and the human being. Their project aims to reduce water and soil pollution that is caused as a result of the leakage of harmful chemicals, and also to reduce the CO2 levels in the air.
It is good to mention that the HULT Prize Competition is considered as the first pioneering competition at the university students level around the world with a prize of almost a million US Dollars.