Dubai: Graduates of the ‘Emirati Explorer’ Program by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) were recently honored at an event which had Ms. Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, and Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security of Dubai and Chairman of HBMSU Board of Governors in attendance.
UAE Ministry of Community Development collaborated on the event which was organized under the patronage of the Emirates Talent Association.
EMIRATI EXPLORER PROGRAM
The Initiative reinforces the Emirati scientific community aligning with the university’s strategy to develop young talents skilled in leadership and technology.
THE GRADUATION CEREMONY
20 extremely talented graduates, their parents and several key officials were part of the Graduation Ceremony which was organized at the DP World Pavilion and the Fazaa Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai under the theme of “We Discover the Future”.
The event was followed by a “Talent Session”, where, students from the HBMSU presented their projects which they developed as part of the Initiative.
The attendees also enjoyed a stimulating and vibrant presentation that showcased explorers’ talents and inventions following the Expo 2020 Dubai theme, “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.
The ‘Talent Session’ was followed by the “Talents’ March”, a session where the graduates with their families, VIP guests, partners, and media professionals, marched to the “Wall of Talents” at the Fazaa Pavilion.
Once the students approached the newly inaugurated “Wall of Talent”, they held cards with their name, year of birth, and potential designation, displayed on the Wall, allowing event attendees to identify and learn more about the future innovators of the UAE.
Ms. Buhumaid commended the creative students for completing this qualifying stage at the university. The UAE Minister also highlighted that the significance of nurturing the talent of students and encouraging their creativity, as they represent the nation’s future and pave the way to excellence, happiness, and a higher quality of life.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gen. Tamim praised the graduates for their aptitude, abilities to present theses that reflect their potential, and confidence to play critical roles in advancing scientific innovation and knowledge leadership.
The Emirati Explorer Program strives to advance students’ knowledge, skills, and scientific abilities using advanced technologies, develop their perseverance and leadership capabilities, and improve their skills in deploying scientific methodologies to solve problems in basic sciences, including chemistry, biology physics, and mathematics.