Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) Deputy Head Boy and Sixth Former Amir Abdou is one of 20 students within the UAE to be selected by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre to visit Florida in the USA to experience Lunar and Zero Gravity as well as carry out experiments on-board a specially equipped aircraft – also known as the ‘Vomit Comet’.
The young lad has also been chosen to lead the group in the USA after Committee Members from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre observed his leadership skills.
Amir’s complex experiment entry consisted of testing different liquids to discover how viscosity is affected in Zero Gravity.
Amir will now conduct this experiment during the ‘Vomit Comet’ flight which lasts for only 22 seconds.
Amir is currently studying the I.B. Diploma, and has chosen to study higher level physics, chemistry, maths, business, English and Spanish to ensure he can pursue his dream career in science.
“I want to be able to look at Quantum Physics and discover the different mysteries of the Universe, explained Amir. “Entering and winning this Zero Gravity Competition brings these dreams even closer. It really is an opportunity of a lifetime for me, and I am very grateful to my science teachers at JESS for inspiring me and helping me to reach for the stars.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre runs the science competition to motivate students to take interest in science and innovation.