El-baz Promotes Support of Arab Science Foundation
Contact: Ann Deveney, 617/353-2240 | email@example.com
Boston, Mass. — Dr. Farouk El-Baz, Research Professor and Director of the Boston University Center for Remote Sensing, has become one of the first individuals to personally support the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF).
The Foundation was established on 26 April 2001 at Sharjah University, the Emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), through the vision of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, ruler of Sharjah. H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan invited Arab scientists from around the world to establish a charter for the Foundation and contributed the seed money for its endowment. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to support scientific research based on proposals from Arab scientists.
By announcing his contributions of 20,000 U.A.E. Dirhams to the Foundation’s endowment, Dr. El-Baz emphasized that he wished to invite all Arab scientists to contribute to this worthwhile cause. He also stated that “H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan has paved the way…the door is now open to all capable to contribute what they can. I feel strongly about this Foundation because of its noble objective to nurture the spirit of research and encourage excellence in the young generation of scientists in the Arab World.”
The foundation is based at Sharjah University. Contributions to its endowment may be mailed to ASTF, P.O. Box 27272, Sharjah, U.A.E