Palestinian Students Share Stick Tec at PopTech

9th graders Nour Al-Arda, Asil Abulil, and Asil Shaar, and their teacher, Jameela Khaled, are proof of the power of innovation driven by local needs.

Palestinian Girls

They realized that the rough terrain and rundown streets around their home in the West Bank Al-Askar refugee camp made life difficult for a blind friend. So, they developed an electronic cane equipped with ground sensors which cause it to beep or vibrate when confronted by a hole or obstacle. Earlier this year, the four won a special award in applied enginering at Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair — a first for any Palestinian representative.

(Photo credit: Kris Krüg)

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