HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), received Adeeb Alblooshi, and his sister, Dana Alblooshi at DEWA main office in recognition of Adeeb’s international stature as the first Emirati and Arab child to be enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, following an early enrollment programme dedicated for gifted children. This is aligned with the vision of the UAE leadership to support young and innovative national talent in scientific fields. It also promotes UAE excellence in science, engineering, mathematics and space sciences.
Al Tayer welcomed the siblings and their parent, and expressed his appreciation and pride in their achievements and contribution to enhancing the UAE's prestigious international standing. Al Tayer expressed his gratitude to the wise leadership's efforts to consolidate the scientific and civilisational advancement, and encourage future generations to excel and innovate in all fields. This contributes to the ambitious vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It also supports the Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai a city of happy, creative and empowered people; and 10X initiative to enable the government of Dubai to keep ahead of the world in all sectors and to make Dubai the city of the future.
Gifted Children undergo a programme with scientific, psychological and academic supervision. Under this programme, gifted students are accepted from the age of 11, and graduate at the age of 17, as they get their first university degree that qualifies them to complete their post-graduate studies for research and inventions.
Adeeb and Dana are looking forward to specialising in space science. They plan to work on ‘Shuaa Zayed’, in cooperation with Dr. Franklin Diaz Research Centre, led by the former astronaut, and one of two persons in NASA history who has made seven space trips. The project includes the use of a radioactive plasma engine, which will reduce the time astronauts spend in space by a third.