Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 February, 2012.
Reem Al Junaibi and Maitha Al Kaabi, two Master’s students from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, are in final preparations before leaving to join Sir Robert Swan’s International Antarctica Expedition 2012 team on 28 February in Ushuaia, Argentina. Their joining the expedition is part of the Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program, a Masdar Institute outreach initiative that aims to inspire, educate and empower energy leaders of tomorrow.
During their expedition through the southern continent, Reem Al Junaibi and Maitha Al Kaabi will participate in the ‘2041 Education Base (E-Base) Goes Live’ mission by utilizing the knowledge they gained at Masdar Institute. They will also conduct research their own independent research projects and return to the UAE on 16 March.