Under the supervision of Professor Mohy El Mazar Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the British University in Egypt and Dr Khaled Nematallah, the Faculty of Pharmacy was more than delighted to receive the Senior Student Taha from The International School Of Elite Education IB Section ( International Baccalaureate).
Taha wanted to investigate the energies absorbed by different complex compounds that he had learned about in his IB Chemistry class, where the Lab Facilities, unfortunately, weren’t available and very expensive in the possible labs around Egypt.
The Faculty of Pharmacy enthusiastically opened it’s doors and helped Taha with it’s high – tech Lab Facilities, to implement his tasks.
From their side, the school sent a thank you letter to the dean’s office on behalf of Taha who said (I wanted to investigate the energies absorbed by different complex compounds I had learned all about in my IB Chemistry class. Unfortunately, the equipment I needed for this investigation was not available in our School labs. I had to resort to the internet to find possible labs, but they were all expensive here in Egypt. I was about to drop my investigation and start a new on an easier, overdone investigation; however, a silver lining shone out of nowhere!
Mrs. Merhan, my chemistry teacher, had contacted the BUE, and after a few emails exchanged between my school’s administration and the BUE’s, I was able to finally meet with the generous Dean of the University himself, Do Mohy Elmazar, who gave me and Ms. Seba a warm welcome and introduced us to the amazingly modest, yet intellectual Chemist, Dr Khaled Nematallah, who enthusiastically showed me around the lab, presented the high-tech equipment we’ll use throughout the experiment and kindly allowed me to utilize them.
During the long periods of time in which the UV spectrophotometer measured the absorption of light at different frequencies, Dr Khaled and I chatted about chemical substances, and he disseminated a plethora of novel facts I truly found intriguing, he explained some procedures in the manufacturing process of medicine and introduced me to his colleagues in the lab working on their research. Their friendliness, sense of humor and modesty made me feel at home, and it was a different type of feeling I’d never felt before since it’s pretty rare to find a genuine scientific ambiance saturated with enthusiasm in Egypt from my past experience.
I would like to truly thank the BUE and the International School of Elite Education for making this day a reality with precise planning and execution. I hope more collaborations take place m the near future so as to allow younger students an experience that would last them a lifetime!)