High Achieving Youth Episode 1

30 Mar, 2023

High Achieving Youth Episode 1

Catch us live with Talha Zubair- who has just passed 12th grade and already accomplished wonders! On the 31st March 2023, STEMcIUB and Talha will have an online session where his amazing stories will be brought to you all. Please go through the list below to have an idea about achievements of our invited speaker. We shall try to discuss different activities and strategies for students which may help them to build a successful career friendly student profile form very early!

High Achieving Youth Episode 1
Guest: Talha Zubair
Education: Notre Dame College, Dhaka (HSC batch 2022)


1. Founder of Bacto Crop [Bacto Crop is an award-winning youth-led and research-centric Agri-Tech startup based in Bangladesh aiming to accelerate sustainable agriculture, promote plant growth and produce healthy crop plants in faster time by shortening seed germination period with high germination rate and enhanced seedling growth using soil-dwelling microorganisms]
2. Vice President (Project) and Founding Mentor of R&D Wing at Notre Dame Science Club
3. Summer Research Intern at Red Green Research Centre
4. Internship Trainee at Seattle Children's Research Institute
5. Selected Participant and Oral Presenter at Global Community Bio Summit 5.0

Awards and Honors:

1. Winner of Zayed Sustainability Prize 2023 and $100,000 Award Recipient
2. 4th Position at 5th Global Innovations Pitch Competition by American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
3. Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize Winner (announced at the Molecular Frontiers Symposium at Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences)
4. Technology Showcase Invitee at University of North Carolina Water and Health Conference 2022
5. Silver Medalist - International Medicine and Disease Olympiad 2022
6. Top 100 Young Talents of Asia (Youngest Top 10 Awardee)
7. Youth Delegate and Future Energy Leader - 13th International Renewable Energy Agency Assembly
8. Global Finalist, The Paradigm Challenge 2019-2022
9. International Finalist, Gifted and Talented Silicon Valley Innovators Venture Challenge 2022
10. International 3rd Prize Winner - NASA & NSS Space Settlement Contest 2021
11. Global Champion and Best High School Team for Space Settlement Design - Cities in Space Competition 2021
12. Bronze Medalist in 'Life Sciences' category and Team Leader of Bangladesh - International Science and Invention Fair 2020
13. Conrad Innovator Awardee and Semi-finalist in 'Health and Nutrition' category - Conrad Spirits of Innovation Challenge 2023
14. Presenter and Finalist - UNDP Strengthening Inclusive Development CHT Fund Competition
15. Inaugural Winner of Glocal Teen Hero Bangladesh
16. Top 500 Shortlisted Teams, Young Tycoons Business Challenge
17. National Finalist (only high school student) in HealthTech Category - Bangladesh Blockchain Olympiad 2022
18. Bronze Awardee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award