Omani Techie gets Scholarship from International Space Univ.
Muscat: Engineer Bahiah Al-Shoaibi became the only Arab woman to receive a scholarship from the International Space University, and she’s an Omani. Al Shoaibi received the scholarship from the International Space University (ISU) after competing with a number of international candidates. The course to be held in Australia will last for five weeks. Al Shoaibi, the only Omani and Arab woman participating in this course, has had a passion for space science since childhood. She started reading books on space science when she was a student. Al Shoaibi has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a Master’s degree in Mobile Telecommunication and Satellites Technology from the UK. She is currently working in Omantel as a Telecommunication Project Engineer. Al Shoaibi has participated in various local and international events. She invented a device to reduce the impact of sunlight on the frequencies of communication systems.