A Somalian-Canadian teenager, Hamdi Ali has taken the scientific world by storm by discovering an innovative way to extract rough diamonds from a rock. Her process is better than the current method as it doesn’t destroy the gems.
Hamdi’s discovery has been a massive development for stakeholders in the diamond industry who stand to transform their practices and profits,thanks to Hamdi’s intelligence.
Hamdi goes to school in Canada and surprised the world with her remarkable discovery.
Hamdi attended the University of Albertina as part of a scholarship program with Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science, and Technology (WISEST) during the summer with the hopes of broadening her understanding of science, wrote the university.
She says her supervisors for helping her gain valuable experience which went a long way in her discovery.
A graduate student Margo Regier who supervised Hamdi praised her positivity, confidence and enthusiasm, Briefly.co.za learned.
As the discovery could potential mean great profits for the diamond industry, companies such as De Beers Group Exploration have taken an interest in Hamdi’s project.
Hamdi presented her findings in front of around forty people, inspiring students at the Yellowknife Geoscience Forum in Canada.
Social media users applauded the bright young woman and shared the congratulations. Somalians around the world shared their pride and admiration. A Facebook user, Mahmoud Barreh, wrote “Congratulations to Hamdi and Well Done . We Somalis from all over the world are proud of you.”
“A great country like Canada is a right opportunity for young Somalis who have a natural cleverness to excel. Unfortunately, some young clever Somalis face barriers and prejudices in some other countries,” he added.
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