FSSSC started in 1999 envisioned by Sheikha Fadyah Al-Saad Al-Sabah to support, encourage and nurture young Kuwaiti girls who have passion for science and research. Now, reaching its 12th year, it is considered the first and only science competition specifically targeting high school girls. FSSSC seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake team research projects. It fosters intensive research that improves students' understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines.