One of the things I love best about Answers.com is its unique, diverse community. Over the years, I have been privileged to meet people from all walks of life and from all over the world. Doctors, engineers, park rangers, teachers…Mothers’ of the Year, beauty queens, valedictorians… the professions and titles are endless. But what I find especially fascinating is getting to know a contributor and then finding out there is more to them than meets the eye (or mouse click). Take, for example, this week’s featured contributor – holder of a Nobel Peace Prize. That’s right. In 2005, a distinct and very prestigious award was given to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei, for their efforts “to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way.” Among those to be honored was our very own Elosery. Here’s more:
How did you originally hear about WikiAnswers?
This happened coincidentally, as I was searching for some information on the Internet and found an answer on the site.
Please explain your user name.
It belongs to my family name (El-Osery).
What motivates you to volunteer your time to the Answers.com community?
I feel happiness when I find myself giving information to others or correcting some misinformation given to someone – helping others. It’s the same kind of happiness one feels when he or she gives to a charity. I also feel happy when I share information voluntarily that is specifically derived from my expertise, experience and knowledge. This is the same pleasure I feel when I teach in the university for undergraduate and postgraduate students in engineering .
What are your areas of expertise?
Mainly: nuclear engineering, energy systems, hydrogen economy, engineering economy, international and regional nuclear safeguards and computer modeling and programming (in addition to my amateur readings in comparative religions).
What is your favorite WikiAnswers feature?
It is a good forum to exchange different views and share culture, especially in human and religious sciences.
What has been the funniest question you’ve seen or your funniest experience on WikiAnswers?
I cannot recall any specific funny questions, but I have found some amazing questions. Two questions that I answered: “Did the arch angel Gabriel have sex with Mary?” and “How is prayer significant in the lives of Muslims?“
Please share a random fact (or two) about yourself.
I am married and have one son, one daughter and five grandchildren. I am also a holder of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2005, sharing it as safeguards with the staff of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, the IAEA Director General.