Two teams from Class XI of Amity International School, Vasundhara Sector 6 participated in the 8th Edition of International Environment and Sustainability Project Olympiad (INESPO) held in the Netherlands from May 29 to June 3. The teams bagged gold and bronze medals for their innovative projects along with prestigious “Global Science Award” competing with 150 best projects from 49 countries around the world.
The team comprising of Kavya Aggarwal and Sarthak Sharma won the gold medal for their project on ‘Novel and Cost Effective Method to Treat Waste Water of Textile Industries’ (Magnetic Nanocomposite in Action to Remove Dyes) while the team comprising of Vasavi Sridhar and Aakriti Dhasmana won the bronze for their project ‘Storable Fuel from Agricultural Waste & Fuel Maker for Rural India.’
Before proceeding to the international platform, the projects were screened systematically at Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science Fair (IRIS) and Indian Science and Engineering Fair (INSEF) and also by the MILSET India team. Both projects were mentored by Ekta Soni, the science guide and facilitator at school.
Congratulating the winners, Dr. Amita Chauhan, chairperson, Amity International Schools shared that Science is the foundation of a strong country and the scientific prowess of Indian children is unparallel which, given a platform, shines bright in the global arena. She remarked that all Amity Schools focus on nurturing scientific spirit amongst the students through various national and international events which help students to learn from globally renowned experts in the respective arenas.
Intended for high school students, INESPO is an international olympiad incepted to draw attention towards environmental problems and bring communal consensus to eliminate them through education. Innovative ideas, solution, concept creation, designing a miniature or prototype and ability to explain, defend and represent the project in theory and practice is the focus of this global competition.
Judged by an unbiased jury panel comprising of distinguished professors, lecturers and professionals, the criteria for judgment in INESPO includes quality of exhibits and presentation, originality, feasibility, scientific thinking and methods, data management, research skills and effort and insight, besides understanding of the project. This challenging competition aims to bring school children at par with policy makers to balance environmental concerns for the present and the future generations by bringing out lasting solutions.Posted in Campus