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30 Vizag school students for NASA space design contest

Hindustan Times  Visakhapatnam, April 05, 2013
First Published: 21:03 IST(5/4/2013) | Last Updated: 21:07 IST(5/4/2013)

Students of Ravindra Bharathi School (RBS) will represent Andhra Pradesh in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contest for the year 2013.

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Announcing this in Visakhapatnam on Friday, chairman of the schools M Subramanyam said this would be the fifth consecutive year that its students got selected for the contest. Five projects from Dwarakanagar branch and one project form Madhapur branch of the school in Hyderabad have been selected.


He said NASA invites projects from school children every year under its 'NASA-AMSE' Space settlement designs contest'.


Dean of the school GR Vasantha said the schools have been providing a 'healthy and encouraging atmosphere' for students to excel providing them the latest technology. This enabled the students to perform well in the NASA contests.

She said a group of 30 students from Dwarakanagar, MVP and Madhpur branches will attend the 32nd International Space Design Contest 2013 to be held in Sandiego, California, USA from May 23 to 27 this year.

'It is the need for the hour for children to gain knowledge about different social elements by which children can be motivated to take up research and development in those areas', she said.


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