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Delhi students win Science Challenge

Talk about taking a science challenge. Two students of Modern School, New Delhi have been named the winners of the DuPont India Challenge-2005 Science Paper contest, a nation-wide science paper contest for school students for the year 2005.

india Updated: Feb 28, 2006 12:46 IST

Talk about taking a science challenge. Two students of Modern School, New Delhi have been named the winners of the DuPont India Challenge-2005 Science Paper contest, a nation-wide science paper contest for school students for the year 2005. The winning entry in the Senior Category (Class 10 to12) was the science paper titled “Why Junk is Not Junk” by Prateek Jain and Anubhav Gupta of Class 12, Modern School, New Delhi.

In the Junior Category (Classes 7 to 9), Sahir Maitreya Doshi of Class 7, The Cathedral and John Connon Middle School, Mumbai, was declared the winner for the science paper titled “Using Genetics in Wildlife Conservation”. Mahak Jindal of Class 12, Amity International School, Noida, and Prashant Raina of Class 10, Campion School, Mumbai, were named the second and third prize winners in the Senior category, while the second and third prize winners in the Junior category were Suraj Shankar of Class 8, St. Gregorios High School, Mumbai, and Harshavardhini BS of Class 9, Jnanodaya School, Bangalore.

The first place entry will receive a cash award of Rs 12,000, while the second and third place entries will be entitled to a cash award of Rs 9,000 and Rs 6,000 each. In addition to the winning entries, another 208 children will be awarded special recognition with certificates of distinction for the top ranked 15 entries in each of the 5 subjects of bio-technology, bio-engineering, genetics, cloning and neutraceuticals.

All other participants whose entries qualified for the Contest will receive Certificates of Participation. To recognise the invaluable contribution of the science teacher in encouraging scientific thought and inquiry in students, the science teacher who guided the first place entry in each category will also be awarded with a ‘Special Educator Award’.

This category of awards will comprise of a cash award of Rs 5,000 and a Certificate of Appreciation, for their dedication towards the improvement of the field. These will be awarded to Mansha Seth Pasricha of Modern School, New Delhi for guiding the winning entry in the Senior category, and to Piu Guha, of The Cathedral and John Connon Middle School, Mumbai for guiding the winning entry in the Junior category.