Amity students to represent Asia in NASA competition

Amity students to represent Asia in NASA competition
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Amity Students To Represent Asia In NASA Competition.Team Amity comprises of 12 students- Dhruv Khanna, Aabhas Vaish, Aman Agarwal, Anuj Harisinghani, Rishab Srivastava, Chittaranjan Prasad, Suchit Jain, Rahul Rajput, Tanay Asija, Anant Chaturvedi, Grishma Purewal from Class XI and Mudit Gupta from Class X.

New Delhi: A team of 12 students from Amity International School, Noida who have brought laurels to the school and made the entire country proud for being the only team from India to represent Asia in the World Finals of International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC) to be held at NASA Kennedy Space Centre, Florida in July 2015.

Team Amity comprises of 12 students- Dhruv Khanna, Aabhas Vaish, Aman Agarwal, Anuj Harisinghani, Rishab Srivastava, Chittaranjan Prasad, Suchit Jain, Rahul Rajput, Tanay Asija, Anant Chaturvedi, Grishma Purewal from Class XI and Mudit Gupta from Class X.

For over 20 years, the International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC) has been teaching industrial skills to high school students the world over. ISSDC puts high school students in the shoes of aerospace industry engineers as they design a city in space, apt for housing over 10,000 people.

Students are guided to base their design on reasonable interpretations of the level of existing technology, the laws of Physics and common sense. The qualifying round of the competition requires the students to create a 40-page proposal which includes precise details about the various factors that need to be tackled for constructing a space settlement.

Every year, two teams from Asia are selected to compete with 10 other teams from the world during Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition (ARSSD), the Asian Semifinals for the competition.

The proposal sent by the team from Amity International School, Noida in the Qualifying Round was one of the best amongst those sent from all over the world.

Team Amity is among the twelve finalist teams from around the world who will compete with a new scenario in a live Competition at NASA, with real engineers sharing their knowledge and experience in both engineering and management. The teams will have to work on the given project in 43 hours and present it to the Judges.

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