Five Georgian students to visit NASA
01 March, 2017
Five Georgian students to visit NASA
Georgian 8th grade students will visit NASA Space Center and take part in the educational program in the USA. Millennium Challenge Account - Georgia  named the winner team of the innovation competition that takes place annually since 2014. The judges selected 3 best teams among 13 finalists comprising of upper class students. The team Smart Kids came in the first place with their project named Geological Dangers.

The project Geological Dangers represents a system intended for landslide risk zones. As
reported, such kind of detecting system is quite effective and easy to be implemented in Georgia. The members of the champion team are the 8th grade students at St.Aleksi Shushania's school-gymnasium in Senaki: Natia Shamatava, Dea Chitaia, Alexi Tkebuchava, Lika Kokaia and Gvantsa Chikovani.

As for the second and third place winners, the teams received awards. The best team Smart Kids will travel to NASA in the USA and participate in the educational program of the University of Space Center in 2017.

Millennium Innovations Award aims to encourage young people with innovative ideas and projects in STEM fields. The competition organized by the Millennium Challenge Account - Georgia with its full financial support,was already held twice, in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science. Moreover, there were 153 teams involved from nine different regions of Georgia. The winning teams participated in various summits and conferences in the United States, including the Conrad Foundation’s Innovation Summit, in NASA’s Kennedy Center, in Florida.

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