Cosma Bianca-Maria and Constantinescu Mihaela, students at the Ovidius High School in Constanta, won the grand prize of the NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest 2018. The won for their project “Cicada.”
Ovidius High School becomes the only high school in the world to win the Grand Prix twice in the history of the competition. The presentation of the “NSS Bruce M. Clark, the Jr. Memorial Space Settlement Award” to the winners will occur at the international conference that will take place between May 24-27 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Also, the individual project of Adi Elif, also a student at the Ovidius High School, won the Literary Merit First Prize. The project is called “Exchange on Amasia.”
First prizes also went to students at the Tudor Vianu High School in Bucharest for their project “Daedalus” in the 11th grade category. Students from the same high school also created The Young Project” for the 10th grade competition. A small team of students from Saint Sava National College in Bucharest won for their project “Elpis” at the 9th grade level. A student at the International British School of Bucharest won for the project called “Project Phi” in the 8th grade level. And a student from Otopeni, who created “Derzelas,” and a small team from the Andrei Saguna National College in Brasov for the project “Sparkle” won at the 7th grade and younger level.
Other Romanian students also won second and third prizes, as well as honorable mentions at the NASA competition in almost every age category.
Around 10,000 students from more than 20 countries participated in this year’s edition of the competition, which showcased approximately 2,500 projects.
Congratulations to all of the winners and participants from here in Romania!