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KIIT Int’l School students bag NASA prize

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Bhubaneswar, Mar 26:

Zenith’s Labyrinth, a project developed by Grade-VIII students of Odisha’s KIIT International School here, bagged the second prize worldwide in the space settlement design  contest for school students organized by National Space Society of USA in association with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Six students- Aman Patnaik, Abhishek Mahapatra, Sai Krishanth P.M., Nitish Mohanty, Satwik Gadnayak and Saurik Mishra- had worked relentlessly for over 12 weeks to develop the project.

They worked under guidance of Bijoy Mathur, INLAKS Scholar and Project Coordinator for the School.

Zenith’s Labyrinth was a rather distinctive name that they chose to call a space colony that they designed for the contest. Futuristic, imaginative and original, it captured the attention of renowned scientists who evaluated this work along with 400 others from different parts of the world.

It was an apt recognition to the team surcharged with an abundance of ideas, enthusiasm and keenness to give their very best. The KIIT International School students would head for Los Angeles, USA as delegates to the International Space Development Conference in May.

Founder, KIIT and KISS, Dr Achyuta Samanta and chairperson of the School, Dr Mona Lisa Bal have congratulated the team on their endeavour.