In a historic achievement, six students from DPS STS School Dhaka have clinched the top honor at the NASA Space Settlement Contest 2023. Their groundbreaking project, “Project Clementia,” emerged victorious in the fiercely competitive Grade 8 Large Group category.
The NASA Space Settlement Contest, an annual design competition for students in grades 7 to 12, is hosted by the National Space Society and the NASA Ames Research Center. This prestigious contest challenges young minds from around the world to conceptualize innovative free space settlements. Following the visionary thinking of Professor O’Neill, the contest serves as a platform to impart scientific knowledge and foster teamwork among participants engaged in diverse space-related projects.
Commencing each December and concluding in February, the submission process for the contest witnessed active participation from over 26,725 students across 19 countries this year. Entries ranged from individual submissions to collaborative efforts by groups of six to seven students.
The winners from DPS STS School Dhaka, namely Mohammad Mohaimin Uddin Naib, Md. Farzan Ali, Aayaat Gulfaam Mahmud, K A Adiyan Sadeque, Parikshit Singh, and Abrar Ehsan, have made their mark in the international space exploration arena. Their project, “Project Clementia,” stood out among the submissions, showcasing not only creativity but also a deep understanding of scientific concepts.
The students utilized the NSS Award Force Platform to present their projects online, providing detailed insights into their designs. The evaluation process involved scrutiny by aerospace experts who recognized the exceptional efforts and ingenuity exhibited by the DPS STS School Dhaka team.
This remarkable achievement underscores not only the talent and dedication of the winning students but also the commitment of DPS STS School Dhaka to fostering excellence in science education. As the global community applauds this accomplishment, it serves as a testament to the potential of young minds in shaping the future of space exploration.