This year we received 156 submissions from 840 students sponsored
by 74 teachers. Entries came from Bulgaria, Canada, China, India,
Iran, Japan, Pakistan, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia and Uruguay.
U.S. entries were received from 10 states: California, Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North
Dakota and Utah.
The Grand Prize winning submission for 2008 went to Alexandru,
Adela, Claudiu , Sevda, Iren and Daiana for their research project
The award winners are students of M. Bararu from the Colegiul
National "Mircea cel Batran," located in Constanta, Romania.
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Congratulations to all of this year's participants for such
outstanding research projects. This year the 10-12th grade team
category was extraordinarily competitive. Many of those who receive
an Honorable Mention would have won the Grand Prize only a few
Note: for the rest of the prizes there were individual, team
(consisting of 2-6 students) and large group awards for two groups:
6-9th grade and 10-12th grade. Team names are
listed by submission.
Space Settlement -A Project, Rebeka, Garden High School,
Kolkata, West Bengal, India. 6-9 Individual.
Earth Prime, Ayon, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. 10-12
BEN10 Space Colony, Velammal Matriculation School,
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. 6-9 Team . (tie)
I.S.S. Vortex, Jordan Middle School, Palo Alto,
California. 6-9 Team. (tie)
Force India, H-100, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi,
India. 10-12 Team.
Cosmogenesis, Apeejay School, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
6-9 Large Group.
Utopia, Dayanand Public School, Maharashtra, India.
10-12 Large Group. (tie)
ECOPUS, IEC Escuela De La Construcion, Montevideo,
Uruguay. 10-12 Large Group. (tie)
Space Settlements in Color, School of Creativity, Hong
Kong, China. Artistic Merit.
Say PEACE!, Discovery Middle School, Fargo, North
Dakota. Literary Merit.
The Halo Project, "Ovidius" High School, Constanta,
Romania. 10-12 Team. Life Support.