CONRAD SPIRIT INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2015

The Conrad Spirit Of Innovation Challenge was founded by Nancy Conrad in honour of her late husband, astronaut, innovator, and entrepreneur, Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. The competition is an international, annual, multi-phase innovation and entrepreneurial competition that brings together a dynamic community of innovators and entrepreneurs driving a collaborative movement to develop extraordinary and viable solutions to benefit our world in one of four areas: Aerospace & Aviation, Cyber Technology & Security, Energy & Environment, and Health & Nutrition.

Two students from our school, Shraddha Anand and Abhishek Anand formed a team “Albatross”.The event was held at NASA Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, USA on 9-11 April 2015. They were the only team from India to qualify for the finals and competed against teams from all over the world including countries like USA, Germany, Australia, Bangladesh and Israel. They received the following accolades:

• Winners and Pete Conrad Scholars in “Giant Leap to Mars” category sponsored by SpaceX and NASA
• Finalists and Summit Diplomats in “Aerospace and Aviation” and “Giant Leap to Mars” category



7TH ASIAN BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Aarushi Chadha, aged 17, a student of class XI-T of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram participated in the 7th Asian Basketball Championship held in March 2015 in Thailand.

She, along with her teammates, represented Delhi and secured the First Position by defeating 28 other states in the 61st U-19 National School Games held in January 2015 in Delhi.



VISIT OF 3 US UNIVERSITIES – CASE WESTERN RESERVE, UNIV. OF ROCHESTER AND BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

Representatives of Case Western Reserve, Univ. of Rochester and Brandeis University visited DPS R K Puram on Thursday, 9th April, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

The group first met with the Principal, Dr. D R Saini and the Education Counsellor Ms. Mamta Sharma and discussed the admission criteria of their respective universities, as well as the various courses offered at their institutions, the application procedure and the special characteristics of each institution.

This was followed by an interactive presentation in the AVH for Class 12 students.

A great deal of interest was shown by the students, who asked several questions on the courses taught, SAT scores, the selection process, the possibility of dual majors etc.

It was a very informative session and greatly appreciated by the guests as well as the staff and students present.



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