All students of Amity Schools are groomed to excel in each and every field which has, hence, been proved by a team of 12 prodigies from Amity International School, Noida who have brought laurels to the school and made the entire country proud for being the only team from India to represent Asia in the World Finals of International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC) to be held at NASA Kennedy Space Centre, Florida in July 2015.
Team Amity comprises of 12 geniuses-Dhruv Khanna, Aabhas Vaish, Aman Agarwal, Anuj Harisinghani, Rishab Srivastava, Chittaranjan Prasad, Suchit Jain, Rahul Rajput, Tanay Asija, Anant Chaturvedi, Grishma Purewal from Class XI and Mudit Gupta from Class X. Thelofty vision and the progressive philosophy of the Founder President, Dr AshokK Chauhan made Amity Noida take another leap towards fulfilling his dream of making India, a knowledge Super Power by 2030. The innovative planning and the dynamic guidance of Chairperson, Dr (Mrs.) Amita Chauhan, inspire the students and staff to reach for the stars. She believes in developing scientific temperament amongst Amitians through logical thinking and enhancing analytical ability.
For over 20 years, the International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC) has been teaching industrial skills to high school students the world over. ISSDC puts high school students in the shoes of aerospace industry engineers as they design a city in space,apt for housing over 10,000 people. Students are guided to base their design on reasonable interpretations of the level of existing technology, the laws of Physics and common sense. The qualifying round of the competition requires the students to create a 40-page proposal which includes precise details about the various factors that need to be tackled for constructing a space settlement.Every year, 2 teams from Asia are selected to compete with 10 other teams from the world during Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition (ARSSD),the Asian Semifinals for the competition.
The proposal sent by the team from Amity International School, Noida in the Qualifying Round was one of the best amongst those sent from all over the world. During the Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition (ARSSDC) held at Om Shanti Retreat near Manesar from Jan 29 –Feb 1, 2015, students from Amity International School, Noida demonstrated astonishing creativity, technical competence, management skills, space environment knowledge, teamwork along with great presentation techniques to design a space colony in the cycler Orbit around Earth and Mars. The team worked for 23 hours to make 50 slide presentations to a panel of expert judges from NASA in 35 minutes. The team was awarded a glistening trophy by Ms. Anita Gale- Founder, International Space Settlement Design Competition and Cargo Integration Engineer,The Boeing Company, Houston, Texas.
Team Amity is among the twelve finalist teams from around the world who will compete with a new scenario in a live Competition at NASA, with real engineers sharing their knowledge and experience in both engineering and management. The teams will have to work on the given project in 43 hours and present it to the Judges.
During the occasion, Mrs. Renu Singh, Principal, Amity International School said “Amity Schools,as per the vision and guidance of Dr. (Mrs.) Amita Chauhan- Chairperson and Dr.Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity Group has been promoting Science and Innovation amongst the students through various initiatives” Calling it a stupendous achievement by the students to represent India and Asia in a prestigious competition which has a history of more than two decades and is rated as world’s toughest competition of its kind, she wished team Amity good luck for the finals.