ODYSSEUS contest winners announced, 30 March 2013

We are excited to announce the winners of the Odysseus educational contest.

The winners in each theme category are as follows:

Solar system Theme:

First Place: lLhost team from Slovakia, with the project “An Abundance Comparison and Distribution of C, S, O and noble gasses He, Ar and Ne in the Atmosphere of Jupiter
Team Members:  Marek Holienčin, Michaela Brchnelová, Valentína Čepcová, Roman Sekej  – Coach: Ms Lucia Bartozelová

Second Place: Hephaestus team from Bulgaria
Team Members:  Yulia Yancheva, Pavel Popov – Coach: Ms Eva Bojurova

Third Place:  Sunspots team, from Greece
Team Members: Krinio Marouda, Panagiwths Dimakis, Dionisis Christopoulos – coach: Ms Maria Theodoropoulou

Co-evolution of life Theme:

First Place: Exoplants team from Greece, with the project  “What colour would plants have on another planet?”
Team Members:  Efstathios Biritis, Antigoni Georgiopoulou, Ioannis Kakalis, Eleni Chrisikopoulou, Dimitra Koufi – Coach: Mr Ioannis Chiotelis

Second Place:  ORION IMS team from Romania
Team Members: Ioana Bica, Cristian Zaharia, Matei Militaru, Stefan Gramatovici, Horia Clement – Coach: Ms Ioana Stoica

Third Place:  Levski team, from Bulgaria
Team Members:  Dimitar Bratovanov, Georgi Kolev – Coach: Ms Rositsa Konova

Spaceship – Global cooperation Theme:

First Place: Bay House Schools team from the United Kingdom with the project “INTERcore”
Team Members:  Samuel Thompson, Daniel Ellis, Jack Turner, Jack Marshal, Ellen Watts – Coach: Mr Ian Lowther

Second Place:  Helio team from Romania
Team Members:  Ana Georgescu, Maria Cristiana Tudor, Malin Stanescu, Ileana Rugina, Andreea-Maria Oncescu – Coach: Mr Nuri Korganci

Third Place:  Spacejump team, from Germany
Team Members:  Simon Kopf, Sara Kopf – Coach: Mr Bernd Rohwedder

Entries were judged in the final round of the Odysseus contest by an international panel of high-level experts on space. The first-place team in each theme category will travel to the European Astronaut Centre in Germany and to Space Expo in the Netherlands, where they will present their projects in an award ceremony to be held on the 18th of April 2013.

The participants’ voting winner is ORION IMS team from Romania, which will be also awarded a trip to the European Astronaut Centre and to Space Expo.  Finally, the winning team from the non-EU countries will be announced next week.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all students and teachers, who encouraged and supported their participation!