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NASA Experts Encourage Students at The Hyderabad Public School

NASA Experts Encourage Students at The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet to Design Real-life Space Experiments

Organized by Young Edsplorer Pvt.Ltd in Collaboration with ISSET

Meet the NASA Astronaut and get a chance to work with on Real- Life Experiements Students from Hyderabad schools are participating.

Hyderabad, 22nd November,2018: Mission Discovery India program and it is being held at the Hyderabad Public School,Begumpet , from November 21st Nov - 25th Nov,2018. The mission has been organized in collaboration with Young Edsplorer (an innovative learning organization that works in partnership with schools to promote the concept of Experiential Education) and ISSET (International Space School Educational Trust), UK.

More than 150 students from The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet as well as other schools in the Hyderabad region in order to learn more about space, considered the final frontier for human exploration. Coaching the students from morning to past afternoon are Dominic A. Antonelli, a retired NASA astronaut- elected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in July 2000, Antonelli served in various technical assignments until his assignment to a mission. He served as pilot on the STS-119 mission which launched on March 15, 2009. The flight delivered the final pair of power-generating solar array wings and truss element to the International Space Station. Antonelli was assigned as pilot on the STS-132 mission, launched on May 14, 2010. The mission saw the delivery of the Russian Mini-Research Module 1 (MRM-1) to the International Space Station

The experts are educating students about how NASA builds a team of astronauts, the journey to Mars, how to become an astronaut, the International Space Station environment and its expeditions. Students will also learn about pharmacology and space and how the earth looks like from the inky blackness of space. The emphasis is on real-life issues linked to space and its limiting environment.

Principal The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet said,

Science and Technology have always been an integral part of Indian culture. Natural philosophy, as it was termed in those ancient times, was pursued vigorously at institutions of higher learning. Science is the pursuit of knowledge about the natural world through systematic observation and experiments. Through science, we develop new technologies. Technology is the application of scientifically gained knowledge for practical purpose. In doing so, The Hyderabad Public School has always been taken a leading roll in providing teaching the scientific method to students about how to think, learn, solve problems and make informed decisions. These skills are integral to every aspect of a student's education and life, from school to career. Association with Young Edsplorer is another step in our mission so that our students are given an opportunity to Experiential Education and gain the required experience to stimulate their interest and explore further. We are sure that our students will make use of it and explore further and contribute and support in all endeavours made to protect the the environment and its natural resources.

Swati Wadhawan - Director Young Edsplorer said, ‘We are exceptionally energetic to work in association with schools to advance the idea of Experiential Learning which is the way toward learning through involvement, and is more particularly characterized as Learning through reflection on doing. Young Edsplorer aims to alter the idea of learning through experiences for school students in the Indian Subcontinent. Giving in the energy of this potential, our central goal is to give the most extreme youthful personalities a chance to investigate world and the environment around themselves.”

Participating students have been divided into 15 teams comprising 7 students each (from class 7th upwards), to design models/experiments to mitigate space limitations. One such experiment will be selected to be launched into the space. The winning experiments from past global Mission Discovery programs have investigated issues such as the effectiveness of treatment of conjunctivitis in microgravity, and carbon dioxide consumption by cacti in space.

Mission Discovery is organized by Young Edsplorer Pvt. Ltd. It is a global program conducted in the UK, USA, China, Australia and India. It inspires school students by offering them an opportunity to have their ideas carried out by astronauts as they orbit the earth on the International Space Station. Students also get to learn firsthand from astronauts, world- famous scientists and NASA leaders.

The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet provides students an environment that challenges them into discovering their talent and skills, with an aim to nurture ethical, respectful, happy and purposeful citizens of society.

About The Hyderabad Public School

The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet (HPS, Begumpet) is a privately funded public school in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It was established in 1923 as Jagirdars College by the Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, Sir Osman Ali Khan, and served as a school exclusively for the sons of nawabs, jagirdars and other aristocrats and elites. Its chief architect was Nawab Khan Bahadur Mirza Akbar Baig. It was renamed as the Hyderabad Public School in 1951 after the Zamindari system was abolished in 1950. The school boasts of a 152-acre campus with building designs ranging from Deccan Osmanian to contemporary architecture. Children are schooled from the pre-primary stage to the 12th standard (ages 3 to 17). The school is affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE, ISC) and is managed by the Hyderabad Public School Society and the Board of Governors.

Many of our former students have contributed immensely in various fields ranging from Science, arts, commerce and politics and reached pinnacle in their chosen fields. To note few of them are:-

Mr Ajay Pal Singh Banga, CEO and President, Master Card,
Mr Prem Watsa, Chairman & Board Member of Fairfax Financial Holdings,
Mr Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
Mr Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe Systems
Mr Harsha Bhogle, Indian Cricket Commentator and journalist
Mr T K Kurien is an Indian chartered accountant and business executive. Kurien is
Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Premji Invest, a venture capital company set up by Azim Premji.
Mr Syed Akbaruddin is an Indian Foreign Service officer serving as India's permanent representative at the United Nations since January 2016
Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy is an Indian politician who served as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He was the last Chief Minister of the United Andhra Pradesh

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