2nd National Prize for the Apprentice Scientist
The Lycee Francais de Puducherry (Section of Excellence in Science) in collaboration with Queen Mira International School conducted the 2nd edition of the National Prize for the Apprentice Scientist program on the 27th November 2013.Grade VIII students from the following schools in Madurai, Sivagangai and Dindigul participated with great vigour.
- Velammal Vidyalaya
- Soundararaja Vidyalaya
- Sri Aurobindo Mira School
- Queen Mira International School
- Pandugudi Sri Lakshmi Narayana Vidyalaya
- Kendriya Vidyalaya
- Maharishi Vidyamandhir
- SSM Academy
- Bharat Public School
- SBOA CBSE School
Each Team comprising of five members demonstrated and explained the experiments to Nicole Ostrowsky, who is a physicist and Professor Emeritus from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
Ms. Nicole has been bridging scientific ideas between India and France for the past 30 years. The objective of the program was to provide an opportunity to the students to show their skills in the field of Science.
The following schools emerged with victory and gained the opportunity to participate in the final National Apprentice Scientist that was held at Lycee Francais de Pondichery
- 1st Place – Velammal Vidyalaya, Madurai.
- 2nd Place – SSM Academy, Dindugul.
- 3rd Place – Adhyapana School, Madurai.
They were also awarded certificates in the presence of eminent dignitaries and scientists’. The following members participated in the award ceremony and honoured the occasion.
Dr. Chandran, Former HOD of Department of Management Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, Chairman of Queen Mira International School.
Dr. K. Gnanasekar, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Head (UG Program), Dept of Physics, The American College, Madurai.
Nicole Ostrowsky, Professor of Physics, University of Sophia Antipolis (Nice), France.
Sudha Renganathan Ph. D, Assoicate Professor, Department of French, Madurai Kamaraj University.
Milton Powers, Course Director, Madurai Branch of Alliance Française of Madras, Madurai.
Sujatha Guptan, Principal of Queen Mira International School.
Philippe Dariel, Vice-Principal of Lycee Francais de Pondichery.
Brigitte Maury, Project Manager of the Section of Excellence in Science of Lycee Francais de Pondichery indienne Sishya (Michelin)