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13 Jun 2017

Science Quest 2017 : And the winners are…


Royal College Curepipe (RCC), Lycée des Mascareignes and Sookdeo Bissoondoyal SSS are the grand winners of Science Quest 2017, organised jointly by the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre (RGSC) and MCB Group. This competition aims at promoting science and innovation among secondary school students.

Promoting science and technology
400 students took part in the 2017 Science Quest final round. The participating teams displayed innovation and creativity to use science in order to find solutions to problems at their schools or in their neighbourhood.

This year’s winners are:
  • RCC won the trophy in the category for Grades 12 and 13 with their “Walk smartly – A footstep power generating device” project. The winning team got a Rs. 20,000 cash prize. The team includes Veerendra Sharma Aubeeluck, Keertikumar Kubareea, Kesserve Valeyatheepillay, Talha Mohamed Ebrahim Atcha and their supervisor Mr. Pradeep Kumar Deenoo.
  • The Lycée des Mascareignes won the trophy awarded to Grades 10 and 11 colleges, thus scooping a cash prize of Rs. 20,000. Their project was entitled : « Système multi sécurité anti-inondation ». The team comprised of Damien Maujean, Jules Corson, Max Von Arnim, Romain Aurelle and their teacher, Mr. Christophe Pitou.
  • Students from Sookdeo Bissoondoyal SSS won the first prize in the Grades 7, 8 and 9 category with their “water tank level indicator”, which they described as a “ground-breaking invention at the comfort of your living room”. The winning students from this team are Cheyan Appadu, Ansheel Mooneesamy, Noah Lebon and Grufran Jaulim, who worked under the supervision of Mr. Nabeel A. Mungly. The team also got a Rs. 20,000 cash prize.

Teams ranked 2nd and 3rd also earned cash prizes of Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively, whereas 4th and 5th schools got a Rs. 4,000 prize for their efforts. All prizes were sponsored by MCB Group.