The “Make your own seismograph” competition (seismografos.ea.gr/) was organised by the Institute of Geodynamics of the National Observatory of Athens in collaboration with Ellinogermaniki Agogi, in the framework of the European project Open Schools for Open Societies (grant agreement No.741572) with the support of the European project OpenAIRE-Advanced (grant agreement No.777541). In this competition, students’ projects from the “European paths in the Knowledge of Sciences” after-school club, supervised by their teacher Ms. Argyri Panagiota, were chosen by the scientific committee among the best ones.
The students in charge of the seismograph-making project with the use of Arduino and software of data registering were Margaritis Christos and Karaoglanis Christos.
The students Fragkaki Theodora and Stamatiadi Sofia were in charge of making an original seismograph with simple materials.
Other students who participated in the project were: Protonotariou Eleni, Theodoratou Evangelia, Zotou Elissavet, Drakoulakou Georgia, Gourgouletis Nikolaos, Giappas Charalambos, Avgerinou Aikaterini, Gkogiannos Iosif and Tsironis Christos, who worked on other aspects of the project, since among the competition criteria, apart from the seismograph-making, were also the scientific study of the earthquake phenomenon, issues of citizens’ protection and earthquakes facing.
The group of the aforementioned students successfully worked and submitted rich material of presentations, articles, creative artefacts concerning the antiseismic constructions and original studies on a local level.
The students’ teams of all schools who were distinguished in the competition were awarded a prize in a special ceremony organised in Athens Science Festival 2018 on Friday 27 April 2018.
Our school students were awarded a prize by the President of the Greek Physicists’ Association, Mr. Filntisis.
The President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, also honoured the event with his presence and his speech.
After the end of the ceremony, students presented their works in a specially designed place.
Congratulations to our students and their teacher!