Second place in the Panhellenic Competition CanSat In Greece!

For the second year, the student team of Evangeliki Model High School “Polyclitus” got the second place in the space science competition CanSat In Greece.

 

The students were awarded their prize by the Dean of the Electrical Engineering Department of the National Technical University of Athens, Professor Nektarios Kozyris.

The team members were:

From A’ Class: Margaritis Christos, Pipis Evangelos

From B’ Class: Petropoulakis Michail, Raptopoulos Petros, Konidas Christos Aggelos, Papanikolopoulos Gerasimos, Tsakonas Georgios, Tsakonas Vasileios, Papadopoulos Panagiotis, Fokaidis – Psyllas Athanasios, Soulantikas Georgios.

Team leader was the C’ Class student Charilaos Pipis and supervising teachers Ms. Sofia Gourna and Mr. Christos Fanidis.

This is the second consecutive year that the competition CanSat In Greece was organised. Our last year’s team also got the 2nd place in the same Panhellenic competition for the school year 2016 – 2017 (http://www.corallia.org/el/si-news/si-cluster-news/3804-cansat-in-greece.html).

This year’s team was selected among the 10 that finally participated (https://goo.gl/Rggimd) in the Panhellenic competition 2017 – 2018 among 36 teams that applied on a national level. The selection was made according to the originality of the mission and the feasibility of its realisation in the framework of a student competition.

CanSat In Greece is the national preliminary competition for the participation in the corresponding European competition organised by ESA (European Space Agency).

CanSat  is a space science competition, where the participating teams have to construct an original satellite in the size of a can. This satellite has to be launched at the height of 1000 metres and during its descent, it has to commit a mission that students design and realize on their own, along with a compulsory mission, determined by the organisers.

Both missions focused on data collection by using electronic sensors and their radio-transmission to the base station on the ground. Both the base station and the satellite are controlled by an Arduino microprocessor. The whole design and realization follows the modern teaching approach of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics).

For the final score, two intermediary controls through a Skype interview with the students, two construction reports and the critics’ final score were taken into consideration.

We thank Abbott Hellas Laboratories, our school Parents and Custodians’ Association and “The Drag Store” company for the construction of the carbon fiber shield.

Here you can see some photographs of the whole project:

Winning of an award in the “Make your own seismograph” competition

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!

Peer Coaching and Mentoring

The maths teachers of the Evangeliki Model School of Smyrna Mr. Sotirios Chasapis and Mr. Alkiviadis Tzelepis attended the in-service training seminar entitled “Peer Coaching and Mentoring” in Marbella, Spain, from 6 until 10 November 2017. The training was realized by “ΕuroKey Community”. For the application and dissemination of the acquired knowledge the following events were organized:

  1.  Both participants included the theoretical part of their training in their presentation that took place during the one-day event entitled “The Problem in Mathematics”, held in Eugenides Foundation on 8 December 2017. More information about the event can be found on the link http://algebrateacherlab.blogspot.gr/2017/12/8-2017.html. The presentation, which was realized in Greek, is the following: Παρουσίαση Ευγενιδείου 2017
  2. Mr. Alkiviadis Tzelepis, by applying the teaching principles of the training seminar, designed a lesson for the Maths of the B’ High School Class and conducted it in the B’ class of Evangeliki Model School of Smyrna on 8 February 2018. The lesson was attended by maths teachers of our school and other schools of the area. The lesson plan and material, written in the Greek language, are the following: 2. Φ.Ε. Η Αρχή του Ήρωνος και η ανάκλαση του φωτός (διδασκαλία Erasmus+)
  3. Mr. Sotirios Chasapis, by applying the teaching principles of the training seminar, designed a lesson for the Maths of the B’ High School Class and conducted it in the B’ class of Evangeliki Model School of Smyrna on 25 April 2018. The lesson was attended by maths teachers of our school. The lesson plan and material, written in the Greek language, are the following: Ανακλαστικής Παραβολής εφαρμογές Erasmus+
    Moreover, in the following link you can see the video with the step-by-step proof, according to students’ answers to appropriate questions, and the relevant GeoGebra file: https://algebrateacherlab.blogspot.gr/2018/05/blog-post.html

Students’ success in the Panhellenic Informatics Competition 2018 (B’ and C’ Stages)

Students succeeding in B’ Stage:
http://www.pdp.gr/files/30b/30pdpBFACI_1.pdf

CHRYSOULA PANIGYRAKI
EVANGELOS PIPIS
CHARILAOS PIPIS
PETROS RAPTOPOULOS
GEORGIOS TSAKONAS

Students succeeding in the C’ Stage:
http://www.pdp.gr/files/30c/30pdpCFACI.pdf

Evangelos Pipis and Charilaos Pipis were first among the succeeding students of the competition C’ Stage and will attend the preparation camp for the forming of the National Informatics Teams.

Congratulations to all!

Student’s distinction in literature competition

The student of the A’ High School class Romanos Petridis won the C’ prize in the 6th Literature Competition of Adolescent Short Story and Poetry “Grigoris Pentzikis” for his short story “The boy with the bullet” on the High School level.

Congratulations to him and to his teachers Karimali Evangelia, Michalakopoulou Georgia and Thodis Georgios.

The School Headmaster and the Teachers

Distinction of our students in the Greek Student Parliament for Science 2018

The Greek Association of Journalists, Authors and Communication Specialists of Science “Science View” organised this year for the third time the “Greek Student Parliament for Science 2018” in collaboration with the Institute of Geodynamics and the private school “Ellinogermaniki Agogi”.

This year’s subject was “Earthquakes: Exploring the contemporary achievements, the future challenges and the expectations in relation to education, facing and prevention”.

The students Avgerinou, A., Gourgouletis, N., Zotou, E., Drakoulakou, G., Theodoratou, E., Karaoglanis, C., Protonotariou, E., Fragkaki, T., Stamatiadi, S. of the “European Knowledge Paths in Sciences”  club in charge of the teacher Ms. Argyri Panagiota participated in the event.

Around 80 students from 10 different schools participated in total. The club students (like all the rest of the participants) were divided in 3 subgroups and prepared 3 subunits: “Education”, “Facing”, “Prevention”.

The plenary of the participants chose (with secret vote) 6 students – 2 per subunit – to represent Greece in the European Student Parliament for Science.

The European Student Parliament for Science is organised with the initiative of the German Science Community “Science in Dialogue” (“Wissenschaft im Dialog”) and this year’s subject is “The future of mobility” and it will take place in collaboration with the Euroscience Open Forum – ESOF, in Toulouse, France, in July 2018 (9-14/7/2018).

3 out of the 6 representatives of Greece in the European Student Parliament for Science will be the students of our school:

1) Drakoulakou G. (Prevention)

2) Avgerinou A. (Facing)

3) Protonotariou E. (Education).

Congratulations to the students and their teacher who participated in the event!