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  • Nasa to launch Dubai student’s experiment into space

    Grade 11 student Gavin Vasandani’s carbon nanotube experiment selected from 20,000 applications 

    Johan Swartz with the student Gavin Vasandani

     

    Dubai: A science experiment created by a Dubai high school student has been chosen to be shot into outer space aboard a Nasa rocket this September.

    Gavin Vasandani, a grade 11 Emirates International School student, was selected by Cubes in Space who sifted through 20,000 applications from around the world before choosing a total of 100 experiments to be elected spacebound.

    In a statement on Monday by school owner Al Habtoor Group, educators said they were elated that student Vasandani’s work had been recognized by Cubes in Space, described as a “global competition for students 11-18 years of age to design and propose experiments to launch into space or a near space environment on a Nasa sounding rocket and zero-pressure scientific balloon.”

    Vasandani was mentored by the school’s Johan Swartz, head of science and MYP and DP physics teacher who helped guide the experiment that uses “carbon nanotube coating” to boost the ability of spacecraft shells to deflect radiation and temperatures.

    Vasandani’s work had been recognized by Cubes in Space, described as a “global competition for students to design and propose experiments to launch into space.


    “It is incredible to see Gavin’s project being put to test by Nasa. His accomplishment is extraordinary, and we are very proud of him,” said Swartz in a statement.

    “At Emirates International School, we nurture the ambitions of our students and encourage them to think outside the box. We aim to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly inter-related world. Gavin made the cut from thousands of applicants and this shows the ideal environment that our school provides.” he said.

    Vasandani said he was motivated to pursue his experiment by the Emirates Mars Mission, the historic inaugural Arab mission to Mars and suggested that his experiment could perhaps yield useful knowledge that could assist the UAE space mission and others beyond.

    Vasandani said that he is “thrilled that my experiment was selected by Cubes in Space. My science teacher has always encouraged me to believe in my dreams and this is what motivated me to apply to the programme.”

    His experiment will be launched into space from Nasa’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Ft. Sumner, New Mexico in September.

     

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    Published on: 25.June.2018

    Publication: Gulf News

    Region: UAE

    Type: Newspaper  

    Frequency: Daily              

    Language: English

     

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    Published on: 25.June.2018

    Publication: Khaleej Times

    Region: UAE

    Type: Newspaper  

    Frequency: Daily              

    Language: English

     

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    Published on: 25.June.2018

    Publication: Al Barakah News

    Type: Website

    Frequency: Daily              

    Language: English

     

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    Published on: 26.June.2018

    Publication: Gulf Today

    Region: UAE

    Type: Newspaper  

    Frequency: Daily              

    Language: English

     

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    Published on: 26.June.2018

    Publication: Arab Today

    Region: Egypt

    Type: Website

    Frequency: Daily              

    Language: Arabic

     

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    Published on: 25.June.2018

    Publication: Al Iqtisadi

    Region: UAE

    Type: Website

    Frequency: Daily              

    Language: Arabic

     

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    Published on: 26.June.2018

    Publication: Al Bayan

    Region: UAE

    Type: Newspaper  

    Frequency: Daily              

    Language: Arabic

     

  • Ahmed Khalid Ahmed Mohamed in Year 9 achieved a 3rd position in Hadeeth Competition in the UAE.

 

Previous IBDP Students at EISM University Destinations   

Name of University

Country of university

Georgia Tech

USA

University of California UCLA

USA

McGill University

Canada

University of Toronto

Canada

Northeastern University

USA

Perdue University

USA

University of Wisconsin- Madison

USA

King’s college London

UK

University of Birmingham( Medicine)

UK

University of Warwick

UK

University of Queen Mary

UK

Loughborough University

UK

University of Nottingham

UK

 
  • Congratulations to Abdulahi from Year 6 for his Mathematics Honour Award in the International Benchmark Testing. Honour Certificates are awarded to the top student in the country / region.

Emirates International School - Meadows is committed to achieving excellence in all aspects of the students’ education and development. At the completion of the academic year the top performing students are recognised at the graduation ceremony and their names are placed on the schools Honour Board. The 2015/16 highest academic achievers and the award areas are as follows:

CIS International Student Award: Muskan Dabur

Principals Award: Milan Kewalramani

IBDP Academic Achivement Award: Tarek A. Adel and Mohammad Saad Kayali

I/GCSE Academic Acievement Award: Leena P. Thawani and Sarah Thabet

The school has also been awarded the UAE Green Flag award for environmental sustainability. 

The students’ academic results are consistently above world averages in the IB Diploma:

The 2015/16 IB Diploma results are follows:

  • 94% Diploma pass rate
  • Cohort average point score of 32 points.
  • Highest individual point score of 43 points.

International Benchmark Tests:

During this Academic Year our students took part in the International Benchmark Tests and we are proud that a big number achieved Distinction and High Distinction Awards in English, Science and Mathematics. We are particularly proud of ABDULAHI ABDURAHMAN in Year 6 and ALIYY HAZEM ALI ELORABY in Year 7 who achieved an Honour Award in Mathematics.

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