Georgian Innovation Contest Winners to attend US Summit

TBILISI - Students from Georgia’s New Lyceum and Aia-Ges on February 12 won the first place prize at the annual Millennium Innovation Awards with their ‘Innovative Solar Panel Technology for Increasing Efficiency’ project.

The students will participate in an annual summit held by the U.S.’ Conrad Fund and held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center from April 20-25.

The US Embassy and the Ministry of Education fund the competition, with support from the Millennium Challenge Fund. The project aims to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics among 12-17 year old Georgian students.

The private sector awarded the competition’s ten participating teams with various prizes. The dean of San Diego State University, Ken Walsh, granted 50 per cent scholarships to six high school seniors.

The first Millennium Innovation Awards was held 2014.

15 February 2016 17:19