“Smart Kids”, the team of Georgian school students, was named a winner of the Millennium Innovations Award – MIA competition on February 27 of the current year.
The team members: Alexi Tkebuchava, Natia Shamatava, Dea Chitaia, Lika Kokaia and Gvantsa Chikovani are the students at St.Aleksi Shushania’s school-gymnasium in Senaki district of Samegrelo region of Georgia.
The competition aims to encourage young people in STEM fields. It will promote the development of these fields in the country. In April, the team will travel to the US NASA space center.
“Doctrina” has interviewed the team members as well as their mentor Uta Kilasonia.
“We have studied the current equipment that cost millions of Gels. We think, that our device is cost-effective for the state. It costs just about GEL 10 000, and is more accurate than the existing ones, “- Uta Kilasonia, the team mentor, said.
The device is scheduled to be installed on the territory of Nokalakevi Protected Area and Archeological Museum.
It should be noted that the sensor device, created by the young Georgian school students from Senaki district, has a great response and positive assessments from the scientific community.
The young inventors will travel to NASA to undergo the educational program of the University of Space Center.
Author: Nini Mshvenieridze
Translation: Tamar Tabatadze
The Hall of Young Scientists & Analysts – “Doctrina”