During the afternoon of June 6th, the prize giving session of the second edition of the Competition "FCT NEW Challenge" took place. This competition involved 58 projects of young students from Secondary Schools, studying the Scientific-Humanistic Course of Science and Technology Secondary Education, coordinated by their respective teachers.
The winners with the 3rd prize of € 2,500 was the project "Peixes Depressivos" of the Colégio Vasassina from Lisbon. The 2nd prize, worth € 5,000, was won by the project "Sheals-sea Heals Soil" from Luso-Francês School. Finally, the 1st prize, worth € 5,000 and a trip to the United States of America, to the NASA Center in Washington, was won by the project "OUREKA" of the Secondary School of Arouca.
The ceremony began with speeches by Professor Fernando Santana, Director of NOVA FCT, the Education Deputy Director General , Professor Eulália Alexandre, by Professor Antonio Rendas, Rector of the University NOVA of Lisbon, and the US Embassy Chargée d'Affaires, Dr. Herro Mustafa. These interventions were followed by the presentation by the students of the twelve projects selected by the jury as finalists.
1st Prize ''OUREKA!''
2nd Prize "Sheals-sea Heals Soil"
3rd Prize "Peixes Depressivos"
Professor Fernando Santana (Deam FCT NOVA)
Professor Eulália Alexandre (Genersal-Director for Education)
Dr. Herro Mustafa (Consular Minister of the US Embassy in Lisbon)
Professor António Rendas (Rector of the New University of Lisbon)
Closing of the session, AnTUNia