Bangalore, February 23, 2015: Maharishi Vidya Mandir Chetpet, Chennai represented by G Pranav Hari and S Pranav Kamesh, emerged national winners of the Texas Instruments Science & Technology Quiz 2015 held in Bangalore today. The winning team overcame stiff competition from the other finalists (one each from the other four regional teams - Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore) to lift the coveted trophy presented to them by Santhosh Kumar, President & Managing Director, Texas Instruments India.
DPS Noida (Delhi) and The Heritage School (Kolkata) finished second and third respectively in the national finals. The event drew an enthusiastic response from school students from Bangalore and other regions who massed the venue and passionately cheered the winners and the finalists.
Members of the team that won the national finals were awarded attractive prizes like Macbook Air notebooks and TI calculators while their school was awarded a trophy.Earlier in the day, Krishna Girish and Aditya D Menon, National Public School won the regional rounds for Bangalore.
Hitherto known as the ‘Jack Kilby Quiz', the TI Science & Technology quiz is an annual national event for high school students of class 8, 9 and 10 and has been providing a platform for bright young students to test their skills of inquiry and scientific thinking.
The quiz witnesses about 100 teams each city from around 25 schools every year and is conducted mainly aiming at motivating students to take up innovation and science as a way of life. This quiz marks TI's commitment towards fostering a spirit of enquiry and innovation amongst school children, who in future would go on to become technology pioneers.
Unlike other time-based format quizzes, this one was more of an unconventional, interactive format to help plant the right questions and scientific concepts in children's minds in order to excite them about the technology.
"TI understands the value of a well-informed future workforce. With the objective of encouraging the adoption of a multi-disciplinary approach to learning, the students through this quiz, are assessed on their knowledge of the various dimensions of science and technology.
Students are critical to creating innovative solutions for the world's biggest challenges and by instilling a passion for science and technology into the minds of these future innovators, we hope to accelerate their interest in this direction." said Santhosh Kumar, President and Managing Director, Texas Instruments India.
Celebrating this win, the students of Maharishi Vidya Mandir Chetpet, G Pranav Hari and S Pranav Kamesh said, "It was a wonderful experience. The TI Science and Technology Quiz is certainly the best in the country and we enjoyed being a part of it."
Celebrating its thirty years in India in 2015, TI has constantly thrived on its core values- Integrity, Innovation, and Commitment. The TI Science & Technology Quiz, started in 2003 in Bangalore and now in its 11th edition, aims to carry forward the rich tradition of innovation that has been a hallmark of the company.
TI is passionate about educating future innovators and the next generation that will help shape the world through technological advancements.
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