Distinction of Anatolia Students at the 24th International Conference of Young Scientists

Anatolia IB students Elli Stogiannou and Ariadni Papadopoulou received a silver and bronze medal correspondingly on April 22nd at the 24th International Conference of Young Scientists (ICYS 2017).

The students were chosen to be on the Greek delegation together with Lykeion student Vasileios Styliadis and all three students were accompanied to Stuttgart during Easter week by the Greek Country Representative for ICYS, Dr. Haido Samaras, in order to present their research work. Students who participate in the ICYS conference present their research to esteemed members of their academic fields and, thus, become country ambassadors of student scientific science innovation. They are judged by a jury of five international judges and educators and they need to be well prepared in the topic that they have chosen to present. Among 200 students and 27 countries from across the world and a rigorous selection process, Anatolia College received the following awards:

  • 2nd Prize, Silver Medal awarded to Elli Stogiannou for her paper “Investigating Simulator Sickness during an Immersive Virtual Reality Navigation”
  • 3rd Prize, Bronze Medal awarded to Ariadni Papadopoulou for her paper “Multitasking and Academic Performance: Allies or Enemies?”

Ariadni Papadopoulou also received a bronze medal at the 23rd ICYS conference held last year in Romania for her research work in the Life Sciences field.
Vasilios Styliadis also presented his research work regarding Alzheirmer’s disease and the impact it has on people suffering from it as well as on their care-takers.

The Greek delegation also consisted of a team from Athens (Evgenios Kritikos, Timoleon Koniditsiotis and their team leader Dr. Dimitrios Sotiropoulos) who presented their self-constructed drone and discussed the implications of drones for society.

Congratulations to the Greek delegation and to the two girls for their significant distinction in the science field.

Since being founded in 1886 in Merzifon of Asia Minor, Anatolia has been synonymous with quality education. Based in Thessaloniki since 1923, Anatolia College is a private, non-for-profit educational institution imbued with the highest ideals of Greek and American education. Today, Anatolia comprises three academic divisions, offering education of the highest standards to young people as well as adults from Greece, the US and the Balkans: Anatolia Elementary School (Kindergarten - 6th Grade), Anatolia High School (Gymnasion and Lykeion High School and IBDP), and ACT - American College of Thessaloniki, which offers graduate and post-graduate programs. At the same time, CTY Greece (Center for Talented Youth) operates at Anatolia College since 2014, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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