Finalists and Highly Commended entries announced in Learning with Light Competition 2015

The Inspiring Science Education Competition committee are delighted to announce the finalists in the Learning with Light competition which closed in April. The finalists in alphabetical order (by name of the entry) are:

  • Alfonso D'Ambrosio, IIS Kennedy Monselice Padova, Italy An IBSE Approach to General Relativity
  • Rdiger Weiss, Wilhelm-Busch-Gymnasium, Germany Glowing in the Dark - Darkening in the Glow
  • Sotirios Mandiliotis, Laboratory Center of Natural Science of Serres (EKFE Serron) & Nikolaos Nerantzis, TEE & EPAL Eidikis Agigis, Serres, Greece Lasers & Bubbles
  • Carmen Diez Calzada, Ernest Lluch Librery, Spain Starlight, tell us who you are
  • Carla Ribeiro, Escola Artstica de Soares dos Reis, Portugal The moons of Galileo Galilei

Finalists will take part in the Science on Stage international festival of science teaching taking place in London on 17-20 June where the overall winner will be announced on 20 June. The winner of this year's competition will receive LabQuest data collection devices and sensors sponsored by Vernier.
In addition to the finalists, a further 10 entrants were given a Highly Commended award in recognition of the high quality of their entry, in alphabetical order they are:

  • Panagiota Argyri, Model Experimental Evangeliki High School of Smyrna, Greece
  • Elpiniki Kamosou, Science Culture Educational Center ' Aristotelio, Greece
  • Philippe Kobel, Gymnase du Bugnon, Switzerland
  • Marina Koutsou, Lykeio Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus
  • Nikolaos Makris, Science Culture Educational Center ' Aristotelio, Greece
  • Cristina Nicolaita, Scoala Gimnaziala Gheorghe Magheru, Romania
  • Manuela Ortigo, Escola Bsica Sophia de Mello Breyner, Portugal
  • Carla Ribeiro, Escola Artstica de Soares dos Reis, Portugal
  • Stella Tryfonidou, Gymnasio 'Lykeio Tichero, Greece
  • Eleni Voukloutzi, American Farm School, Greece

Our thanks to everyone who took part and especially to the competition's hard-working team of judges whose names will be announced in the ISE website along with more details about the finalists and highly commended entries in the coming days.