LGS girls win NASA competition

Published: August 4, 2010
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The group of 13 teamed up with 
students from Britain and the US to win top honours

The group of 13 teamed up with students from Britain and the US to win top honours

A team from the Lahore Grammar School (LGS) 55-Main Gulberg, popularly known as LGS Kabana, won the NASA-affiliated Space Settlement Design Competition held in the US.

The LGS students were part of a bigger team and worked with members from Britain and the US. A statement released on Tuesday on behalf of the school administrations read, “This year we are happy to announce the team representing LGS 55 Main, and Pakistan, was the strongest and along with their team mates from Britain and the US were adjudged the winners… The success marks a triumph for Pakistan, and particularly for women who rarely get an opportunity to excel in spheres involving science and advanced technology. It also demonstrates the potential of Pakistani youth, and offers hope at a time when the nation faces many crises.”

This is the first time a team from Pakistan has won the competition even though students from LGS and Aitchison College have participated in the contest before. The finals were held on August 2 at the Johnson Space Centre, Texas.

The members of the team included Fatima Jamal Khan, Mahsheed Aamer Iqbal, Minahil Raza, Rabeea Rathore, Saba Farooq, Sanniah Jabeen, Sanaa Nusrat, Maliha Faisal, Maryam Ali Khan, Rawail Naeem, Sara Afzal, Tehniyat Azam and Zahra Batool.

LGS has been winning the Asian region leg of the competition, held in India, for the past three years. During the regional leg for this year’s finals, contestants had to design ‘a safe and pleasant settlement’ providing for 2,500 people and 6,300 transits between Earth and Mars. Models were exhibited at the Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition held at Gurgaun, India, in January 2010. Out of 15 school teams from India and Pakistan, LGS Kabana and Amity International School, Saket, New Delhi India, comprising 24 students, were adjudged the best

The project was set in 2055. Members in each team were assigned specific tasks related to structural engineering, operations and infrastructure. The settlement simulated conditions on earth, in terms of atmospheric composition, wind velocity, and precipitation patterns. They developed safety equipment for humans in low and zero-gravity areas and proposed training of future residents of Mars.

Twelve finalist teams from around the world were selected to compete with a new scenario in a live competition at NASA Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas, with real engineers sharing their knowledge and experience in both engineering and management.

The event at Houston pitches schools from around the world against each other and puts high school students in the shoes of the aerospace industry professionals.

This year Anita Gale, a very senior engineer from the Boeing’s Space Shuttle Division working in Houston and Jim Christensen from NASA REC were among the panel who judged the designs.

Each year the competition organisers from NASA and Boeing develop a new design concept with its own special requirements. Contesting teams work together to create a 40-page report that addresses the issues and communicates their ideas and designs. Student engineers demonstrate creativity, technical competence, management skills, environmental knowledge, space teamwork, and presentation techniques to solve the problems inherent in designing a colony in space.

A press release by the school also thanked the Punjab chief minsiter for supporting the trip, “[He] provided the financial backing, that made it possible.”

Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2010.

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Reader Comments (72)

  • Fizzah
    Aug 4, 2010 - 6:23PM

    Bravo!!!I’m so proud of you girls and so proud of Pakistani youth.Let’s see the news channels give the deserved coverage to these students.And where are all the usual commentators of Express Tribune who jump at every opportunity to bash and criticise their country and its people? Please come and appreciate too when something like this happens.

    Once again, Congratulations to LGS and thanks for making us proud.I would love to know and read about the whole event, some one please write about it here,post photos etc. Also tell us about the priceless expressions and reactions of everyone there on seeing a group of dynamic young women from Pakistan knocking every one out.I’m sure they didn’t see this coming.Thanks for changing minds and images! Recommend

  • Aug 4, 2010 - 7:54PM

    We are all proud of our students…
    Brilliant work, keep it up!
    One day Pakistan will shine like a star…
    Giftiments will be very happy to send a free Gift hamper…
    Please email me your contact details to proceed further.
    Good work!Recommend

  • Asma Tanveer
    Aug 4, 2010 - 10:45PM

    Girls we are all really proud of you and wish you success in your future endeavours as well!Recommend

  • Mahsheed Iqbal
    Aug 5, 2010 - 12:55AM

    Thankyou so much everybody! We really wanted to make the Pakistanis proud and we are so glad we did! A special thankyou to Mr Shahbaz Sharif without whom this wouldn’t have been possible. I would like to point something out the article misses out on the names of two very important members of this team and i.e Namra Mansoor and Sameen Bakhtawar.
    Once again thanku for the touching comments and we hope to continue making Pakistan proud!Recommend

  • Fatima Jamal Khan
    Aug 5, 2010 - 1:18AM

    Thank you so much all of you. We really appreciate it. It has been an honor representing Pakistan & a wonderful experience to meet & work with students from all around the world. We’ve been working on this competition day & night for 10 months now. First to qualify from Pakistan, then to win the Asian Regionals to represent Asia at NASA & now finally to win the finals. But all of that aside, we honestly couldn’t have won this without the cooperation & support of our school & the Government of Punjab; Therefore on behalf of the whole team I would like to Thank the Chief Minister Mr.Shahbaz Sharif & all his advisors for believing in us & giving us the opportunity to show the world what Pakistan can do. I would also like to thank the administration of LGS 55-Main for ensuring that we had the best available resources & a comfortable work environment which played an integral part in our victory.

    Lastly I would like to add that the names of two very important members of our team have been missed out in these articles. Namra Mansoor who worked on Operations & Infrastructure & Sameen Bakhtawar who worked on Human Engineering were the 14th & 15th members of our team that went to the Johnson Space Center. Recommend

  • Imran Agha
    Aug 5, 2010 - 1:33AM

    Girls, you are outstanding. Keep it up,…Pakistan ZindabadRecommend

  • malik asghar ali
    Aug 5, 2010 - 1:34AM

    Asl
    Thanks of Allah who support always
    I want to congrate all those students, their teachers n parents
    That were providing support
    Here s so much talent in Pkistan
    There s need to explore only
    May Allah help us all the way
    Pakistan zindabadRecommend

  • xohaib
    Aug 5, 2010 - 3:09AM

    hey m very happy and i would like to congrats all the parents and girls aswell .. please keep the Green flag up like dis and never forget Pak ever. nation prouds on all of u.Recommend

  • Ashfaq
    Aug 5, 2010 - 4:05AM

    some good news from pakistani region, u people know there have so much Talent and Potential but people dont know where they use their Talent.now its time for think about where we use our talent. ya its a wonderful news for all paki peopleRecommend

  • Azhar
    Aug 5, 2010 - 9:51AM

    Congratulations to all the students, thier Teachers and Parents for supporting them and helping them win anotherHonour for thier great country – Pakistan. May Allah bless them more success in future and help them further raise the name of Pakistan Recommend

  • Usman Bin Khalid
    Aug 5, 2010 - 9:59AM

    Realy Good Work.! Keep it up…
    Usm@nRecommend

  • Aug 5, 2010 - 10:36AM

    While this has to be appreciated, my main concern is , how many of these LGS girls will stay in PAK later? , knowing the class issues in PAK and its role in brain drain. Recommend

  • Jawwad Raza
    Aug 5, 2010 - 11:00AM

    Welldone, Media should give proper coverage of thatRecommend

  • Naeem Younas
    Aug 5, 2010 - 11:09AM

    Hello Girls,
    Its wonderful to hear about you guys success, i have no words to priase all of you, but i think this would enough to prove all of the world that we are not terrorists and serving the world with exceptional attitude and acheivements like this.

    Keep it up…..cheers to you guys and all Pakistan!!!!!!!!!!!! Pakistan Zindabad…..Pakistan PainabadRecommend

  • Umair
    Aug 5, 2010 - 11:11AM

    Nice work girls :) … you can always do when you set your mind to it :)

    there is no shortage of talent in Pakistan :)

    MashallahRecommend

  • Abbas Azam
    Aug 5, 2010 - 12:12PM

    Generaly the education system in Pakistan does not produce creativity and research oriented mind set among its students. Its good to know that students from a school in Lahore have won a competition at international level that required imigination, application of knowledge, and creativity.

    This school is not a representative of the overall education system in Pakistan. Unfortunatly only or mostly the previliged elite can have access to such educational institutions.

    However it does indicate that if given the right kind of educational environment the youth in Pakistan got the required ‘stuff’to be the best intellectuals at world level in terms of creativity.

    LGS students who won the competition deserve more than just appreciation. They deserve to be provided further encouragement and environment in order to enable them to gain more knowledge and apply that knowledge creatively for the benifit of humanity in general and for their Country in particular.Recommend

  • Umar Hashmi
    Aug 5, 2010 - 12:20PM

    Great news in these times.
    Well Done Indeed. You made us feel proud.
    The whole nation is proud of you.
    Keep it up….Recommend

  • Imran Hussain
    Aug 5, 2010 - 5:26PM

    WOW….well done girls.Recommend

  • Aug 5, 2010 - 5:45PM

    Great News, Girls we all are proud of you…Congrats..and Keep it Up!Recommend

  • Cehyr
    Aug 5, 2010 - 6:36PM

    CongrateZz to each & every member of the Winning Team on this Great Achievement…you have really made us proud…specially in da current Depressive Scenario…your success is literally like an oxygen to this suffocated nation…& i really HOPE tht if you go abroad for further studies…you will NOT forget to come back to SERVE da BEST to Your Country in future…NO DOUBT Our Youth has the Potential to ROCK the World..!!!
    THANKS for taking us on CLOUD NINE.. :-DRecommend

  • Aug 5, 2010 - 10:36PM

    Bravo!!! I feel so proud…
    Keep it up Recommend

  • Waqa
    Aug 5, 2010 - 11:06PM

    Waow…hats off LGS….best wishes for all the winning members… No Doubt, pakistanis r the best brains in the world.. only things they need, is the motivation and rightly resource allocation….despite of highly alarming situation in pakistan, they have done a lot with just bit of resources. they are 7th atomic power in the world. they r exporting jet planes..they r the best students in the world.etc etc etccccc and what not they have. Recommend

  • Ali Babar
    Aug 5, 2010 - 11:13PM

    WOW * looking at the current situation in our country,,,,, you girls have done something massive !!
    BRILLIANT *
    you have made us proud :)
    WELL DONE !!! :D *
    Recommend

  • Aug 5, 2010 - 11:45PM

    Wonderful!Recommend

  • Aug 6, 2010 - 12:38AM

    Very Well done girls you have proved that we have the talent and ability.
    keep it up…Recommend

  • Nadeem Arif & Family
    Aug 6, 2010 - 12:47AM

    Dear Fatima, You must be very happy to win the NASA competition after several months of sacrifice and hard work. It takes special dedication and perseverance to successfully get through such a challenge which undoubtedly is a significant accomplishment for you, your team, your school and our country. We know how strongly you felt about the subject, and how devotedly you worked on developing your project. You have displayed and set a fine example of how commitment and hard work pays off and indicates a promising future awaiting you. You deserve to be proud of your achievement. We are proud of you, compliment you on your success and send our best wishes for the future. May your future efforts be equally successful and rewarding and you continue to excel in the like manner. Ameen. Recommend

  • Aug 6, 2010 - 1:32AM

    There is some Mis-Understanding here, According to NASA’s website they are not the WINNERS , Here is the URL showing Content results
    http://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/Contest/Results/2010/index.html

    Infact, Pakistan is not in the list of 14 countries who participated in this competition , I would request Express tribune to verify this news.Recommend

  • maitreeslettres@yahoo.com
    Aug 6, 2010 - 11:48AM

    Well done! we are proud of you for you have raised our heads above the world’s contestants. Keep it up. Many more successes coupled with our blessings await you in your careers.Recommend

  • Aug 6, 2010 - 12:41PM

    A great news at the time of crisis in Pakistan. I feel proud of being a Pakistani. I wish these students all the best in every walk of life; on their hard work rests the future of Pakistan. They showed that we can compete with anyone and everyone in the world, no matter what field it is. Bravo!!!

    @Mohiuddin It is a confirmed news, sir. I viewed it even on CNN. Recommend

  • Aug 6, 2010 - 12:45PM

    @Mohiuddin
    Sir, Please visit this website. The link you sent was probably for some other competition and not the one that we are talking about.

    http://www.aeronautics.nasa.gov/edufaessaycontest07.htm

    Thanks! Recommend

  • flybaltoro2009@hotmail.com
    Aug 6, 2010 - 1:31PM

    Pakistan zindabad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • Aug 6, 2010 - 2:20PM

    very well done, GOD Bless You AllRecommend

  • irsa
    Aug 6, 2010 - 2:24PM

    @ amna tariq
    the given link is not working.Recommend

  • FM
    Aug 6, 2010 - 2:44PM

    @Mohiuddin: Here is the correct website for the competition although it doesn’t seem to have been updated with this year’s finalists yet: http://spaceset.org/p.home.html
    The contest you point to (http://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/Contest/) is the NASA one. The Tribune story should have been clearer in giving the details and even its title is misleading. The competition the LGS girls won doesn’t seem to be run by NASA but by something called the Foundation Society. It is still a major achievement though and worth being very proud of.Recommend

  • Somasekhar
    Aug 6, 2010 - 3:03PM

    Kudos to the oustanding girl! Will inspire more people from that place!!Recommend

  • Aug 6, 2010 - 4:36PM

    @irsa
    It is working at my end. You better try to copy and paste it into your address bar. If it still does not work, then there might be some issues with your server. Thanks!

    Pasting it again here:

    http://www.aeronautics.nasa.gov/Recommend

  • Tasneem Zehra
    Aug 6, 2010 - 5:16PM

    As an alumnus of Lahore Grammar School, and as a Pakistani woman scientist, I am so proud of these girls. I am glad they are getting opportunities to shine on the international stage at such an early age.

    I am also, however, quite outraged at the comment made by Mohiuddin above. I wonder why Pakistanis are so eager to always belittle each others’ achievments and look upon the success of their countrymen/women with such suspicion. The gentlemen in question is supposedly an educated professional and yet he has made such an irresponsible statement on a public forum. Before making such serious allegations, he should perhaps have taken the time to check which competition was being spoken about.

    The relevant link is cited below:
    http://www.spaceset.org/p.past.mm

    Competition results for 2010 have not yet been updated, but they should be there soon. For now, you can verify that Lahore Grammar School, 55 Main, has made it to the international finals in Houston for three years running now. They were there in 2008 and 2009 as well as 2010.

    Once again, proud as I am of these children, I am also extremely disappointed at the bitter attitude of men such as Mohiuddin who apparently can not tolerate the success of others. Recommend

  • Jawad Cheema
    Aug 6, 2010 - 8:40PM

    Sense of Achievement moves around every Pakistani who came to about this Success at an INternational Platform!!! Lahore is famous for High-achieving student and here is one Big Example of it!! LGS Kabana GiRls u RoCked the Floor and Made Each Pakistani Proud =D

    Nd from my side as well Special Thanks TO C.M MR. Shahbaz Sharif for His Belief in Promoting Student at INternational Platform. Coz (if im nt wrong) Last YEar LGS team couldnt made it to Houston,Texas coz of insufficient support from Govt. officials; i read this in Local newspaper in Lahore nd i felt Bad that time.
    nd Also my Bro from Resource Academia Stood Second from Asian Region, just by Few minutes, in 2008.

    Keep IT Up Gals!!! nd ThAnk You for Including Pakistan In the History Book for NASA Events. :)))
    Fi-AmanALLAH Recommend

  • mak
    Aug 6, 2010 - 9:46PM

    Well done girls! we are very proud of your achievement! Keep it up.Recommend

  • Aug 6, 2010 - 11:55PM

    @ TASNEEM ZEHRA
    There is NO question of degrading anybody, and there are no bitter words in my comment, I would be more happy than anybody else if students of our country makes us feel proud. But if the news is not getting verified from NASA’s website itself, then I have the RIGHT to ask the concerned people. For your kind information 2010 results has been announced for “NASA SPACE SETTLEMENT DESIGN CONTEST”, and I have given the link/URL as well which you didn’t even bother to open and started blaming to me.

    Kindly open this URL
    http://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/Contest/Results/2010/index.html

    … and let me know where are the names of the winners claimed in this NEWS?

    @AMNA TARIQ SHAH
    The URL you have posted here
    http://www.aeronautics.nasa.gov/edufaessaycontest07.htm

    These are the results of 2006-2007 “Essay Writing Competition” , Please read the heading in the blue says
    ” EDUCATION: FUNDAMENTAL AERONAUTICS 2006-2007 ESSAY CONTEST”

    What is this ?Recommend

  • Zoya Ishaq
    Aug 7, 2010 - 3:01AM

    Great job! We are all proud of you girls :)Recommend

  • Jehanzeb
    Aug 7, 2010 - 8:08AM

    Congratulations Girls! The news is spreading in the Pakistani community here in Houston and we’re all very proud of you. Good job!

    @Mohiuddin, you are obviously frustrated or otherwise despondent about whatever is happening in your life, but there is no reason to bring your passive aggressive commentary to this forum. This news has been fully verified and multiple sources in Houston – where the event was held – have confirmed it. I think you should rethink your negativity and – as hard as it might be for you – apologize to these hard working girls for denying them the credit they rightly deserve. Recommend

  • Vamiq Maqbool
    Aug 7, 2010 - 8:50AM

    Well done girls! This is absolutely brilliant stuff.

    @Mohiuddin: Get a life my friend. You have too much time on your hands. Work on a couple more websites. Watch a movie, be happy, instead of trolling on every site that has this news. My deepest sympathies, you’re obviously quite lonely and desperate for attention. I hope things get better for you soon, or your computer dies and we don’t need to see your pathetic comments everywhere.Recommend

  • Aug 7, 2010 - 9:56AM

    @FM – Thanks to clarify the fact and confusion created by the title of the news that its not related to NASA but some other organization “Foundation Society”, I agree that its worth being very proud of.

    @Jahanzeb : I don’t know why you people becomes personal in just a second, and don’t have patience to at-least read what other person is trying to ask and start “babbling” around, I’m a Man of research and don’t blindly start writing like you which normally frustrated people do like you. My point of view has been proved by FM that it was not NASA’s competition but from “Foundation Society” which is still great achievement by the LGS girls I agree. ….. so “READ” first before writing anything.

    @ Vamiq Maqbool
    Your Worthless and Taunting comments doesn’t require any reply.

    I would like to CONGRATULATE “LGS school” and the girls who worked hard for this competition organized by “Foundation Society” and would be looking forward for doing the same in NASA’s competition in future as well.Recommend

  • Nowsherwan
    Aug 7, 2010 - 10:06AM

    Great job done girls!!Recommend

  • Adnan
    Aug 7, 2010 - 11:32AM

    I have been reading the comments and all of you are Criticizing Mohiuddin. Why ?? because he is asking the authentic source of news.
    Look brothers / sisters ,
    Consider a nurse tells some person standing out side a hospital that you have been gifted by a son or daughter . If He ask ,when & where ? What will Nurse reply.?? “ Get lost , you are not interested in your baby , you dash dash dash.??/
    All of you are acting like Nurse and Mr. Mohiuddin is a guy standing out side a hospital.Recommend

  • kam
    Aug 7, 2010 - 11:39AM

    @ TASNEEM ZEHRA and MOHIUDDIN

    What Mohiuddin mentions is the NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Competition held from NASA’s Ames Research Centre in California. What LGS participated in was the International Space Settlement Design Competition held by NASA and Boeing (Ms. Anita Gale being a Boeing employee).

    I should know. I started Pakistan’s representation in both these way back in 1998 – individually getting an honourable mention in the in the Ames competition. Then in 1999 we were a team from Aitchison that won second prize in the same, and were runners-up in the International Space Settlement Design Contest (it used to be at the Kennedy Centre in Florida) as well. In 2000, we qualified for the finals again, but couldn’t go due to visa issues.

    It is extremely heartening for me to hear that we are still competing. Kudos to the young ladies of the team. Very well done. You’ve done yourselves and your parents proud.Recommend

  • Tausif Ahmed Khan
    Aug 7, 2010 - 6:23PM

    I must say “WHAT A HUGE ACHIEVEMENT”. Great work by those girls and of-course by LGS. Pakistan is growing tremendously in Science and Technology.

    Thanks
    Wish you a very BEST OF LUCK for your future. Recommend

  • maliha faisal
    Aug 7, 2010 - 8:57PM

    thank you all for your appreciation it was an amazing experience representing Pakistsn at the international forum, and showing the world that we are equally talented no matter what. Recommend

  • Sanaa Nusrat
    Aug 8, 2010 - 5:47AM

    Alright, to avoid confusion I’m going to give you guys some details regarding this competition. The link you have is of the NASA Ames Design Competition. It’s basically a smaller version of the competition we took part in which is why it doesn’t have a website of it’s own. Our competition’s details are on the following website:
    http://www.spaceset.org
    This isn’t just a NASA competition. It’s a NASA AND BOEING competition. The foundation society that has been mentioned are the NASA & Boeing workers that started the competition 17 years ago & who are the judges of the competition which is held at the NASA Johnson Space Center. The reason there is a foundation society & not just judges is because the purpose of this competition is to create a mock aerospace industry hence the teams are companies & the foundation society gives out a “Request for Proposal”. The “aerospace companies” then make their proposals in 41 hours (at the internationals & 21 hours at the regionals) & present their proposals to the foundation society. The best company is awarded the contract to build the settlement (win the competition). It works how any other real life industry would work the only difference is that this is just a competition.

    Now about the NASA Ames Design Competition. It’s an easier, smaller version of the main International Space Settlement Design Competition & it’s held at the NASA Ames Space Center. According to the ISSDC judges the reason it was started was because if kids didn’t want to work as hard as the ISSDC requires us to then they can take part in the Ames Competition. We’re also allowed to send our Regional SSDC & International SSDC proposals to the Ames Competition because our proposals fulfill all the minimum requirements for NASA Ames Design Comptition but the NASA Ames participants can’t send their porposals to this design competition since their proposals are smaller & don’t fulfill the minimum design requirements for the Space Settlement Design Competition. Also the NASA Ames Design Competition just requires us to make a random settlement anywhere. No limitations, no specific requirements. The Space Settlement Design Competition at the Johnson Space Center has a very specific Request for Proposal. They’ll tell you then & there that they want a settlement in a cycler orbit. Or that we need to design a settlement that can manouver using solar sails or that we need to build a settlement on MARS in some radiation protected cliff in some specific valley that they mention. Se we need to know the inside out of everything. Recommend

  • Sanaa Nusrat
    Aug 8, 2010 - 6:09AM

    Apart from that it’s disgraceful to see how some kids from not even Pakistan, but from LAHORE are reacting. This is just not a victory for Lahore Grammar School 55-MAIN but a victory for Pakistan. However branches of other schools that we defeated in the Asian Regionals are just spreading random rumors & it is just shallow. So guys, seriously are you all really going to stoop that low because we KNOW we won & it really doesn’t make a difference to us. Recommend

  • Asim
    Aug 8, 2010 - 5:11PM

    Awesome gals.. really nice :) Recommend

  • Lady X
    Aug 8, 2010 - 5:36PM

    Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! Well done, Ladies.Recommend

  • Jawad Cheema
    Aug 8, 2010 - 5:57PM

    An Awsum reply Sanaa Nusrat….. u Explained almost all details relating to competition nd we really appreciate this….
    I HOpe this would put an Halt on further disrespectful Comments.
    Girl U roCked !!!
    r u gals Planning some reception at LGS to Celebrate this Victory… nd to Invite Mr. Shahbaz Sharif :) atleast He Should be Invited nd its a separate issue whether He Comes or Not.. . Recommend

  • Alam Sher
    Aug 8, 2010 - 7:10PM

    Pretty impressive, I say! Hats off to you Girls. You made us all look good. WE are sooo proud of you! Thank you and keep up the good work!Recommend

  • sarish
    Aug 8, 2010 - 7:24PM

    pakistan rockedRecommend

  • Aqdas
    Aug 9, 2010 - 2:39AM

    thats great effort and this is proud for all the nation…Recommend

  • Kamran
    Aug 9, 2010 - 6:36PM

    I am proud of those students who won the competition……Recommend

  • ramis
    Aug 11, 2010 - 6:49AM

    WOW thats really cool. the gov.t usually doesnt do this kind of stuff but props to the PM.any how great job!!! Recommend

  • aB
    Aug 11, 2010 - 12:07PM

    I really cant express my emotions and the shear joy after reading this article. I’m simply overwhelmed. Great going girls. I must also commend Mr. Sharif for showing his trust in the youth of Pakistan who are just brimming with extra ordinary potential that needs to be used in the right direction. GOD bless you all.

    Being at the Jhonson Space Center had been a life long dream for me. But who cares now, you have all made us so proud that I would wish seeing you all there at NASA.

    Bravo at beating those indians out, who think that Pak hasn’t got anyone to represent at these Intl. platforms….

    GOD bless you all.Recommend

  • Waqas Shabir
    Aug 11, 2010 - 3:10PM

    Claps!!! Bravo!!!Recommend

  • kahkshaan ismail
    Aug 12, 2010 - 6:24AM

    Come back quick!! Treat doooo =DRecommend

  • MS
    Aug 12, 2010 - 6:02PM

    I think some of you guys have been too harsh on Mr. Mohiuddin as he was only confused and trying to clarify things. Although I must say that he could have said the same things in a more polite way in his first post. But again, he has a right to be curious and ask questions. I think that the newspaper owes an apology to everyone for not reporting accurately. Recommend

  • Saim Salman
    Aug 12, 2010 - 7:25PM

    Great job by LGS Girls. Proud of being one of the students of LGS.Recommend

  • Birjis Amir Ali
    Aug 25, 2010 - 2:30PM

    well done girls
    i’m a firm believer of GIRL POWER and you gals have proved it to be so Recommend

  • Aug 28, 2010 - 7:53PM

    Sanaa Nusrat its really awsome u guyus did so great and were really happy for pakistan……. but seriously you do know tht the judging at the finals was unfair……. nothing to it…….unfair it was…….. i was a participant myself ………and i plan to launch a formal complaint this year.Recommend

  • Maheen Rashid
    Aug 28, 2010 - 10:54PM

    NASA team you guys did an amazing job, irrespective of what anyone says, you won this competition fair and square!
    You worked hard, persistently day and night and deserved nothing but victory!
    @Mr.imran.We would all appreciate it, if you could highlight how exactly the judges made an unfair/biased decision.
    I hope your comment is an honest and sincere one and not one based on feelings of jelaousy, since your comment highlighted you;re a participant too.Recommend

  • Sanaa Nusrat
    Aug 29, 2010 - 1:35PM

    Thank you everyone!
    @Mr. Imran: Please do highlight on how the judges made an unfair decision as you so precisely put it. And if you were there you should also know what was wrong with the other projects and the presentations.Recommend

  • Saad Maqsood
    Sep 7, 2010 - 6:19AM
  • ahmadhamad
    Sep 9, 2010 - 8:50PM

    great job girls……… keep it up!Recommend

  • ammar
    Sep 15, 2010 - 12:21PM

    pakistani students r out standing
    keep it up Recommend

  • Sep 18, 2010 - 2:06PM

    What can i say. Pakistani girls beating us gays in all feilds. Well done and we are proud of you. Recommend

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