BIG WINNERS! First Canadian Team To Win NASA’s Prestigious Design Competition!


NASA aficionado and mentor Sumit Rathore’s enthusiastic team of largely South Asian students from Princess Margaret Secondary School were ecstatic after learning they had won NASA’s prestigious design competition. Simon Fraser University student Rathore has long mentored students from Princess Margaret Secondary and all his hard work and that of current Princess Margaret physics teacher Joe Sihota, has finally paid off with their students becoming the first Canadian team to win the International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC) at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Two Princess Margaret students received specific honours. Alice Ho was appointed president of Grumbo Aerospace and Ramansh Chhabra received one of four Dick Edwards Leadership Awards. The other team members were Ishmeet Singh, Zoubhair Moosuddee, Harinder Khakh, Gurleen Brar, Mariyam Ali, Ramansh Chhabra, Aaaqil Hassan, Taran Gill and Hassan Sheikh.