National Coding Competition

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Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)

Team Blinding Lights is a group of five PWCS students from The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park. The team placed fifth nationally in the Texas Instruments and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) “TI Codes” Video ContestAs part of their prize, the team is working with NASA to coordinate a trip to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, which is NASA’s center for human spaceflight activity.    

 This contest challenged teams to innovate any process for living and working on the International Space Station and then build a model of their solutionTeam Blinding Lights developed a module that could sanitize the air and surfaces with UV light. Theisolution earned them a spot in the finals as one of the top 10 teams nationally, and then the public voted their video into the top five.  

 View the Team Blinding Lights video solution. 

 Congratulations to these students: 

  • Santiago Campos-Merida – Osbourn Park High School and The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park 
  • Vishnu Lakshmanan –  Osbourn Park High School and The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park 
  • Anish Pothireddy –  Osbourn Park High School and The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park 
  • Ashish Pothireddy – Osbourn Park High School and The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park 
  • Samyak Thapa  Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School and The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park
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