IB1 Student Commended for her Presentation at a Conference

Smaragda Chrysoulaki, Yr1 student in the
International Baccalaureate Programme, was honored with a “Commendation for Pioneering Work” at the 3rd Conference on “Social Sciences, Education and Political Studies,” organized by the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences “I.A.K.E.,” that was held on May 5 -7, 2017 in Heraklion, Crete.  The honor was bestowed upon her by Joseph Sifakis, the world renowned computer scientist and laureate of the Turing Award, considered the “Nobel Prize of Computing.”

Smaragda was the youngest student awarded in the past two years for a significant, innovative presentation at an International Conference and, in particular, for her study entitled “The Sustainable Development of the Student Community and Measuring System for New Citizens’ Satisfaction. Case Study: Active Young Citizens and the Environment.”   Within the website created by Smaragda (www.mobility.com.gr), a student community was formed, of which she is President.  Using student research, her objective was to develop and implement a model whereby young people themselves are able to improve the environment.  This research was part of Smaragda’s Creativity-Activity-Service (CAS) project in fulfillment of the International Baccalaureate Programme’s diploma requirements.


It is worth noting that Smaragda has presented her research at international conferences in China, Italy, France, Luxembourg and Romania.