This year’s projects

VianuProjects in Numbers – by Maria Neagoie


international projects submitted


prestigious awards won


lead interviews & conferences organised


mentorship activities conducted

Recent Blog Posts

ESA Astro Pi Mission Zero – Mentoring 7th Graders🛰️

The 7th graders outdid themselves and used the led matrix in order to display a (very-accurate I may say) representation of the European Space Agency’s mascot, Paxi. Thus, we were truly amazed to see both their creativity and accuracy, and so I could not forget to mention their idea here. That’s one of the reasons…

ESA Astro Pi Mission Zero – Mentoring 6th Graders🛰️

Mission Zero offers young people the chance to have their code run in space! Students shall write a simple Python program to take a reading from the colour and luminosity sensor on an Astro Pi computer on board the International Space Station, and use it to set the background colour in a personalised image for…

ESA Moon Camp 2021 Winners’ Webinar with Astronaut Andreas Mogensen👨‍🚀

As winners of the Third Prize in the 2021 ESA Moon Camp PIoneers challenge, our team had the absolute pleasure of attending a live webinar with ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen. Moreover, we had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ask Mr. Mogensen a question connected to his awe-inspiring career as an astronaut and his missions, and were…

Earth Day Conference 2021 + 2 GUEST SCIENTISTS | Vianu Climate Detectives

Hello! 🌍 📚We’re a team of 9th grade students at Tudor Vianu National High School of Computer Science in Bucharest, Romania. We’re currently at our third participation in the European Space Agency Climate Detectives School Project and each year we try to extend our campaign to raise awareness and fight for environmental protection. 👩‍🔬This year…

International Day of Women and Girls in Science – Interview with Jessica Schaub, Master of Science Student in Oceanography; by Maria Neagoie 🦑

Introduction Jessica Schaub Master of Science Student in Oceanography,University of British ColumbiaEducation: HBSc Oceanography & Biology,University of British ColumbiaJessica grew up in rural northern Alberta but has always been drawn to ocean sciences. After graduating high school, 17-year old Jessica made the difficult decision to move to Vancouver after being accepted to the University of…

International Day of Women and Girls in Science – Interview with Dr. Roopali Chaudhary, Cell Biology Scientist & CEO of Lotus STEMM; by Maria Neagoie 🦠

Introduction Dr. Roopali Chaudhary Founder/CEO – Lotus STEMMSenior Scientist Cell Biology Specialist – Allarta Life ScienceResearch Associate – Department of Biology, McMaster UniversityContent Editor, Sci-Illustrate Stories – Sci-IllustrateLead Baker and Owner – SugarKubeEducation: HBSc Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto; MSc Genetics, University of Waterloo; PhD Cell Biology, McMaster University; Post doctoral Fellowship…

NSS Ask an Astronaut with Col. Terry Virts – My questions answered!! [Video] 👨‍🚀🛰

Background information Col. Terry Virts (Retired) ISS Commander, Shuttle Pilot, USAF Test/Fighter Pilot and Author @NASA Colonel Terry Virts (retired) served in the US Air Force as a fighter pilot and test pilot, and as a NASA astronaut. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Harvard Business School.…

ISS flies above Bucharest

Visualizing the International Space Station fly above Bucharest, Romania for about 4 minutes during physics class on Jan 24, 2021. 🛰😀

SpaceBook #1

Hello! 🙂 As you can see, I’ve prepared a different post for today, regarding a book about space. In order to encourage young people to read more and learn about the Universe at the same time, I decided to start a SpaceBook series on my blog. This campaign consists of writing blog posts in connection…

Winners of the Climate Detectives School Project 2019-2020!!

On the 17th of June 2020, ESA sent a final congratulations message to the over 450 students that shared their investigations in the Climate Detectives School Project 2019-2020. Therefore, we are extremely delighted to announce that we are one of the four winning teams that stood out and received a highly commendable award! By working on…