NASA Space Apps Global Champion team "Team Diamonds", a team of students from the Department of Software Engineering, Daffodil International University (DIU) pose for a photograph at NASA head quarter.

"Team Diamonds", a team of students from the Department of Software Engineering, Daffodil International University (DIU), won the NASA Space Apps Challenge 2022 as the "Most Inspirational" project. The team is now visiting NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration – to represent the country as the champions of this prestigious international competition. Team Diamonds is led by Tisha Khandokar as its team leader. Other team members include Md Munim Ahmed, the team's UI/UX designer and data analyst; Injamamul Haque Sonet, the System Architect; Abu Niaz, the app's developer, and Zarin Chowdhury, the team's dedicated researcher.

They participated in various NASA events on June 4/5/6. Notable among them is that on the 5th they were given a reception at the NASA headquarters in Washington and there they were also given the opportunity to give a presentation and were given a certificate. Then on the 6th, NASA  flew them to a launch facility in Maryland from where the spaceships are launched. They stayed there all day. Then they visited the NASA Space Museum. Since their departure, they have been welcomed by various embassies of Bangladesh in the United States and NRB Global. The Bangladeshi community in New York welcomed them. There were a special reception from NRB Gable. The University of Washington hosted a reception for them on the 8th. They also attended the Bangladesh Consulate Office in New York and various meetings with the Ambassadors.

They went to different universities and participating in different meetings about what they can do for the country. They also hold meetings with several professionals and institutions.

As Team Diamonds sets to depart for NASA, they have high expectations from their visit.  "Our plans include meeting with NASA scientists and gaining valuable knowledge about space science," said Tisha. "We are particularly excited about our invitation to visit the Goddard Space Flight Center, which promises hands-on experience with cutting-edge space science and technology. This visit will undoubtedly enrich our understanding and inspire further innovation."

She said, "By addressing genuine issues, you can make meaningful contributions to the world and increase your chances of success in any competition. Embrace the challenge, think creatively, and remember that your solutions can have a significant impact. This mindset is key to excelling in the NASA Space Apps Challenge and making a difference in the field of space science."

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