Technical Projects Exhibition at NMREC
Projects on decreasing pollution of vehicles, alternate fuel generation, use of solar energy for power generation and refrigeration, new methods in welding, and many more mechanical engineering projects developed by the students were displayed at a project exhibition organised by the Nalla Malla Reddy College of Engineering.
Students of electrical engineering displayed their skills through rotating solar panels, a very innovative method of detecting and correcting faults in electrical power lines, and many others.
Mobile applications for healthcare and railways, website builders, software for virtual classrooms, were some projects done by the computer science and Information Technology students. “Some of the software projects done by the students are already being used by the college for library management and other college management applications,” said Divya Nalla, Principal.
First year B.Tech students also demonstrated projects such as burglar alarms, mobile – controlled robots, fuels, disinfectants, and low – cost home appliances.
Anna Science Centre – Planetarium conducts Science Talent Contest
Anna Science Centre – Planetarium will organise ‘Science Talent Search Contest’ for school students of standards VI, VII and VIII on 4th November, 2012 ( Sunday ) at the centre trichy.
Students can take up the contest either in English or Tamil. The contest will be from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
The entry fee is 20 per student. Those interested could contact the centre for registration.
The last date for registration is 31st October, 2012.
More information could be obtained by dialling 0431- 2332 190 / 233 1921, a press release from the centre Project Director T.M. Alagiri Swamy Raju trichy said.
Science Contest for Schoolchildren
The VIT University, Vellore, will be conducting InoVIT 2013, a South India Level Science Contest for Schoolchildren, for the second year.
According to G. Viswanathan, VIT Chancellor, the annual contest is aimed at inculcating in school students interest in science activities. The contest would be conducted under four major events – Working Model, Idea Presentation, Quiz and Poster Presentation. Students from Standards 9th to 12th are eligible to participate.
There would be three rounds of evaluation procedure, viz., Qualifying Round, Preliminary Round and Final Round. To participate in the qualifying round, the contestants are expected to submit an abstract of 250 words demonstrating their innovative approaches in developing models and ideas in accordance with the topic given. The last date for submitting their abstracts and registration form is 20th October, 2012.
Interested students could register either online at https://inovit2013registration.questionpro.com or by posting a filled – in form. The abstracts would be evaluated by an expert committee and the selected abstracts would be called for preliminary round, which would be conducted in centres such as Chennai, Vellore, Tiruchi, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Madurai, Bangalore, Hubli, Mangalore, Tirupati, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Thrissur, Tiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Ernakulam and Puducherry.
The contestants have to display their working models, posters and give their idea presentation and quiz. Shortlisted candidates would be called for the final round at VIT in the first week of January 2013. Prizes worth three lakh would be given to the winners.
Further details could be had from www.vit.ac.in or by contacting 94431 07659 or 99947 82481.
Space Exhibition conducts Oxford Engineering College and Oxford College of Education
Model Rockets, Satellites, Liquid Engines and a Range of Educational Videos were part of a Space Expo conducted by Oxford Engineering College and Oxford College of Education. Organised in collaboration with Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre ( LPSC ), part of Indian Space Research Organisation, the expo marks the ongoing World Space Week celebrations.
ISRO scientist S. Ingersol, who was chief guest for the event, said that India is now a country to reckon with in terms of space research and that several nations were looking to us for building cost – effective satellites.
Referring to this year’s theme for World Space Week, ‘Space for Human Safety and Security’, Mr. Ingersol said, “Young minds should be encouraged to take up space research so that the universe can be better utilised for our security.”
Exhorting youngsters to take up careers in space technology, Mr. Ingersol said the threat of human extinction in the future has fired the intellectual curiosity of scientists to explore the cosmos for other environments with carbon and water. The two day-expo, which was attended by students from educational institutions across Tiruchi and Thanjavur, focussed on the developments in space science and technology and on how they could better living conditions, and create a better understanding of the earth’s atmosphere and climate change.
With the help of videos, the expo sought to explain the workings of the GSLV system and rocket engines; the reusability of certain satellites; and Chandrayan – I. Apart from students, the expo was open to the public and parents of the students. Also present at the event were scientist R.S. Kannu and other members from the management of Oxford Group of Institutions.
District – Level Science Exhibition
The Department of Public Instruction will organise the district – level science exhibition at Sri Manjunatheshwara High School in Vidyagiri here on November 22, 2011.
Schools that are interested to send their students to participate may approach the office of the Deputy Director of Public Instruction on the premises of the office of the Deputy Commissioner for details.
The last date to get the names of the students aspiring to participate in the event is November 10, 2011, according to a release Dharwad.
96 Schools take part in Science Expo
The 37th State – level Jawaharlal Nehru Science Exhibition began at Virudhunagar on 9th January, 2011. The three – day expo has 97 exhibits in the theme “Science and Technology for Challenges in Life,” created by students of 96 schools from across the State.
Minister for Backward Classes K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran inaugurated the exhibition organised by the National Council for Educational Research and Training and the State School Education Department in the presence of Minister for School Education Thangam Thennarasu.
The displays have been categorised under six topics – bio diversity conservation and sustenance; agriculture and technology; green energy; transport and communication; communication health and environment and mathematical modelling.
Speaking at the inaugural function, Mr. Ramachandran said that he was awe – struck by the models put up by the students. The exhibits revealed the scientific acumen of the students.
Mr. Thennarasu recalled that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had recently lauded Tamil Nadu as the leading State in science and technology. The ability among the students to question “why, for what and how” would ignite the scientific thought among them.
Director of School Education P. Perumalsamy said that the top three models at the district level have been displayed at the expo.
Twenty prizes for best models of individual students, 15 prizes for model of groups and 15 prizes for teachers would be given. Fifty best models would be displayed at the South India Science Fair.
Virudhunagar Collector V.K. Shanmugam, Director of Matriculation Schools K. Devarajan, District Revenue Officer B. Ganesan and Virudhunagar Chief Educational Officer V. Pandiwere present.