November 30, 2011
School of Engineering, Bengaluru
A two-day science fest was organized for high-school and pre-university students by the Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru, during November 10-11, 2011.
Aarohan ’11 aimed at providing participating students from eleven schools and PU colleges in Karnataka, a glimpse into the heady world of science and technology.
Students from Amrita Vidyalayams in Bengaluru and Mysuru participated, as well.
Science exhibition Anvesh, symposium Aashabhushan, Maths Olympiad Ganitagyaa and quiz Utkarsh captured the students’ imaginations.
Working models of voice-controlled robots and bio-plastics were popular Anvesh exhibits. Fifteen teams from schools such as BEL Vidyalaya, BGSNPS, National Hill View Public School and Amrita Vidyalayams displayed electronics exhibits and exhibits for environmental protection.
“A good number of projects demonstrated innovative ideas from students for a cleaner and safer environment,” stated Dr. G. Radha Krishnan, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, who chaired the fest committee.
Aashabhushan saw students preparing draft papers on given topics and then presenting them.
“Communicating one’s ideas effectively to an audience is a key factor for success in any profession; the symposium Aashabhushan was organized to help students develop this skill,” fest organizers stated.
Ganitagyaa, the Maths Olympiad, saw students scratching their heads, perhaps even biting on their pencils, but in the end, coming out triumphant.
Utkarsh, the quiz, was followed by Vaigyanika; both tested students’ knowledge in all fields of science and technology.
Earlier students had the opportunity to listen to an inspiring speech from Dr. Kanwar Jit Singh, Principal Architect, Tejas Networks, during the inauguration. Speaking about the world of advanced science and technology, he elaborated on his company’s work with the Kennedy Space Centre and the equipment used in space vehicles.
“Pushing the boundaries of convention, and imbibing the process of innovative thinking, is what makes all the difference,” stated fest organizers. “This is what we tried to do in Aarohan ’11.”
“We offered a lively atmosphere and a platform where students could exhibit their talents. Participants spread their wings and took flight to the skies in their quest for knowledge.”
“Aarohan was only an initial step in their journey; we hope this journey will take them to the very pinnacle of science!”