Budding young scientists showcase their skills

Budding young scientists showcase their skills

It is said that the best way one learns is through experiments. “Engi Connect,” is an inter-institutional science exhibition and competition aimed at promoting innovative scientific ideas among students at school-level by providing them an opportunity to create and display working science models, was held at National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal.

Creativity was at its best at the expo. Over 300 students from 50 schools of DK and Udupi districts presented various scientific concepts through simple working models and experiments.

The expo was divided into three categories such as working models, non working models and charts.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Manju Suresh, a student of Sharada Vidyalaya School, explained the working of an elevator model made out of thread and bobbins. “My model aims at saving energy,” she said.

Shawn, a class seven student of Milagres school, is growing a plant without soil.
“One can grow plants with water and right amount of fertiliser,” he said.

Students from Delhi Public School (DPS), created an electrostatic smoke precipitator. “This model is a solution to air pollution caused by industries. This smoke precipitator attracts smoke particles and filters it and lets out clean air,” say the students.


Glenitta of DPS created 'Smart security robot,' which attracted a lot of attention. This robot had an adjustable camera, FM transmitter, wind speed detector and also an adjustable arm which works through a remote.

“I created this model by referring the internet. This robot can diffuse bombs and can be helpful for the army,” Glenitta says.

Students of Canara School have made a heat detector which detects heat, alerts the nearest fire station and releases water automatically.

Students from St Ann’s Girls High School created an 'Pneumatic Air Gun,' using water bottles and pipes.

Students of Ramakrishna School explained the methods of producing energy using windmills, hydro electric project, solar power plant, biogas and nuclear plant.

“This is the first edition of Engi Connect. We aim to provide a competitive atmosphere for the students and hence develop creative scientific thinking in them. We have also organised workshops on Android app development, web development and remote control aircraft for students.

This event is a platform for budding young scientists to showcase and develop their technical skills,” said Engi     Connect Joint Convener Uma Bera.

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