Some entertainment with science

Some entertainment with science

Some entertainment with science

While science never ceases to amaze people, science fests often tend to give an insight into things that we see in our daily lives, yet overlook. Amrita School of Engineering recently hosted Aarohan’12, which pondered into the fun elements of engineering and provided activities for students to do.

Activities were held for higher secondary and senior secondary students alike. The two days of the fest had various events like Anvesh, which was the project exhibition; ‘Table-Top Engineering, which was a set of challenges where the teams were provided with materials; Panditya, a technical treasure hunt, where students were seen running around excitedly, looking for clues, and Aashubhashan, the symposium. Other events included Ganitagya, the math olympiad; Vaigyanika, the science Olympiad and Utkarsh, a quiz.

Acrom, the college robotics club had displays and activities that included a quiz based on robotics and general knowledge of electronics, an idea-seeking event where the best ideas would be rated and posted on the Acrom website, a car race and a display of robots made during the academic year, at the venue.

“This year’s response was definitely different. We had a nice flow of people, with many excited about the car race. According to our records, there were 170 students who came to see Acrom’s display,” said an excited Sai Prasanth, a third year B Tech student, and student head of Acrom.

Of the many events that were a part of Aarohan’12, the product exhibition had a lot of interesting displays. A dedication to aircraft carrier INS Viraat, which would commemorate 60 years of service in 2020, by Namratha, Komal, Piyush, Rahul and Vivek, students of BEL (CBSE) Vidyalaya, with a stress on the importance of aircraft carriers, was one of the amazing displays.

An ‘Eco-Bike’ by Udaya Kiran, Abhishek Sharma and Bhumika, students from Amrita Vidyalam, implying the need of eco-friendly transport, was another interesting sight. “This bike with a 24-watt-dc motor, when fully charged should run for 50km,” said the confident group of students.

With a total of 11 schools and colleges that enrolled in the fest, participants included Amrita Vidyalayam (Mysore), Amrita Vidyalayam (Bangalore), Christ Junior College, BEL (CBSE) Vidyalayam, Presidency East, Presidency South, MEC PU College, BIA,  and Delhi Public School (North).

“Over 250 students participated in the various events conducted in the two days of the fest. This year’s science fest had a nice turnover, with many appreciating the ‘Table-Top Engineering’ event, since most people found it very challenging and interesting, and we got good positive feedback, for the same,” said Rakesh S G, associate dean
of Amrita School of Engineering.

Cash prizes were awarded to the winners and runners-up of all events, and the winner rolling trophy was awarded to BEL Vidyalaya.