Innovative science exhibits by college students
As part of the annual fete at Maris Stella, students turnout in all black on Tuesday in Vijayawada.Photo: Ch.Vijaya Bhaskar
students of PVP Siddhartha Institute of Technology, V.R. Siddhartha College of Engineering, and MIC College of Technology participated in large numbers with a number of science projects and exhibits to display the latest findings and their applications in the day-to-day life situations at the Gora Science Centre on Friday. About 450 students from various colleges and schools vied with each other to show what kind of scientific temperament they had. The explosive nature of several materials, the use of Integrated Circuits in controlling train movement at crossings and their applications in agriculture fields to start or stop irrigation motors, were some of the exhibits that attracted everyone.
Black Dress competition
Students of Maris Stella College in Vijayawada participated in several competitions in the run-up to the Fete Day organised on Sunday. While some of the students dressed themselves in Indian traditional attires representing cultures of several States in the country, there were colour wear competitions like White Dress and Black Dress competitions in which they had come attired in traditional Indian sarees and also western wear. The culmination of all these competitions was the Fete Day at which festive atmosphere prevailed with students enjoying and competing in several cultural events, while putting up eatery stalls etc.
Surface Science and Nanotechnology
Principal Scientist of Hyderabad-based IICT K.S. Rama Rao explained recent trends in Surface and Nanotechnology, and went on to say that Nano science and recent applications in present society were useful to the human being. He said nano material behave differently compared to macro molecules. They show different properties. They have different applications at different sizes. They can be used in pharmacy, medical care – for cancer tumor identifications and in industry etc. B.S.L.V. Prasad Senior Scientist from National Chemical Laboratories ACSIR Institute also gave live examples from the nature that some insects and bats that they cling to roofs and different colors shown by peacock and lotus leaf’s repellent properties were based on this.
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