VISAKHAPATNAM: It was not just an exhibition showcasing some scientific projects, but a platform depicting the scientific temper among the young students of about 400 schools in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari and Prakasam districts.
The second day of the ‘State-Level Exhibition and Project Competition’ (SLEPC)-II being organised by Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) at SFS School in Seethamadhara here Sunday, witnessed the students putting 457 scientific projects on display.
While some of the projects offered solutions to prevent mishaps like the school bus tragedy at an unmanned railway gate, Gail gas pipeline blast and Volvo bus accidents, the others focused on ‘sustainable development’. Projects on alternative energies, waste management and power consumption were also showcased. The students were seen enthusiastically explaining their projects to the visitors, who in turn were blown away by their innovativeness.
‘Automatic Speed Controller at Traffic Signals’ by AVVS Teja of Palakollu, ‘Multipurpose Braille Writing Slate’ by G Pardhasaradhi Reddy of Narasapur, ‘Gate Blocking at Unmanned Railway Crossings through Sensor Systems’ by M Avinash, ‘Electricity from Wastewater’ by Md Yasmin of Tadepalligudem and many more projects caught the attention of the visitors at the exhibition. Being a weekend, a large number of students from many schools in the city along with their parents visited the event. S Sandeep, a class V student of Gayatri Vidya Parishad School, said that the scientific fair helped him learn many innovative science projects.
“I am enthusiastically looking forward to participating in the next science exhibition next year.”
The judges were really having a tough time selecting the best five out of 457 projects. The best will be declared winners Monday.
Meanwhile, winners were already selected from the SLEPC-I conducted in Tirupati last week. All these winners would participate in the national science fair to be held from October 7 to 10 in New Delhi, said INSPIRE district nodal officer CV Renuka.