13 projects designed by the students of the institute selected in the NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest-2013

They hail from remote villages, but their aims are high. Thirteen projects designed by the students of Nuzvid International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) have been selected in the NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest – 2013.

The selected projects will be presented in the 32nd Annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC) to be held at San Diego, USA, from May 23 to 27, IIIT Director Ibrahim Khan has said. “It is a feather in the cap of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT). The students’ achievement reflects the high quality of teaching, ” says Prof. Khan and compliments the budding engineers.

In all, 38 students of the institute prepared the projects on ‘Creating alternative living for the mankind in space’. Last year, six projects, designed by ten students were selected for the international conference.

The projects selected this year are: Titan, Amaranthos, Akron, Garuda, Atman, Magma, Divoucas, Athena and other missions. The projects were designed by pre-university and engineering first year students of the Nuzvid IIIT, Mr. Khan told The Hindu on Tuesday.

“I never thought of winning the first prize (in Grade 11) in the NASA contest in individual category. I submitted the thesis on ‘How man can lead a luxurious life in space by using latest technologies. Going by the successive missions designed by our scientists, we can understand that nothing is impossible for humans. I presented ideas on how we can lead an alternative life in space,” said B.L. Prasanna, who has designed ‘Titan’ project.

“Our project, ‘Amaranthos’ has won the second prize (in Grade 12) in the contest. The mission explains the ‘miracles created by mankind in science’ and the ‘requirements for leading a pollution-free life in space,” says Y. Bhavani Devi, who has prepared the project along with two other students – I. Nandini and D. Soundarya.