Students with a keen interest in science and working models will soon get to exhibit their skills.
Enrolment for The Hindu Young Scientist programme, designed to promote awareness of science among middle and high school students, has begun and will go on till December 15. The competition is open to students of classes IX to XII from schools in south India, across boards. Registration is through schools only and no individual entries will be entertained.
Students will be encouraged to work on a project within one of the five categories — space science, medical sciences, robotics, electrical and electronic sciences, environmental sciences and aeronautical sciences.
Each school can field one participant in each category and send their entries to Space Kidz India Office. Each participant needs to shoot a 3-8-minute video of the completed project in their respective school science labs and present it in CD/DVD form along with supporting documents.
The final rounds of the competition will be held on February 14 and 15 at Hindustan University campus in Padur, wherein students will have to present their models and answer questions from a panel of judges.
The top 15 students will be asked to speak on a topic for which a preparation time of one hour will be given.
The student chosen as The Hindu Young Scientist 2014 will win an all-expenses paid trip to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) camp. The runner-up will be sent to Malaysia on a school exchange visit.