The scientific temper of IIIT, Basara, students amazed the visitors and teachers with the students displaying some amazing products at the Science and Technology Fair, organised on the campus. The fair was inaugurated by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) Vice- Chancellor, R.V. Raja Kumar.
Some of the interesting models exhibited by the students included a manually pedalled washing machine that not only washes clothes but also exercises the muscles. A model that converts biomass such a grass into solid fuel bricks, which can be used in industry for healing purpose attracted lot of people. In another model, students exhibited how Ethanol, a bio-fuel can be obtained from banana peels.
A solar train that lessens dependency on non-renewable sources of energy and usage of organic materials and paints that lessen roof heat absorption that can revolutionise construction technology amused the visitors. Interestingly, all these are made with low cost inputs.
“The fair acted as a mechanism for the IIITians to display their intense interest in diversified fields. The idea of the fair was also to interact, involve, inspire and transform and to be beneficial to the college and students of the surrounding districts,” said Prof. Raja Kumar.
About 200 models, including 70 working models, besides a number of poster presentations and other technological demonstrations were part of the fair, according to R.Saha, Director, lIIT-Basar.
Hundreds of schoolchildren from various schools in Adilabad, Nizamabad and Karimnagar districts visited the fair. “This is the best way to ignite young minds for scientific temper,” Prof. Raja Kumar said.
R. Ravikanth Reddy
Some of the interesting science models includes how ethanol, a bio-fuel, can be obtained from banana peels, a washing machine useful for washing clothes and exercise as well