Kerala

Innovations reflecting their concern for environment

Thamanna Latheef and Vaishnav M. from Eradikode PKMM Higher Secondary School, Malappuram, with their invention ‘Fuelling the Future’ at the Kerala State Schools Sasthrolsavam 2015-16 at St. Aloysius High School, Kollam, on Thursday.–Photo: C. Suresh Kumar  

The science fair venue of the Kerala State Schools Sasthrolsavam 2015-16 at St. Aloysius High School here de facto turned out to be a mine of innovative designs from the minds of students reflecting their concern for the environment.

Recycling of plastic waste and energy from waste received much focus. They tapped the scientist in them to come out with unique gadgets that provide a quick way to solve waste management problems, if promoted with better professionalism.

The projects on display reflected creative contribution to arrest pollution and protect environment, thereby proving that students can play a pivotal role in changing the scenario.

One of the attractions of the fair was ‘Fuelling the Future’ by Thamanna Latheef and Vaishnav M. from Malappuram Eradikode PKMM Higher Secondary School. It is a plant that converts all forms of waste, be it plastic, e-waste, solid waste or trash into fuel. Thamanna and Vaishnav say that through their invention such wastes get converted into fuels like biogas, hydrogen, petrol and kerosene.

Aparna Gopan and Aphra Ayub from Meenangadi Government Higher Secondary School, Wayanad, displayed an invention that can convert all forms of plastic waste into roof tiles. They displayed how their innovation manufactures tiles.

R. Shruthilakshmi and S.S. Shruthi Krishna from Sreekandeswaram S.N. Higher Secondary School, Alappuzha, displayed their invention, a single machine that can grate coconuts, spin coir, pump water, and light up bulbs, all that without electricity. More than 500 such inventions from little minds from various schools across the State were on display at the venue.



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