Chennai, Apr 29 UNI | 3 months ago

The Agni College of Technology (ACT) in collaboration with the Science Society of India has organised the Indian Science and Engineering Fair across the country and three best projects were chosen to represent India in the International Olympiad to be held in the United States.

The projects were scrutinised amid tough guidelines as they were research-based and not science essays.

An ACT release here today said a panel of eminent judges from IIT-M, Central Electro Chemical Research Institute, Anna University and ACT evaluated the projects and selected the top three best ones to represent India in the International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad (I-SWEEP) to be held in the US.

The first Grand Gold medal was bagged Tenith Adithyaa, a 11th standard students of the Hindu Higher Secondary School, Watrap, Tamil Nadu for his project on Environment titled 'Banana Leaf Technology'.

The second Grand Gold Medal was bagged Ms Mansi Nilesh Bhai Dalsanai and Kairav Dipak Bhai Racchhadiya, the ninth standard students of Shree G K Dholakiya School at Rajkot in Gujarat for their project titled 'to prepare water resistance and heat resistance bricks from wastage plastic, bantonite and sand and compare its quantitative data with normal bricks'.

The Third Grand Gold Medal was bagged by D Anjanei, a 12th standard student of Chettinad Vidyashram, Chennai, for his project on Biology titled 'Phytoplankton as biological sinks for carbon sequestration'.

The release said the entire expenses of the three winners for the US tour would be sponsored by the ACT.

(Posted on 29-04-2014)