The National Science Fest will be organised by St. Stephen’s College on 24th, 25th and 26th January 2014. The event is being headed by the Students’ Union Society of the college, in collaboration with the Computer Science Society, Chemistry Society, Electronics Society, Photography Society, Environment Society, Debating Society and Quiz Club. The fest aims at offering a mix of competitive and academic activities. These range from a paper presentation to a treasure hunt.
Mrittunjoy Guha Majumdar, Senior Secretary for NSF, says, “This year we present yet another edition of the Stephanian scientific extravaganza with many more electrifying events and a lot more enthusiasm to make this event memorable.”
First day brings an interdisciplinary triathlon of events with Debugging Electronicz, Paper Presentations and a Science Quiz. This trail of events continues to the second day with CYSAE (Competition for Young Scientists and Enthusiasts) and the Scientifik Exhibition.
Amal Jahan, General Secretary says, “We are expecting an overwhelming response given the trend that has been set for the past few years. Enormous energy and effort has been invested in planning NSF’14 to make it an interesting and exciting affair.”
The fest promises to pose ultimate challenges for the electronics enthusiasts with events like, “Debugging Electronicz” followed by the NSF talks where revered veterans like Dr. Prasanta Panigrahi and Dr. Patrick Dasgupta will talk about interesting topics such as Black Hole evaporation and Quantum Dots. The new twist to this year’s NSF is for the explorers with a scientific bent of mind with events like the Treasure Hunt.
For those consummate in rhetoric, Day 3 schedules the NSF Debate, with the motion “Whether parents should be allowed to choose the genetic composition of their kids!”
NSF ’14 is expected to conclude with the ‘Scientifik Exhibition’ wherein participants will be presenting posters and models on the topic “Innovative Practices for Conservation of Natural Resources”, which will be judged for the top spot by Dr. Kinkini Dasgupta, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
List of Events:
Day 1: 24th January, 2014
- Opening Ceremony
- NSF Talks
- “Black hole evaporation and information loss problem” by Dr. Patrick Dasgupta
- “The Fascinating World of Chemistry” by Dr. Subho Mozumdar
- NSF Science Quiz
- Debugging Electronicz
- Paper Presentation
Day 2: 25th January, 2014
- CYSAE (Competition for Young Scientists and Enthusiasts)
- Scientifik Exhibition
- NSF Talks
- “Small Waves are Making Big Waves: Wavelets in Action” by Dr. Prasanta Panigrahi
- “From Quantum Mechanics to Quantum Dots” by Dr. Sameer Sapra
- Absurd Theory
- Kapture Photography and Digital Imaging Event
Day 3: 26th January, 2014
- NSF Debate
- Treasure Hunt
Note: DU Beat is the official media partner for NSF 2014.