GUWAHATI, Feb 28 � The two-day Science Fair 2014, jointly organised by the Cotton College State University (CCSU) and the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) on the Panbazar campus of the University, has received huge response.
CCSU Vice Chancellor Dr DJ Saikia said the exhibits in the science exhibition, which were prepared by different departments of Cotton College, research groups of the IASST, some schools and colleges, various NGOs and organisations like the Archaeological Survey of India, Regional Science Centre, Guwahati Planetarium, North Eastern Space Application Centre, ASTEC and the AEDA, captivated the audience.
The enthusiasm generated by the mathematical puzzle organised by the Statistics and Mathematics departments of Cotton College, display of simple scientific toys by Edu Genie and Aero-modelling and Robotic presentations by MF Haque, was remarkable, said Dr Saikia.
Another very popular item of the Fair was the science quiz. Maharnav Gogoi from Q-factor conducted the quiz as the quiz master.
The popular science talks delivered by eminent scientists include the ones delivered by renowned biotechnologist Prof K Kannan of the Indraprastha University, New Delhi (on Stem Cell Research and Applications), Prof Arun Chattopadhyay of IIT Guwahati (on Nanotechnology), Dr Anil Goswami (on the life and times of CV Raman), Prof Chandan Mahanta of IIT Guwahati (on Hydrological and Climate Science), and Archita Bhattacharyya of WWF (on Education for Sustainable Development and Earth Hour 2014).
The exhibition and a number of talks and science movies are scheduled for March 1. The day will start with a lecture by Prof Parimal Bhattacharyya on primates of the North-East at 10 am, to be followed by the one by innovator Uddhab Bharali. There will be a number of films and slide shows in the KBR Hall during the morning presented by Nature�s Foster.
The Science Fair will conclude with a presentation by Prof Bikash Sinha, former Director, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics and Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata, at 4 pm in the KBR Hall of Cotton University on the topic �The God Particle and the Infant Universe at CERN�, said Dr Saikia.