Innovation

7 Student Projects From IIT-Delhi’s India International Science Fair That Will Inspire You

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, hosted one of its biggest science and technology fair recently. The India International Science Fair (IISF) commenced on 4th December and brought on board 4000 delegates including students, entrepreneurs and industry experts, who showcased over 500 projects. The fair was inaugurated by the Minister of Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan.

IIT Delhi IISF

We bring you a set of interesting projects straight from the heart of the expo.

1. Hydraulic Crane

IIT Delhi IISF

Students from Jharkhand’s Deoghar district showcased a hydraulic crane they designed using syringes. When asked what inspired them to build this, one student answered: “It was there in a book of experiments.”

2. Kitchen Vermi-Composting

IIT Delhi IISF

Pupils from Society for Environment and Development exhibited the importance and uses of vermi-composting that has wide uses in agriculture, gardens and nurseries, forests, and soil and water conservation.

3. Silver Potato

IIT Delhi IISF

Students from Pragati Vigyan Sanstha exhibited a simple kitchen experiment that turns a normal potato silver. The process works in three steps: put a potato on a flame till it turns black. Next, place it in a glass of water and then watch it turn silver.

For safety purposes, students weren’t allowed to light a flame. But I tried the experiment at home and it worked!

4. All Roads Lead To Home

IIT Delhi IISF

An interesting application of the property of ellipses, every time we hit at one end, it will always hit the striker on the other. The striker will always be reflected by elliptic boundary to the striker placed opposite to it.

5. Is Light Visible?

IIT Delhi IISF

Another highly exciting experiment was that of ‘Is Light Visible?’. Press the switch and see if the light inside the tube turns on. As the next step, put your hand inside and keep the switch pressed. You will see your hand get brightly illuminated.

READ  25 year old Sharma ji's son is creating intelligent art pieces that will automate everything in your home!

IIT Delhi IISF

Light is not visible in space. It’s only when it’s reflected off solid surfaces that we really get to see it.

6. Exploration of Modern Science for the Queries of Ayurveda

IIT Delhi IISF

Students from Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology, Trivandrum, showcased the application of modern science to further the benefits of Ayurveda.

7. Implementation of Biogas Related Technologies

IIT Delhi IISF

Students from the Biogas Development & Training Center at IIT-Delhi have developed the following technologies related to biogas – such as water scrubbing-based Biogas Enrichment and bottling for vehicular application, and Biogas production optimization from de-oiled cakes, to name a few.

IIT Delhi IISF

BDTC, IIT Delhi also provides support to nodal agencies across Delhi, UP, Haryana and Uttarakhand.

These are just some of the projects that showcase a peep into India’s future. And as I sign off, here is a group of schoolchildren who set a perfect example of how excited we need to be when our country makes giant strides forward.

IIT Delhi IISF

The post has appeared on Humans of Delhi & Indiatimes and is written by Anjali Bisaria. 

Bringing you independent, solution-oriented and well-researched stories takes us hundreds of hours each month, and years of skill-training that went behind. If our stories have inspired you or helped you in some way, please consider becoming our Supporter.

Shruti Chaturvedi

Telling inspiring, powerful, (extra) ordinary stories brewing around on Chaaipani. @adhicutting on Twitter.

About the Author

Shruti Chaturvedi

Telling inspiring, powerful, (extra) ordinary stories brewing around on Chaaipani. @adhicutting on Twitter.

Read more from Shruti