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  • 200+ futuristic science projects on display by 812 Students at the ‘8th NES International Science and Technology Festival’

    Published on January 9, 2019

    Mumbai: NES International School Mumbai – IB World School in association with South Asian IB Schools Association (SAIBSA) is back with the 8th edition of the NES International Science & Technology Festival. The annual event is especially designed for the young scientists and teachers of IB schools with the support and guidance of leading Science and Technology organizations such as BARC, TIFR, IIT Bombay and Nehru Science Centre. The 8th NES International Science and Technology Festival will be offering unique exhibitions, competitions and activities with participants and esteemed guests from all over the world and is scheduled to be held on Saturday, 12th January, 2019 at NES International School Mumbai – IB World School, Malabar Hill Road, Swapna Nagari, Mulund (West). Kids will be displaying working models on the theme “Science for Humanity”. Projects like Magnetic city, Eco home, Smart car park, Smart City, Robots and Machine, Solar Satellite, Brain Power, Smoke Transformer, Mumbai: A Smart & Sustainable Dream, Bermuda Triangle, Space Exploration and Pollution, Solar garden, Safe helmet, Fossil Fuels, Smart Dustbin, Ocean cleanup, Flood Detector and more will be exhibited. The science festival will see students from Playgroup to Class 12 participating from IB Schools across the Globe. Around 200+ projects by 812 students will be participating from across the globe.

    The Chief Guest for the Inaugural Function will be Dr. Arun Raaza (Swansea University UK) along with Distinguished Guests Dr. Tom Hsu (MIT, Boston USA), Hon. Min. Suzanne Ellery (Education Minister Gov. of Western Australlia), Dr. S. M. Khened (Director of Nehru Science Center, Mumbai), Dr. A. P. Jayaraman (Senior Nuclear Scientist, BARC) and more.

    “Innovation in Science & Technology over the centuries has always played a pivotal role in the growth of mankind. An understanding of Science and a positive research approach amongst students encourages further innovation and motivates young minds to seek solutions for various economic, social and environmental challenges the world is facing today. It is therefore, essential to encourage and equip today’s education at all levels and venture into new areas of Science and Technology and the NES International Science and Technology Festival is one step towards the goal of creating future scientist.” Shares Dr. R. Varadarajan, Founder President NES SVB Group.

    Student Trisha Nair of Class MYP showcasing a working model with her group on ‘Bermuda Triangle’ shares, “This annual festival generates creative energy, collective scientific thinking and interaction among us students that enhances our further interest in science”.

    The event also marks the 1st anniversary of the NES STEAM RESEARCH CENTRE, the first of its kind in the country. To mark this occasion, the faculty and the students will be presenting a research paper on the day.  The highlights of the festival this year include Science Challenge – DIY Science Magic Show and State-of-the-Art Robotics. The Teachers Seminar will also be held, which will have the teachers and faculties presenting their papers on ‘Technology based teaching practice adopted in the classroom’. Out the the 3 winners selected the best teacher will win a trip to US. Another Seminar will include 2nd National STEM Story Festival and Celebrating the Launch of 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table – for the First in India. Around 10 best students will be awarded with cash price of 10k per student.

    The 1 – day festival hosts a Science Exhibition with working models by students Grades 5 to 12 early years (Playgroup), a quiz competition, a scientific drawing & painting contest, a dance competition on space science, a Bio – Jewellery competition of designing Jewellery using eco friendly and bio-degradable material, a Science Skit, Debate, Filmmaking, a NES National Science Quiz, NES International Youth Green Parliament.

    “Promoting and encouraging research in existing as well as emerging technological domains would certainly facilitate economic and social growth in our country”, Kaiser Dopaishi, President SAIBSA. This International Science Festival like this has been at the forefront of revitalizing the interest of young technologically driven generation towards the fine world of Science and Technology.

    The festival is open for viewing on Saturday, 12th Jan 2019 from 10:30am – 12:30pm at NES International School Mumbai – IB World School, Swapnanagari, Mulund (west)