Science Fest – “A journey from Science to Innovative Technology” is an annual 2-days event organized every year on 25th and 26th January at St. John Technical and Educational Campus.
Science Festaims at introducing young students to a scientific environment and inculcating in them a desire to seek additional knowledge and skills in areas of their interest. Students of all Institutes within the campus showcase and demonstrate their innovative projects and ideas.
Some of the projects exhibited by students of St. John College of Engineering and Technology were –Smart city model, Smart Road Control, Automatic Irrigation of plants, Web Cam based Face Detection, Electricity Generation from Salt-water, Roof Ventilator Wind Turbine, etc.
The students from St. John Institute of Pharmacy and Research displayed projects like –Organic Planting (Terrace Farming), Extraction of DNA, Renal Revitalization, Safe Use of Opthalmic Preparation, etc.
The stalls put up by the students of St. John Institute of Management and Research were Career guidance, NSS centre, Games stalls, Management Infoline and Warliproducts.
Some of the projects showcased by the students of St. John College of Humanities and Sciences were - Tsunami Indicator, Working of stock exchange, Flower arrangements. The Hospitality students had prepared delicious food items as a part of Food Court stalls.
All Institutes on the campus including St. John International School and Aldel Tutorial Academy had their own Career Guidance stall to counsel and guide the students / parents on numerous possibilities available for higher education / career and thereby ensure a good and bright future.
Science Fest also provides a platform to students of other schools and colleges in the belt of Vasai to Valsad, to exhibit their projects / talent / creativity through theme based competitions.
The theme for Science Fest 2016 was “Science, Society & Environment”. The topic for inter-school level competition was “Health, Nutrition and cleanliness”. The inter-college junior and senior level competitions had the topics “Nurture Nature” and “Erase Your E-Waste” respectively. A total number of 19 schools and 3 junior college participated in the competition.
The Chief Guest was Ms. SharadaRaut (IPS) - Superintendent of Police, Palghar District, who inaugurated the event and addressed the participants. The Chairman of Aldel Education Trust, Mr. Albert W. D’Souza welcomed the Chief Guest, Principals of the various Institutes on the campus and all participants.
Simultaneously, St. John Institute of Management and Research had organized inter-collegiateseminar “Srijan” based on the theme “Sustainable Development – Save the Environment, Save the World.” Total 20 teams represented their colleges in poster making and presentation competition on topic “Environmental Sustainability - A Road to Sustainable Development.” Mr. NeerajPurohit, General Manager and MR of Gini Silk Mills P. Ltd. was the key note speaker.
As a part of Science Fest, St. John College of Humanities and Sciences had arranged “Enthusia – The Youth Fest”, a cultural fest comprising of various inter-collegiate competitions like singing, group dance, skit, bio-rangoli, etc.
All the winners were felicitated by the Chief Guest with trophies, cash prize and certificates whereas all the participants were given certificates.
The Science fest 2016 was truly a crowd pulling event as about 4000 people visited the campus and had an enriching experience of the different events under the umbrella of Science Fest. The entire campus was abuzz with activities for these two days.