Monday, October 23, 2017

Biochemical engineering: Magnetic stirrer with temperature control and centrifuge

The projects displayed by the biochemical engineering department gained a lot of appreciation from the audience primarily because of their commercial viability. The centrifuge could be used to easily separate fats and vitamins from other particles in a mixture of vinegar and milk because of their high molecular weights.

Chemical: Electrodialysis

The Undergraduate Chemical engineering project proved to be a great attraction for the crowd at the Open House 2016, IIT Delhi. The target audience were high school students from several schools across Delhi. The Electrodialysis project was something that students could easily relate to and hence gained a lot of appreciation from the onlookers. A very basic and simplified version of the actual project had been displayed.

The Polymer Extravaganza

Open house ,the day when IITD celebrates innovation and technology, saw the premises of IIT Delhi flooded with young minds gung ho to know more about science and technology. The Centre for Polymer Science and Engineering (CPSE) mainly emphasised on plastics along with applications of polymers . The first stall showcased flame retarding plastics which are made by adding non-halogentaed FR additives to flammable plastics.

Allaying Moore’s fears and more with CARE

The Centre for Applied Research in Electronics (CARE) put on display a wide range of projects and posters on technologies involving multifarious applications of electronics—from the fabrication of miniature circuits to the conservation of endangered species— on the occasion of the IIT Delhi Open House 2016.

A Talk on Optimising Language Learning using Data Analytics

It was an exciting evening filled with humour, wit and wonder as students and professors listened to Luis von Ahn, the creator of duolingo – a free language learning platform (now has an app too) that has over 110 million users worldwide ranging from the poor in developing countries to Bill Gates (yes you read that right!).

Session on Design and Practical Experience

An interactive session, discussing new Design/Practical Experience (DPE) component was organised by Technology Innovation Club (TIC), where in Prof. P.V.M. Rao and Prof. M.R. Ravi were invited to address a diverse mix of students from various years and different departments. Session was initiated by Shreyansh, Director of TIC, he gave a context to discussion by pressing on relevance of design component in courses.

DATUM

The DATUM's first exposition session was held on 28th October at LHC in a fairly well attended gathering of students and amid great curiosity and excitement about the group and its intellectually appetizing fare. The session started out with a brief hitchhike into the world of huge and unorganized data that we live in and how by using the humble tools we have of constructing some useful information out of the heap, we can get fantastic insights.

The aim of the group quite simply and crisply put, is to motivate students to develop an intuition of data analytics while solving real world problems, compute and imagine data assessment profitably while solving problems. To break it down, they want you to have the exposure and opportunity to savour the delights of data analytics and possibly fall in love with this brilliant area. The session was inviting in its simplicity. The way so many charming observations and conclusions could be easily whipped up using the so many online tools we have now of accessing and analyzing web data, viz. Google N grams or Google Trends, was appealing. Did you know of the remarkable correlation between appearances of the words 'America' and 'war' in the collection of online books with Google? (Kind of telling?!) Or perhaps, the nearly annual rhythmic spikes in the number of searches for the song 'Wake me up when September ends' over time corresponding to, and you guessed it right, the month September? It is fascinating that there are such patterns in the sea of data online waiting to be mined and perhaps put to some great purpose. This is one of the fundamental aims of the club: to stimulate active interest of the students in the club and help them develop a knack for analytics.

Rescuing Road Accident Victims – Panel Talk

NSS IITD, in association with Safely Home held an engaging panel talk and discussion on the 16th of September, 2015 in Dogra Hall. The topic of Discussion was “Rescuing Road Accident victims how and when?”

National Biogas Convention

From 15th to 17th September, 2015 IIT Delhi hosted 2nd National Biogas Convention 2015: Current and Emerging trends in Indian Biogas and Bio-fertilizer Development under the Aegis of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan.

EQ Workshop

A very interactive workshop on Emotional Quotient (EQ) was conducted by an IITD alumnus, Lekh Bajaj, who has been piloting several workshops in schools and colleges to articulate and promote the significance of EQ in our everyday lives.

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