| The Regional Science Centre. File picture |
Feb. 10: Society for Promotion of Education and Research in Electronics and Related Areas (RESONICS) of Gauhati University will organise an electronic model, quiz and poster competitions to give students of the region a platform to deliberate on science on February 28 on National Science Day.
An open photography competition will be also held on the occasion.
National Science Day is celebrated to commemorate the discovery of Raman effect by C.V. Raman, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1930.
The society was initiated by the joint effort of the departments of electronics and communication technology and electronics and communication engineering of the varsity. It is an open platform of academicians, technocrats, industry persons and students in electronics and related domains, to create a professional network for sharing information and build expertise.
The society aims at fostering and nurturing scientific talents irrespective of programmes of study. It publishes a half-yearly periodical, Anuranan, and also organises lecture sessions, workshops and conferences.
V. Sharma, curator of Regional Science Centre, Khanapara, said more than 2,000 students would take part in different contests like essay writing and poster-making on various science topics. “A chemistry gallery will be inaugurated on the day,” he said.
The gallery has been set up in an area of 2,000 square feet, to showcase at least 40 exhibits on various topics of chemistry. The exhibits have been arranged under different sections like medicinal chemistry, material and elemental chemistry.
The periodic table, a tabular display of the 118 known elements, are some of the attractions of the gallery.