Western India Science Fair

The State Council of Educational Research & Training, Porvorim, Goa in collaboration with Goa Science Centre, Miramar, Panaji, Goa organized State Level Western India Science Fair 2018-19 for the students of Std. VIII to XII at Goa Science Centre, Miramar from 3rd to 5th October 2018. In all 75 projects (24 Individual Project plus 40 Team Projects and 11 teaching aids) were displayed in the Fair.

A panel of three judges comprising of Mr. Venkata Durga Prasad K., State Project Coordinator, Goa Science Centre, Mr. Umesh Sardesai Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, Govt Polytechnic, Altinho, Panaji, Goa, Miss. Suchana P. Amonkar, HOD-Zoology Department, Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Miramar Panaji, Goa. judged the exhibits. The State Level Prize winners are as follows

Individual Project:

Prize Name of Projcet Participant  Name of School
FIRST Smart Home Valentinho Sweden Fernandes Fr. Agnel Multipurpose High School, Verna, Goa.
SECOND Smart Blind’s Stick Sanat Rajaram Volvoikar Mustifund High School, Cujira-Bambolim, Goa
THIRD Fish Feeding Robot Shravani  Marathe Dr. K.B. Hedgewar High School, Cujira- Bambolim, Goa
FOURTH Obstacle Avoiding Robot & LPG Gas Leak Detector using Arduino Nitish Kumar Vidya Mandir, Chicalim, Goa.
FIFTH Vetiveria grass Ashley Carvalho Pope John XXII High School,Quepem,Goa.

Team Project:

Prize Name of Projcet Participant  Name of School
FIRST Inbuilt Screw Jack 1)Sarvang Naik 2) Anay Gaonkar Union High School, Sanguem, Goa
SECOND Conductive Point 1)Aakarsh Lotlikar 2) Nischal A.J.de Almeida High School, Ponda, Goa
THIRD Prevent Accidents & Save Energy 1) Arnav Kelekar 2) Animish Turi   Dr.K.B. Hedgewar Vidyalay, Ponda, Goa
FOURTH Smart Solar Irrigation 1)Owin Fernandes 2) Shahid Sadrodin Sandit Fr.Agnel Multipurpose High School,Verna,Goa
FIFTH Smart Helmet 1) Lakshdip L. Fatarpekar  2) Suyash D. Sawant Mustifund High School, Cujira-Bambolim, Goa

Teaching Aid

Prize Name of Projcet Participant  Name of School
FIRST Structure of Chromosomes Uddhav S. Kanekar Shri Damodar Higher Secondary School, Margao, Goa
SECOND Newton’s Law of Motion Sulakshana V. Gadekar Vidya Mandir, Chicalim, Goa
THIRD Geo-board Prapti N. Koluenkar Shri Bhumika Higher Secondary School, Parye, Sattari
FOURTH Magical effect of Magnets & Electrical Charge Fr.Jacob S. St. Thomas Higher Secondary School, Aldona, Bardez, Goa
FIFTH Mathematics Garden Manjula Gomes Rosary High School, Navelim, Salcete, Goa

The first three projects in each category shall participate in the Zonal Level Western India Science Fair 2018-19 from 12th to 15th December 2018 at Nehru Science Centre, Worli, Mumbai,

The State Level Western India Science Fair 2018-19 was inaugurated by Mr. Nagaraj Honnekeri, Director SCERT Prvorim, Goa in the presence of Mr.  Venkata Durga Prasad K. State Programme Coordinator Goa Science Centre Miramar, Mr. Bhishi Parab Programme coordinator SCERT, Mr. Vasant Nagarsekar Assistant Programme Coordinator SCERT, the participants, the teachers, parents & staff members of SCERT & Goa Science Centre Miramar.

The Science fair was kept open for public on all the three days from 10am to 5.00 pm. A large number of school students, teachers from different schools and also the general public visited the fair and curiously interacted with the participants.