Dhaka is a place of hope and science projects taken up by the youths are not only impressive but relevant and economically feasible, said Professor Vincent Chang, PhD, vice chancellor of Brac University (BracU).
He was addressing the prize-giving ceremony of a Science Exhibition 2019 organised by the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of BracU at its Mohakhali campus auditorium on Sunday, 17 February, 2019.
The inter-university and college scientific project exhibition aimed to motivate students into involving themselves into learning about basic sciences and their applications.
The scale of involvement portrays the concern of the young generation such as on saving energy, protecting the environment and usage of artificial intelligence, said Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Mohammad Tamim.
Professor AFM Yusuf Haider, PhD, chairperson of the department, said the important thing was that this young generation was thinking about the nation and taking up projects to address different problems, such as reducing traffic congestion.
Over 60 projects were submitted for the exhibition and after a screening process 40 were demonstrated in front of a jury.
In the final round, 23 projects were selected: 10 from college-based teams and 13 from university-based ones.
The champion project from university category, “Earth Battery” of a team from the American International University-Bangladesh, connected 24 cups of earth, each with one copper and one aluminium rod dipped in, to form a battery that lit a 10W LED bulb. It requires no charging.
Champion of college category: Project “Waste Not Wasted” of Bangladesh International School and College.