Elixir, Science Exhibition for school students, is now in its third year. This event made sure to shine a light on school students and teachers. The theme of Elixir-2012 ran through many sessions. These included Science exhibits, Inter-department poster presentation, Inter-college paper presentation, Handling and application of Instruments. The two-day program was organized by Convener of Research and Seminar Committee, Coordinators, Faculty members of Department of Biotechnology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry on 10th and 11th October, 2012.
The program got on track with the Inaugural Function on 10th October in which Mrs.S.Shanthi, Chief Educational Officer, Kanchipuram was the Chief Guest.
A melodious welcome song was presented by the students. Dr. K.R.Venkatesan, Principal, SSASC inaugurated the function by traditional lighting of the lamp, and delivered presidential address.
|Lighting the Lamp|
|Presidential address - Dr.K.R.Venkatesan (Principal, SSASC)|
Dr. B. Ramesh, Convener, Research and Seminar Committee, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, presented the welcome address in which he expressed the gratitude to the CEO for gracing the function and highlighted the importance and need for such a program.
|Welcome address - Dr.B.Ramesh (Convener, Research & Seminar Committee)|
During this function, our Principal released the first copy of Proceeding entitled “ELIXIR-2012” which was received by Dr.B.Ramesh, Convener, Research and Seminar Committee, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology.
Finally, Dr. N.Rangarajan, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry proposed the vote of thanks.
|Vote of Thanks - Dr.N.Rangarajan (HOD, Biochemistry)|
The budding scientists of our College presented many creative ideas as exhibits. We were able to see young science Legends among them. The Exhibits were creative and attractive and some were marvelous. The exhibits included global warming, bio-gas, bio-electricity, DNA structure, plant cell, cell signaling etc. Everything was wonderful. There were still models, working models and instruments. These provided a feast to our eyes.
|Cultivation of Spirullina|
|Say bye bye to Soft drinks|
|Home made pH papers|
|Functions of Chloroplast in Plant Cell|
|Stop the Global Suicide|
|Industrial Effluent Treatment|
Around 8000 students from different schools in and around Kanchipuram saw the exhibits. Such exhibitions have to be encouraged because students get an opportunity to present their ideas as well as seed new ideas in the minds of children.
During the exhibition, our Principal honored the school teachers with a certificate and memento.
The Paper and Poster presentation sessions were conducted at the Seminar Hall on 11th October which was judged by Dr.K.Satyanarayana, Principal, T.S.Narayanaswami College of Arts and Science, Chennai.
After two days of exhibition, Elixir witnessed the valedictory function honoring the heroics of students and organizers, on the 11th October evening. The Chief Guests for this function were Dr.M.Elancheliyan, Professor, Department of Microbiology, PGIBMS,
of Madras, Taramani Campus, Chennai
and Dr.K.Satyanarayana, Principal, of Arts and Science, Chennai. T.S.Narayanaswami College
Welcoming the Chief Guest and other dignitaries, Dr.G.Suresh, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology has presented the welcome address.
|Welcome address - Dr.G.Suresh (HOD, Microbiology)|
In his Valedictory address, Dr.M.Elancheliyan, Professor, Department of Microbiology, PGIBMS,
Taramani Campus, Chennai addressed the participants and encouraged them to
participate in competitions with true spirit. University of Madras
|Valedictory address - Dr.M.Elancheliyan (PGIBMS, University of Madras)|
Attending the function as a Judge and Resource person, Dr.K.Satyanarayan, Principal, T.S.Narayanaswami College of Arts and Science, Chennai narrated the best model, paper and poster and congratulated the students for their dedicated work.
|Resource Person & Judge - Dr. K.Satyanarayan (T.S.Narayanaswami College of Arts & science)|
Prize distribution for the participants followed next. As the names were announced, all came in the order to receive certificates and prizes from the Chief Guests.
|Winner of Model presentation|
Finally, Dr.B.Ramesh, Convener, Research and Seminar Committee, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology extended the vote of thanks as well as the memento was distributed to the organizers by the chief guests.
|Vote of Thanks - Dr.B.Ramesh (HOD, Biotechnology)|