Five students from the B. Sc (Mathematics) department at the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu, have been selected for the final level round in an online competition that was conducted on 9th October 2020 by the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC, SHAR), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Department of Space, Government of India.
Two teams from the college participated online in World Space Week 2020 Design Competition. The theme of the event was science and technology relating to space. A total of forty-four teams from across India were selected for the final round based on their presentations to senior scientists from ISRO, an abstract of a proposed design model.
Team one from the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science comprised Dhivyabharathi. A (third year), Preethi R.A. (third year) and Kanimozhi K. (second year) while team two had the boys, Maheswar M (third year) and Naveen S (third year). They were ably assisted by the professors from the Mathematics department of the college, Dr. S. Vinoth Kumar (Head and assistant professor) and Sri. M. Gunanithi (faculty coordinator for this competition and assistant professor).
The event was organised to commemorate the World Space Week 2020 (4th October to 10th October 2020). Other highlights of this design competition included a special interaction and speech by the Chairman of ISRO, Dr. K. Sivan.
World Space Week 2020 Design Competition saw participation of college students from Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The students came from the aeronautical engineering, design and automation engineering disciplines.
In their paper, Dhivyabharathi. A, Preethi R.A and Kanimozhi K presented abstracts on hydrogen fuel and oxygen generation in rockets, using sugar as a rocket fuel and using robots in space. Maheswar M and Naveen S’s abstract were on space elevator and lower fuel consumption rockets.
We wish the students all the very best in their journey ahead.