Air Force School emerge as winners in Manipal University’s Teenovators

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

1. Air Force School, Hebbal, Bangalore, bagged the first prize for their innovation to convert radio waves from a cell phone to electricity

Manipal University announced the winners of their national-level student innovation championship, Teenovators 2013-14, today. Air Force School, Hebbal, Bangalore emerged as the winners for their work on converting radio waves into electric energy and took home a cash prize of Five lakh rupees in grand finale today.

Teenovators began in August 2013 with an innovation quotient test held across 15 cities in the country for students in Classes 9 to 12. From among 2 lakh entries from 500 schools that took part, 50 teams per city were short listed. Each of them came up with innovations that are of value to society. From among these, six teams were selected to showcase their unique innovations in the run-up to the grand finale. These teams were trained and mentored by experts from GE, LG Soft, IBM, Microsoft and Intel.

Winners list

  1. Air Force School, Hebbal, Bangalore, bagged the first prize for their innovation to convert radio waves from a cell phone to electricity.  The team was given a cash prize of five lakh rupees. The team consisted of Prajual P J, Ganesh Siva S, Sriram S. The team thanked their mentor, Sanjay Chitnis, Program Manager LG Soft India, who helped them conceive the idea.
  2. Naryana Junior College, Champapet, Hyderabad, secured second place for their innovation to track the sun so as to maximize the solar energy absorbed. The team was given a cash prize of three lakh rupees. The team consisted of Akhil L, Shalu K, Varun M, Surender and Sai Kiran. They were mentored by Srinath Vasireddy, Principal Program Manger, Microsoft.
  3. Seshadripuram PU College, Yelahanka, Bangalore, bagged third prize for their project on a solar-powered electric generator. The team took home a cash prize of one lakh rupees. The team consisted of Arjun Amruth, Vengesh Damodaran, Abhinav Priyadarshi, Syed Faraz and Veeresh Angadi. They were mentored by Mr. Monojeet Chakravorty, Program Manager, representing Intel. 
  4. The DAV Public School, Rajpura, Chandigarh took home consultation prize for their innovation of utilizing the energy produced by the movement of trains. The team consisting of Shubham Singh, Bhavay Gudwani, Nagish Bansal, Chetanya Chopra and Puneet Dhir took away a cash prize of Rs 50,000/- The team thanked their mentor, Dr Prasanth Kumar, GE Global Research, who helped them conceive the idea.
  5. Holy Angels School, Chandigarh, were awarded consultation prize for their proposal to make cars green through the use of bio-fuels processed from sunflower oil. The team consisted of Awaljot Kaur, Ayushi Malik, Shivika Hans, Srishti Verma and Kanva Singla. They were mentored by Naveen G V, from Intel during the course of the project. The team received a cash prize of Rs 50,000/-.
 

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