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Technical Activities

The Chemical Engineering Department has organised various events under the aegis of Chemozale as a part of technical fest – NUTech. The participants were from various technical colleges of Gujarat. The events are as follows:

Interaction of Placed Students with 3rd Year Students

As per the tradition, every year the Chemical Engineering Department, under the banner of ChESA arranged an interaction of 4th year students, who were placed in industries with the 3rd year students wherein, they shared their placement experience.

The following activities were arranged as a part of NUTech 2019:

In this event the participants were supposed to collect 11 elements by answering the questions provided as a clue. These elements were located at various location in Nirma University. In the map, each location has a number marked against it. Using the answer of the numerical puzzle and the map, the team which collects all the 11 elements within least duration was awarded.

In this event, the competitors had to put the theoretical concepts into practical use. The participants were supposed to make soap. Participants were advised to make soap with minimum chemicals and natural products like color, fragrance, additives etc.

In this event, the team members were asked to present the poster on current trends. It consisted of two rounds. The first round was abstract submission round followed by second round poster presentation.

The event was based on the well-known game “Snake and Ladders” with a bit of twist. Firstly, a question was asked to each participant and then if the answer was correct then one chance was given to him/her to throw a dice. Then the participant moved forward to the number that appear on the dice. If the participant failed to answer the question, then he was sent back by one step.

Each team was asked to make a salt water battery with the help of materials provided. There were two rounds, the first round was to build a battery with the specified conductance / potential. In the second round, the participants were asked to make a battery with the highest potential in the given time. Each battery was then tested with LEDs.

In this workshop of Visual Molecular Dynamics (VMD), the participants gained the knowledge to design for modelling, visualisation, and analysis of biological systems such as proteins, nucleic acids, lipid bilayer assemblies, etc. Various features like electron mapping, bond angle determination, bond length determination, etc. were discussed. Moreover, broad application in visualising filtration through carbon nanotubes were discussed along with basic principle behind this software.