Chandini Aiyama won the travelogue contest organized by Travel Earth. She bagged an all-expense trip to Sabah, Malaysia. Travel Earth plans to conduct this contest regularly at PES University. With tie-ups with travel and event management companies such as Travel Earth the hospitality program enables students to develop practical understanding of event management. The department is in discussions with established companies like Red-Bull, Fans on Stands, Wizcraft and DNA to provide students an exposure to the best practices in the industry. Chandini is a student of BHEM programme.
The team of Noel, Sameer, Kenneth and Mohan emerged winners at Bosch KitCat Hackathon, 2017. They won Rs.2,00,000 cash prize and internship offer at Bosch facilities. The hackathon aimed to explore new and novel ways of training algorithms for maximum accuracy and robustness for various use cases. Out of the 4000 registrations, twenty were called for the first round of finals and five made it to the finals.
Team Aranea from PES University works on novel de-orbiting mechanism for Micro and Nano satellites in low and medium altitude Earth orbits (LEOs & MEOs) in the project called Ultra-thin Wires Drag Enhancement System (UWDES). Ten members of the team attended the International Astronautical Congress (IAC)-2017 held at Adelaide, Australia from Sept 25th to 29th. IAC is the largest annual space tech conference attended by scientists, industry and academia worldwide. The team presented a paper on the UWDES concept, titled “Drag Enhancement for Spacecraft using Numerous Ultra-Thin Wires Arranged into Drag-Wire Webs of Various Configurations”.
At the Prof. CNR Rao and Prof. MRD merit scholarships award ceremony, 3276 students received over Rs. 2.19 crores in scholarship. The recipients were honored by Sri Nirmalanandanatha Maha Swamiji of Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math at the event held on PES University campus.
Standing L-R: Ritik Sinha, Utkarsh Khanna, Soham Sarkar, Chirag Madukar, Imtiaz K, Rahul Savio, Vineeth, Pratik Reddy, Cajeton Varghese, Srijith R, Rahul Radhakrishnan.
Team Aranea’s innovation was selected from the short-listed top thirty projects at India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP 2.0) University Challenge-2017. In a closely contested round, they presented their idea to a panel of eminent judges from industry and academia at Innovators Tank challenge at IIT-Bombay.
Student Innovations @PES University ready for technology transfer: Contactless Underwater Li-Ion Battery Charging.
The proposed system is capable of transferring a maximum power of 1kW at the receiver end underwater and the proposed system can be easily adapted for various other underwater systems, nodes and robots too.