Bangalore – It was a time to share and learn for over 12000 school kids participating in the festival of science. The 2019 edition of The Amateur Scientist was back on a bigger scale and demonstrated innovative prototypes by budding scientists from over 227 schools from across the country who had registered for the event. The event with the motto of innovate, invent, inspire, drew large number of visitors from across the city to the vibrant campus. 30 schools from outside of Karnataka participated in the event. The science expo had over 85 stalls manned by kids answering the toughest questions by visitors and panel of judges on how their creations solved real world problems. The visiting kids were seen engaging fervently in games set up by the organisers that demanded sharp skills and knowledge with a spirit of curiosity and determination to win. The event provided a platform for the best working projects created by students between eighth and twelfth standards from various institution’s across India. The models on display based on new technologies and fresh scientific ideas aimed to solve a wide array of real world problems, ranged from intelligent traffic management to improvised wheel chair, to name a few. The event featuring over ten contests, curated by the PES students ensured a thrilling experience for the visitors. The contests engaged the visiting students in innovative games and formats that included Model Making, Quiz, Scotland Yard, Enigma, Treasure Island, Inquisitors Trials, CodeWars, Eclipse, Intellisense, Shark Tank and Junkyard Showdown. The event was inaugurated by Prof Ajoy Kumar, COO, PES Institutions. Later, speaking after distributing the prizes he said that he was happy that it proved to be an an enriching experience for the participants and students of PES University and looked forward to a bigger and better iteration next year. Dr K N B Murthy, Vice Chancellor and Dr V Krishna were present on the occasion. The panel of judges included Dr Kannan, GM at UPS, Dr Shanthi, Mr Anoop Santhanam and Ms Anusha Rao. The jury was all praise for the explanation by the participants at the stalls and found the projects consistently good, making it difficult to select the winners. Prof Geetha Shankar and Dr Rajesh M graced the event. The team of Ruban Raj OG, Harsha R and Kavi Nesan of Maharishi Vidyamandir was declared the winner in Science Expo. The event is a testimony to PES University’s unwavering commitment to the highest quality education.