Together We Can challenge – 2018

Together We Can challenge 2018 was hosted by NiBS in partnership with CreyaXEL, India’s pioneering STEM CHALLENGE . This years challenge was inspired by the great smog of Delhi,which choked the city beyond acceptable limits.Together We Can challenge this year required the students to conceptualize and design solutions that involved building equipment and machines that can prevent measure, control and abate the pollution in the city. It was all about constructing solutions to everyday problems using the knowledge of mechanics, electronics, robotics and programming. The two revered judges who were invited for this event were Dr. Nitish Dogra and Mr. Ankur Srivastav. Dr. Nitish Dogra had done his MBBS and MD from University of Delhi. He also received a Master of Public Health degree from the world renowned Johns Hopkins University, United States. Mr. Ankit Srivastava completed his Masters in Environmental Engineering from IIT Bombay and successfully founded . This year fourteen schools including ours competed for this challenge to meet the expectations of the judges. All participants were evaluated by the jury on the basis of the following criteria 1. Concept: Deciphering the challenge, Quality of research conducted. 2. Design : Access and Application of information, detailing, practicality of the solution, originality 3. Design Thinking and Documentation 4. Construction: Finesse and feasibility of the solution, Level of Meeting the solution specs, resourcefulness. 5. Team work and Presentation Following are the list of participating schools- Bal Bharti,Heritage Xperiential School Maxfort School (made Smoke Precipitator) NiBS- Nirmalaire ,Salwan Public school, Sanskriti, Shiv Nadar ,SVIS (made a pollution monitoring app using ardino ckt ) , Tagore International school (made domestic air purifier),The Indian Height school( made wet Scrubber), The Shri Ram School , Vasant Valley School and Venkateshwar School. All the participating students researched and developed innovative solutions for control , preventing and abating air pollution. They were supposed to follow and record the steps of their journey in a digital portfolio system called Alley. It was indeed a tough competition and a lot of learning took place for all. The awards were given for the following categories- Best Design Solution was bagged by SVIS for their innovative app Runners up trophy for the Best design solution was given to The Shri Ram School Trophy for the best presentation was a tie between Bal Bharti and Nirmal Bhartia School. The trophy for the Effective use of design Principles was given to The Vasant Valley School for their innovative design of the bulldozer.