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Meet the inventors at IIT Techfest

Posted on: November 22, 2010

By http://www.mid-day.com
Techfest, the annual International Science and Technology Festival of IIT Bombay, is set to begin from January 7 to 9, 2011. This year, Techfest will feature exciting interactive lectures by personalities like Michael Jones, the chief technology advocate of Google and founder of Google Earth, Jaap Haartsen, the inventor of Bluetooth, and KS Pua, inventor of the pen drive.

A venue will be arranged in the IIT-B campus to accommodate over 400 students who’d be keen to interact with the inventors during interactive sessions. Each day of the fest is expected to see around five lectures.
As part of earlier Techfests, IIT students have launched a recycled, chlorine-free notebook available at the stationery store of their institute, among other innovative products.

These notebooks cost less and are not bleached with chlorine, which is harmful for the environment.

Vishu Mahajan, Manager, Lecture Series, said, “This year, we have managed to get some sought after names in the field of science and technology.”

Neeraj Kookada, Manager Media, Techfest, said, “Techfest 2011 will bring to IIT-B people from diverse fields, be it nobel laureates, inventors of popular technologies and key people from the technical industry. The lectures are open to any student. Just carry your college identity card along.”

Techfest 2011 will also feature lectures by Sir Harold Kroto, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and William Baker, Chief Structural Engineer of Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest man-made structure ever built.


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