The IRIS Science fair is a national program in India organized by the Department of Science and Technology in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair to bring out the best student talent in original research.
Among thousands of entries that were submitted from across the country, 111 of them were short-listed for the national level competition. We are proud to inform that our daughter, Sanjna Rao, a 7th grade student of Sishu Griha Montessori and High School, Bangalore and her classmate Sharanya's entry is one of them.
Sanjna's project is titled Power Consumption by Computer Monitors at Different Contrast/Brightness levels and its Impact on Carbon Footprint and involves testing several computer monitors (CRTs, LCDs, etc) and noting the change in power consumption when the brightness and contrast values were changed.
The power consumed was measured using a power meter and the resulting readings were interpreted empirically as well as using simultaneous equations, and solved to arrive at a mathemtical correlation between the two. What they found thus was further empirically converted to a figure that represents the impact on the environment (carbon footprint).
We congratulate the two girls as well as their project guide Mr.Surynanarayana Rao, whose enthusiasm and zeal for science projects is one of the leading factors in this success.
In a little over two months from now, these finalists from all over India will slog it out at the IRIS Science fair to compete with each other for the top slot. We wish them all the best.