Sanjna Rao, project guide Mr. Suryanarayanarao S.R and co-participant Sharanya Srinivasan
More than 5 months of hard work and preseverence paid off yesterday with my daughter, Sanjna Rao's team winning a special appreciation award instituted by www.broadcom.com at the IRIS Science Fair in New Delhi.
Her team qualified as a winner in a special category with an award which entitles them the status of an Broadcom Masters International delegate at the upcoming Intel ISEF Science Fair in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Winners in the senior category get to participate in the ISEF fair, while some of the winners in the Junior category are privileged to go as observers.
Intel ISEF is the world's largest international pre-college science
competition, attracting more than 1,500 high school
students from about 70 countries to showcase
their independent research.This fair is open to students in grades 9-12.
I wrote about her selection to the national level many weeks back. Since then, my daughter, Sanjna Rao and her partner, Sharanya Srinivasan have been working on this project dilgently with constant mentoring from their guide Mr. Suryanarayanarao S. R of Sishu Griha, Bangalore.
On November 29th, 30th and December 1st and 2nd, 2012, the 107 finalists from all over India setup their stalls in National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi and showed their research work to a panel of industry experts and academia and the general public and gained immense exposure and experience in the process.
Overall, it has been a rewarding experience for the kids as they also got to see a vast variety of projects that were put up by other students.
Here is something different for you to read - a change from the routine CAD, GeoTools blah blah!!
If you are looking for a nice nameplate for your house, apartment, office or simply a badge (a large one) to adorn your office work-desk, here is some news for you!! One of my friends, Sumanya Narayanan, designs ethnic looking, customised name plates and has been at it for the last 10 years. Operating under the brand name "Suman's Studio", she has created a number of unique designs and her customers simply love it. The nameplates can be ordered via email and delivered to any part of the globe. Like Bricscad & GeoTools, this is a product that offers you value-for-money and will cost you significantly lesser than the other branded ones that you can buy or order from your neighbouring boutique (and yes, this is as good or even better).
So, if you want your personal name-plate or a "Bricscad User" sign (I know there are many die-hard fans), do let me know.
On that note, I must add that India is a good place to source many of these kinds of items, especially if they have to be custom-made, the price advantages are significant. We shipped a small consignment of customized Bricsys T-Shirts for Bricsys Australia last year. We have an enquiry again for 500 Bricscad T-Shirts. Looks like the market for Bricscad merchandise is growing.
I have reproduced some creations from Suman's Studio here in this blog.
And some murals to adorn the walls:
You can view more samples on her Facebook group: Click here: (you will need a FaceBook account to view the group)
I am in Gent today for some one-on-one meetings with Bricsys staff. Gent is where Bricsys is headquartered. After a short day in the Bricsys office, it was time to party again.
One of my very good friends from Germany and a long-standing client as well, Sven Soltmann and his wife, Fera from Berlin visited me in Gent in the evening. We dined at the BelgaQueen, which is undoubtedly one of Gent's finest dining places by the canal-side.
Designed by Antoine Pinto, it is housed in a former grain storehouse known locally as the ‘Spijker’, and overlooks the canal and bridges of the historical Graslei.
The BelgaQueen had been on my list of things-to-do while in Gent. It finally happened today.
Here are some pictures from the evening.
Belgian Rosé (From French: rosé, ‘pinkish’) wine. Tried first time. Turned out to be extremely good.