MEHSANA URBAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCES
Rules, Regulations, and Guidelines
General Rules and Regulations for all Participants:
● All forms of participation and events must be based on the theme of the competition: “Life & Achievements of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai”.
● A participant shall be allowed to participate in only one of the four model-based events (morning session) and only one of the performance-based events (evening session), which are described in this document.
● Participants’ contribution to the event, in form of article / idea / model / scitoon / digital poster etc., must be the participant's own creativity to get full credit for participation.
● All participants must remain physically present on the day of offline mode competitions, and no one, other than the registered participants (like accompanying students), shall be allowed on campus to attend or participate in “offline” events.
● All participants must respect and accept the decision of the event judges and organizers. In case of any query, participants are requested to contact event organizers.
● Violation of the rules stated above may result in further action from the event organizers. The event managers and judges may impose or remove any of the restrictions to ensure a peaceful and fair competition.
Model-based Competitions (Group events) on 12th Aug-2021 (On-campus Events):
● For model-based competitions, students will be allowed to participate in groups of upto 3 members, to prepare a working or non-working model (as stated in the event description), involving mechanical, electrical, or electronic components, on the event’s theme.
● Participants have to prepare the model at their place (home or parent institute), which has to be demonstrated on the day of competition. Event managers and judges may not be able to facilitate in the process of designing, making, or fixing any model of participants, at any time, and in any way.
● The modelling and design aspects, the techniques used to create the model, cost of creating the model, and the ability of the participants to justify their design choices to the event judges would be strongly considered for evaluation.
Coordinator: Mrs. Manali Shah firstname.lastname@example.org
Space Vehicle Model
As an educational effort, participants of this activity shall make a model of a space vehicle of their choice, (for example, GSLV MkIII, chosen to launch Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft), and explain the structure and functioning to their audience.
The model prepared by the participants may not necessarily be a working model, but it must adhere to the theme of the event. However, a working model will be appreciated more than a non-working model. Note that a working model does not have to be a replica of the known space vehicles.
The event would be judged on how the participants explain the principles and parameters of the following criteria, through their model:
(1) Choice of the space model, and its applications and history
(2) General construction features like weight, propellant, etc. and stages of operation of the space vehicle
(3) Space vehicle engine description based on its features like casing, internal overpressure, ignition, loading, thrust, impulse, burning, etc.
(4) Other space vehicle parameters like storing, shipping, modifying, improving the performance.
Pinterest picture shown for your reference.
Coordinator: Dr. Darshan Desai
For this competition, participants design a parachute model. There is no restriction on the choice of the materials used to prepare the working model, or on the mass of the payload used. The working model must not be more than 3 feet along any of the 3 dimensions, or less than 1 foot along any of the 3 dimensions. Moreover, the working model must not contain any mechanism that utilizes stored or external power in any form to keep the parachute afloat for longer periods of time, and consequently, using fans or blowing air beneath a model during competition may lead to disqualification.
Basic criteria for winning the competition is to demonstrate the longest hang time for the prepared working model. Participants will release the parachute from prescribed height three times, and the best hang time shall be primary consideration for scoring. In case of a draw, both the launches will be taken into consideration to determine the winner between the participants.
Learning Source for Reference: https://youtu.be/3AIA1HBsTVI
Coordinator: Dr. Kunvar Yadav email@example.com Mo.: 9228859698 Water Rocket Pressure: Each participant should make two rockets, as they will be given 2 trials. The participants are encouraged to be creative in the design of the nose cones and fins of their water rockets. The rocket should only use 1.5 litre PET bottles, as in “Pepsi” or “100 Plus” bottles. At the time of launch, participants may adjust the volume of water, air pressure, launch angle and direction. There is no limit on water volume but air pressure must not exceed 4 bar. A target will be placed in the cricket ground at 50m from the launcher (see Figure below), and each participant will get two trails to launch. Exact distance to the point of first impact on ground from the launcher will be measured - the rocket that lands closest to the target center gets the best score. In case of a draw, both launches will be taken into consideration to determine the winner between the competitors. Learning Source for Reference: https://youtu.be/ii6D1R6lXVA
Coordinator - Kinjal Patel firstname.lastname@example.org Mo.: 9173614860
Balloon Car Race:
For this competition, participants design a balloon car. There is no restriction on the choice of the materials used to prepare the working model. The working model must not be more than 3 feet along any of the 3 dimensions, and must have four wheels. Moreover, the working model must not contain any mechanism that utilizes stored or external power to run the car.
Basic criteria for winning the competition is to demonstrate the longest distance travelled by the prepared working model. Participants will race three times, and the longest distance travelled shall be primary consideration for scoring. In case of a draw, all three launches will be taken into consideration to determine the winner between the participants.
Learning Source for Reference: https://youtu.be/nBJLmpe7j40
Theme-based Competitions on 12th Aug-2021 (Offline events except Quiz):
For performance-based competitions, students will be allowed to participate individually. The objective of the individual competitions is as mentioned in the description below.
Participants had to prepare a Rangoli by their own creativity in a provided area of 2×2 feet on the day of the event, within a duration of one and a half hours only (tentatively from 9:15 AM to 10:45 AM). Performance shall be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, and ability to respond to queries from the audience and judges. Pinterest Image shown above for reference.
Coordinator: Mrs. Hetal Patel (Mo.: 8128731151)
Space Science Poster Competition:
Participants have to prepare a 1×1 m poster in the form of printed / painted / pasted pictures etc. on the event theme, as in the reference picture from a school event highlighted on Pinterest is shown above. Note that other reference material (written/picture/poster) is not allowed.
Coordinator: Nima Patel (Mo.: 815038665)
Participants have to prepare a painting during the one and a half hour “on-the-spot” event (tentatively from 9:15 AM to 10:45 AM), at the event venue, by their own creativity. Note that one painting paper shall be provided to the participant, but the rest of the materials like, colors, paint brush, etc. shall not be provided from the university-side.
Coordinator: Priyanka Patel (Mo.: 9727099051)
An online Menti-Quiz/Multiple Choice Quiz will be organized among all the registered participants on Google Meet/Zoom/WebEx. The quiz is focused on the above given Theme and Space Science.
Time of the quiz is 30 minutes.
Coordinator: Pooja Mishra (Mo.: 9316256626)