Sunday, April 17, 2011

Computer Gaming competition in progress. Photo by Rebecca Pereira
Music, gaming, competitions, and geeks - all from a Big Bang Theory episode? No! It was Superstarz Technovanza '11 - the Department of Engineering, Manipal University Dubai third annual event organized on 13th and 14th April 2011. The event was held at Manipal University, Dubai Campus. The opening programme was held at the University auditorium with chief guest Mr. Anand Menon, founder, Superstarz. He shared tips and views with the audience on how to become better engineers.
Dr. B. Ramjee, Director, Manipal University Dubai, Mr. Anand Menon, founder, Superstarz, and Dr. Kota Reddy, Chair, Dept of Engineering at the inauguration programme. Photo by Rebecca Pereira
Tehnovanza exhibited amazing talent from students participating in various competitive events. It saw active participation from universities like, Herriot Watt and Murdoch University, and Manipal University Dubai. Insights into the various fields of engineering were showcased through technical events like Computer Programming, Techno Quiz, Exhibition, Paper Presentation, Robo Race, Make it or break it, Fun Zone, Model Making, Circuit on PCB and Gaming. Computer gaming were also a highlight of the event. 
Make it or Break It competition in the Engineering Labs! Photo by Rebecca Pereira
There was also a band performance by ‘Dhun’- the Eastern Band Winners at Jashn 2011. Their performance was one of the best programmes at the event.

Report by Rebecca Pereira.