STEM ALL STARS
STEM All Stars International Gala 2019
The STEM All Stars 2019 International Gala was held on July 19th and 20th at Moksh Banquets on Tivoli road in Hyderabad, India. We had around 2000 girls participate. Participants came from Hyderabad and Delhi today! Participants were required to research a global issue, create a triboard, and write an essay. The creation of a video like last year was optional because students residing in villages did not have access to internet. This year, we saw fantastic submissions that are capable of positively disrupting the world and solving real-world problems. We are very proud of all the participants' dedication and passion for their work. Congratulations to the 2019 STEM All Stars Competition winners!
Friday, July 19th- Moksh Banquet, Hyderabad, India
10am - 11am: Breakfast and Registration
11am - 12:30pm: Virtual reality designing workshop
12:30pm - 1pm: Lunch
1pm - 1:30pm: Moksh Panel
1:30pm - 2:30pm: Workshop with Jhansi Lakhsmi School
2:30pm - 3pm: Snack Break
3pm - 4:30pm: "Miss Representation" Documentary
Saturday, July 20th - Moksh Banquet, Hyderabad, India
3pm - 4pm: Check-in
4pm - 4:30pm: Snack
4:30pm - 4:45pm: Participants may set up their presentation
4:45pm - 5pm: Opening remarks by Sajni Vederey
5pm - 5:10pm: Devi Bhupathyraju, Attorney
5:10pm - 5:20pm: Dayanand Konda, Computer engineer
5:20pm - 6pm: Awards presentation
6pm - 6:10pm: Closing remarks
Address: Tivoli Road, Hyderabad, India
Dayanand Konda - Co-Director of Finances
Holds bachelor of engineering graduate degree and master of engineering (embedded systems) post graduate degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. He is an ambitious researcher and a visionary having a concern for society and women empowerment. Dayanand is an eminent scholar who is working on several social causes and developing distinct social models for a safe and secure world for a girl child. Since his childhood he developed vivid images of equally competent women sustaining in a male dominant society paving a path for a glorious world. He Strongly believes in a philosophy "The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world."
We are proud of all the 2019 submissions!
- Engraved plagues
- Invitation to the STEM All Stars 2019 Gala
- All-expenses paid trip to Hyderabad, India
- Electronics and gadgets
- Recognition on our website and other news media
- Engraved plagues
Winning Project (1st place) Grades 6-8
Project Title: Researching Ocean Acidification
Winner: Sreethi Krishna
One of the evidences I researched from the NASA website is ocean acidification. Solar energy ultimately drives the water cycle with the rate of evaporation strongly dependent on temperature. The amount of water in the atmosphere is tiny compared with the amount stored in the oceans and cryosphere. Atmospheric water vapor contains the energy—called latent heat. Atmospheric carbon dioxide dissolves in water, a process that removes CO2 from the air. Dissolved CO2 escapes from the atmosphere. A biosphere is a surface ocean system means that any carbon added to that system remains there much longer (hundreds of years). Because of the added carbon cycles through the atmosphere, the level of atmospheric CO2 goes up and stays up for a long time. Marine organisms die and sink into the deep ocean, taking their carbon with them. This is the biological pump. Upwelling of deep water and upward diffusion of carbon nearly balance the pump. Carbon slowly leaves the deep ocean reservoir and is incorporated into ocean sediments, which eventually form rocks. As ocean water heats, it expands, and this effect will raise sea level. Freshwater from such melting might disturb matters of ocean circulations such as in the Gulf Stream. Absorptions of anthropogenic CO2 makes the ocean more acidic, putting shell-forming organisms at risk. The IPCC describes the future human society very thoroughly. Even a few degree of temperature rise matters because it affects the average temperature. The rise will be more substantial over areas like the polar and land.
Winning Project (1st place) Grades 3-5
Project Title: The Effect of Deforestation on the Planet
Winner: Nitya Patel
Tropical deforestation and fossil fuel burning can affect everyone by causing global warming - a warming of earth’s atmosphere due to anthropogenic enhancement of the greenhouse effect. Evidence of past climates has come from cores drilled into sediments on the ocean floor (sediment are layers of unconsolidated material that is transported by water or air). This evidence indicates that we are in the middle of a relatively short interglacial period (a warm interval marked by the retreat of Northern Hemisphere ice sheets) in between glacial periods (cold intervals marked by the buildup of these ice sheets). So in the absence of anthropogenic influence, the planet would be destined to slip slowly into the next Ice Age.