Taking the Dreams Higher : Udaan
Jan 22, 2018 | Ankit Kumar Panda
One of the greatest inventions of mankind so far has been one of the aeroplanes. Making travelling period shorter and connecting the world in a better way this is a highlight for all the engineers amongst the glorious list of inventions. Taking the cue from this, NIT Rourkela has its very own aeromodelling club, UDAAN.
On the 19th of January, an Aero-Exhibition was organized by the UDAAN club at the LA lawns at 5:30 PM. The exhibition showcased the various models that the club has made over the last year. A highlight of this exhibition was the water rocket displayed by the club members. The rocket basically had water as a propellant, rather to the inflammable materials that are used, making it an eco-friendly substitute. Following it, was a briefing by the club technical head Niki Khatun about the miniature model hovercraft. Hovercrafts are the vehicles which can travel through the air as well as through land with relatively same speeds. Another round of minor details was given about the remote controlled plane and as the name suggests it was a prototype model of an aeroplane being controlled by an infrared signal remote.
Coming to the inductions which followed soon, the club held its annual inductions for first years and the sophomores at LA 217. The club was on the lookout for potential coders, graphics designers and hardware enthusiasts. The turnout for the event was about 53 and club is planning to induct a total of 15 to 20 members for the upcoming year. The questionnaire consisted of basic coding questions and some hardware questions. This is what the club president, Namrata Bhattacharya had to say about the inductions:
The club was very happy to find enthusiasm among the freshers. The inductions were conducted smoothly and we were very delighted to have our former president, Satya Gope, for addressing the new inductees. We hope everyone had a good time.
The club is planning to take part in the upcoming tech fests of IIT Kanpur and IIT Kharagpur. Team MM wishes the club a highly successful year.