The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar, will be hosting the seventh edition of its technical summit, Amalthea 2016, from October 22. The theme of the two-day event will be ‘Technologizing Challenges’.
Rajat Goel, core committee member of Amalthea 2016, said, “Amalthea has grown into one of the biggest technical summits organized in Gujarat over the past few years. The theme this year aims to encourage the participants of the summit to use technology to address the challenges around us. Most problems that exist today in the world, including social, humanitarian or economical, can be solved if they are looked upon with a technological perspective.”
The Conclave, one of the main components of the summit, will consist of various talks which aim to give the audience a deeper understanding of the industry as well as academia. Another component of the summit will be the Symposium, which will be an exclusive event. The theme for Symposium this year is ‘Technologies in Defence and Internal Security’. Experienced personalities from the field of defense and internal security will address the event.
Besides the Symposium and the Conclave, an exhibition on ‘Expediting Development through Technology and Innovation’ will also be organised. It will showcase latest developments in science and technology.
The summit will also host a Networking Dinner to create an opportunity for industry and academia to meet and interact with each other.
“At IITGN, we are taught the concept of ‘Integration of Engineering’, where it is important for engineers of multiple disciplines to come and work together. The Networking Dinner will help us to take this concept to the next level,” Goel said.
Aman Singh, another team member of Amalthea 2016 said, “One of the founding principles of the summit is ‘Ideate and Innovate’. We need a very sophisticated approach to both these aspects for enhancement of the human society. This is precisely what we aim to achieve at Amalthea.”
Amalthea 2016 will also conduct a wide range of technical events to test and develop the skills of innovators and technology enthusiasts. D-Code, an online algorithmic programming contest is one such event.
A speed-cubing event will also be held in collaboration with the Speed Cubing Mumbai Unlimited (SCMU), a venture aimed towards the growth and development of speed cubing in India.
Seismism is another event in which the participants will develop earthquake resistant building models. These will be tested on a ‘Shake Table’, prepared specially by team Amalthea.