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B.V.Raju Institute of Technology, Narsapur organises NASA Space Apps Challenge-2019

B.V.Raju Institute of Technology, Narsapur organises NASA Space Apps Challenge-2019
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The B.V.Raju Institute of Technology,(BVRIT-N), Narsapur Medak District hosted the 8th year of NASA International Space Apps Challenge -2019 on its campus between September 13-14, 2019.

Hyderabad: The B.V.Raju Institute of Technology,(BVRIT-N), Narsapur Medak District hosted the 8th year of NASA International Space Apps Challenge -2019 on its campus between September 13-14, 2019.

Since its inception in 2012, NASA Space Apps Challenge, a part of NASA's Earth Science Division, has become the world's largest global hackathon, engaging thousands of citizens each year across the globe in a 48-hour global hackathon to work with NASA in building innovative solutions for challenges we face on Earth and in space using open source data.The NASA Space Apps Challenge is a global collaboration platform conducted across 250 cities around the world. Over 18,000 people from 75 countries and in 200 cities around the world participated in the 2018 International Space Apps Challenge. Space Apps introduces problem-solvers worldwide to NASA's free and open data. By using NASA data to solve each year's challenges, Space Apps teams learn about NASA's data and share in the creation and application of the knowledge that results.

The NASA Hackathon embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to advance space exploration missions and improve life on Earth. It is open to anyone who has a passion for making a difference and is focused on developing real solutions to global challenges.

The programme was inaugurated and lighting of the lamp byDr. K. Lakshmi Prasad, the principal of BVRIT Narsapur. The Principal said that students to take part in more such events and BVRIT green orchard campus. The next speaker was Satish Paruchuri, Director, Placements and Corporate Industrial Relations of BVRIT, he was motivated the students to think out of the box and come-up with innovative ideas. The next was SaikiranKatapally, the founder of "SUMNV", and he enlightened the students about the challenge and gave insights about hackathons in general. There were over 50 enthusiastic teams participating in this challenge who came up with very innovative and unique ideas. The teams will be scrutinized and the top three teams with the best ideas will be selected for the state-level competition.The 24-hour Space Apps challenge brings together ideas from students, designers, start-ups, research scholars and domain experts on one common platform. The challenges are: Earth's ocean, Our moon, Planets Near and Far, To the stars and Living in our world.The B V Raju Institute of Technology (BVRIT-N) is one of the nodal centres hosting the grand finale of the Hardware Edition of NASA International Space Apps Challenge -2019organised by Department of Information Technology (IT) Innovation Cell.

At the non-stop two-day event, the participating teams from all over Telangana and Hyderabad Greater Hyderabad City college students built the solutions to problems provided by various innovation ideas," saidProf.K.Dhasarath Ramaiah, Convener & HOD, Department of IT. The programme coordinators of the event wereDr.K.Srinivasa Rao, Associate Professor at Department of MBA and Krishna Prasanna, Assistant Professor, Department of IT, BVRIT. In this programme all the HOD, Deans, Director, all other college students and College Administrative Officers.Bapi Raju and Ashok Reddy were participated.

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