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Colorado Science and Engineering Fair

I had the pleasure of serving as one of the special awards judge during the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair 2009, representing the IEEE Centennial Subsection. I was held at CSU on 9th April.
It was amazing to see the type of research projects those junior & senior students had undertaken. Most of the ideas were new, interesting, & had gone through rigorous research methodology. Students had put tremendous effort & spent significant amount of time on those projects. It seems their teachers & parents have given them good guidance & support. It was an honor to meet such a dedicated set of students & talk to them. I’m sure that some of them can even compete with the projects that we do as graduate students…
We should try to build the next generation of Sri Lankan students at least like this, that are more open minded, practical, & productive. Wish they have more time to do something that they like, rather than going to after school tuition classes. At least this is what I though during my school days. As academic we should promote the importance of self study & any form of research than tuition....
Thanks Steven for giving me the opportunity to represent IEEE Centennial Subsection & other team members Heather & Vic.

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