At NUST, students are not just confined to self-learning process but equally motivated to spread the knowledge too. This trait at one end exhibits academic brilliance of NUSTIANS but also shows their interest and keenness towards spreading the light of knowledge around.
As a part of similar plan, Pak-Wheelers, a group of engineering students from NUST College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering set
out to Pak-Turk International School in Islamabad to introduce their car “Devrim-II” to the young students out there on 4th February 2011. This visit came out just 4 days after the Pak-Wheelers became one of the six teams from entire NUST and three from College of E&ME to have been approved by Shell for Shell Eco Marathon 2011 to be held in July this year. This jubilant announcement did not affect Pak-Wheelers plans to take time out of their busy schedule and they set out to the Pak-Turk International School with their already made and running car.
On behalf of Pak-Wheelers, Faisal Masud (Me) gave a small presentation to the students about the achievement of Pak-Wheelers of
building the first ever hybrid vehicle of Pakistan. The prime purpose of this presentation was to tell students what has been done and what is expected from them in future. An inspirational message was delivered at the end of presentation which made students excited about doing such projects. The students from class 1 upto matriculation level & faculty members were present in auditorium specially to attend this session. At the end of presentations, the young minds carried several questions for the team which were answered explicitly as per their level.
The students got a chance to physically observe the car which Pak-Wheelers transported from College of EME to the school campus. All the children were keen to be photographed with the car while their teachers took their photos with the car. The car was run as well which excited the students as they ran behind the car following it while shouting in excitement. Few students asked questions from team members about key features of the car. Media was also present to cover the show. It all ended in excitement and overwhelming response from the teachers and staff at Pak-Turk International School who thanked Pak-Wheelers for making the show a success and proved to be a source of motivation for the young minds and future of Pakistan.
Pak-Wheelers are the developers of first hybrid vehicle of Pakistan that participated in Shell Eco Marathon 2010. The car then named ‘Prodigy’ was first of its own kind indigenously made in Pakistan. The second car named ‘Devrim-II’ will participate in Shell Eco Marathon 2011 this year. As a member and designer with Pak-Wheelers, I will keep on updating the visitors at I R NUSTIAN about the progress of this fabulous project which has already earned a lot of appreciation both from abroad and international observers & the process is going on.
More pictures from the event will be uploaded soon