The closing ceremony of SciON’ 15 at SCME Seminar Hall was full of hope and anticipation. But mostly the participants just wanted to get there prizes and go home. There was a little delay before the ceremony during which Ali Shujaat (Director P&MR) entertained the participants with a little Stairway to Heaven and Zaigham Naseeb (Executive Admin Events) unleashed his playlist of indie tunes on Soundcloud. Principal SCME Dr. Mujahid arrived and so we commenced.
The winners were announced by Hareem Shafi and Jamal Abdul Abbasi from P&MR. And the prizes were handed out by Dr. Mujahid as well as the Event Coordinators of the respective events.
CHEM MANIA (ECs: Maria Khan and Sadaf Rashid):
RUNNERS UP: TEAM ASAD
The audience cheered and laughed at the same time, it was a different name for a team.
WINNERS: TEAM IDOH CAB
SPACE SHELTER (EC: Ali Zameer Usmani):
RUNNERS UP: TEAM MARS STARS
WINNERS: TEAM BOYS WITH TOYS
The reaction to that was thunderous laughter from the audience. I have some idea why but I’m not going to say anything.
XTREME PROGRAMMING (ECs: Atif Salman, Haroon Ali Akbar and Sumayya Irfan):
2nd RUNNERS UP: RIFTERS
RUNNERS UP: 3++
SPEED CIRCUITING (ECs: Atif Salman, Haroon Ali Akbar and Sumayya Irfan):
RUNNERS UP: JEDI KNIGHTS
SCIMAT (EC: Masooma Haider):
2nd RUNNERS UP: SHUGHALIS
I should mention here that the Shughalis is a team that always takes part in NSS events, whether it’s the Science Bee or the SciHunt. And they’ve always secured positions in these competitions. Why?
Kyunke Shughal lagta hai yaar
RUNNERS UP: TABLE NO. 2 (from Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad)
POTATO CANNON (EC: Sameer Shahid):
RUNNERS UP: MAD GENIUSES
WINNERS: TEAM DEDICATED TO BHABI!
So executive Zohaa Wajid’s prediction came true. The force of Bhabhi was with them all along. Team Bhabhi explained the reason behind this name. Apparently two couples from ME-03, the graduating batch of Mechanical Engineers from The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SMME), had recently got engaged. We wish them successful and very fulfilling marriages ahead.
HYDRAULIC ROBOT (EC: Sameer Shahid):
RUNNERS UP: TEAM INCURIONS
WINNERS: TEAM RAVENS
MIND MAZE (EC: Amna Ashraf and Shahzeb Faisal):
RUNNERS UP: TEAM IDOHCAB
WINNERS: SHUGHALIS, AGAIN!
With that ended SciON ’15. This was NSS’ largest event since I’ve been a member. 65 teams played, 16 won prizes. The others received certificates but everyone took memories home. What’s that saying? It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game. Scratch that, it is whether you win or lose, but it’s also the experience that counts.