The annual festival of science that attracts students from across India was held at the PES University campus. The event “The Amateur Scientist” is open to students studying in 8th to 12th standards. The whole day event had students demonstrating science projects and working experiments in the specially erected stalls. On display were applications of science and technology concepts to real world problems. More than 5000 curious students participated in the event. Evaluation process made sure only the shortlisted entries made it to the exhibition. Students at the stalls faced the queries from inquisitive visitors and judges. A host of interesting events, designed to kindle interest in science kept the venue buzzing with interesting activities: Robo Soccer, inquisitors’ trails, ideathon, molecular murals, tech treasure hunt, code-wars, Facebook event and quiz. A special attraction this year was a workshop on sensors. An orchestra of melodies played with sensors presented a great opportunity to the kids to know and learn more about sensors. Visiting kids got a chance participate and enjoy exercises that challenged one’s creativity and hand-eye coordination. Another highlight of the festival was Aero show that had flying machines and drones doing sorties. A panel of experts will select the best project on display. The contests carry attractive cash prizes. Every year the event captures the imagination of young and old alike. The Amateur Scientist is one of the initiatives of PES University to encourage children to experiment and learn.