Why Indo Science?
Indo Science Education Trust is a non-governmental organisation (NGO), setup mainly for making quality science knowledge available to all. Especially for the rural areas and the underprivileged.
Indo Science conducts various workshops on science concepts, education in general, and on the role of parents and teachers in bringing up the children in an environment that creates interest in children to learn.
Education is the most important driver of a healthy civilisation. In absence of the right kind of education, the society faces many challenges such as crime, conflict, poverty, health problems, etc. This list includes nearly all social problems. If one aspect, education, could be the solution, then there is a huge need for corporate involvement to improve education standards. The government in a developing country cannot be expected to work on much more than basics.
Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0 Robotics
Indo Science launches Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0 Robotics program.
Lego robotics is the most advanced robotics kit in the world, that helps school children and even professionals get started with learning robotics in the quickest way, with the flexibility that is unmatched. Students can learn assembling a robot and programming it in a matter of days, and then it is up to their imagination what designs they come up with.
Lego robotics enthusiasts can participate in various national and international competitions, such as Indian Robot Olympiad, World Robot Olympiad, FIRST Lego League, FIRST Technical Challenge, and many others.
Low-cost science kit developed - The Assam Tribune
Low-cost science kit developed
GUWAHATI, Dec 11 – Nripen Saikia, a science teacher in the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) of Lakhimpur has developed a low-cost and ground-breaking kit for conducting science experiments by school students with a view to motivating them towards taking up basic science in the coming days.
A recent survey has revealed that the number of students pursuing basic science these days has alarmingly gone down below 20 per cent. Saikia had initially developed the kit in 2008 after 10 arduous years since 1998. Now he has improved it for the 219 Aryabhatta Science Centres run by the Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC). Saikia said that the kit has been developed to its present shape after field trials in Manipur and West Bengal.
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Round 2 of Iken Scientifica to Start Soon
Round 2 of Iken Scientifica will start soon in the Pune region. Pune region had the largest number of participants and the even will be grand. It may be held on multiple dates, at different venues, looking at the number of participants.
The Round 2 is mostly a hands-on model-making round, in which students need to build working models for the challenge given by the judges. It is important for the student to explain what they have made and why, to show their inventive thinking. The material required to make the models is all provided by the organisers, which includes plastic structural parts, batteries, motors, tubes, syringes, binding material etc.
Iken Scientifica has participation from over 10 countries and has National Geographic as the media partner. Round 2 was sponsored for thousands of students from small towns and rural areas of Pune, where the regular fee was Rs. 200. Schools and students took the opportunity and participated with great spirits.