5-day Inspire Science camp concludes at NIT

Srinagar, Mar 21: The five-day Inspire science camp organized by NIT Srinagar concluded on Wednesday.  The science camp – a first of its kind- sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India was organized by National Institute of Technology with an objective to motivate bright students from higher secondary level to embark on a challenging career in research and development in basic and applied sciences.
 A statement said: “About one million young learners of the age group 10-15 years will be selected for INSPIRE award if they take basic sciences as career option after higher secondary.”
 The keynote address was delivered by Prof T Pal from IIT Kharagpur on Nanotechnology.  The others include Prof Anjali Pal from IIT Kharagpur, Prof Ranjani Vishvanathan from JNCASR and Prof S Lone from IIT Kanpur, Prof Shaijimon from IISER, Prof. Tondon from Delhi University.
 A scientific documentary ‘Behind the Dark Ages’ directed by Akif Mufti, a student IUST, was screened. The documentary highlights achievements of medieval scientists like Ibn al Haytham, Ibn Sina, Abu Rehan Alberuni and al Khwarizmi. Students also enjoyed the scientific philately exhibition displayed by Dr Seemin Rubab, co-convener of the Camp.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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