In this news, we discuss the India Science Festival Announces its 2021 Online Event.
Students will have the opportunity to fly postcards into space aboard a Blue Origin rocket with Club for the Future, a non-profit organization founded by Blue OriginNew Delhi, Delhi, India (NewsView) • L India Science Month Online (ISMO) will host speakers from Oxford, Yale, MIT, NYU, CMU among other world class institutions • It will host contests for PhD and Masters students as well as a writing competition science fiction for the general public that attracts international participation • Along with robotics and space, a Festival theme is health, including COVID-19 and the desirability and limitations of traditional methods of medicine The biggest science festival in India which brought together over 13,000 participants from across the country will go live in 2021 as India Science Month (ISMO) to bring the country face to face with science on their devices intelligent. The festival seeks to simplify and demystify science and technology through numerous virtual activities that would lead to a big online celebration in January 2021. India Science Festival is a non-profit initiative that aims to bring science closer to society. Last year’s festival, at IISER Pune, was a resounding success with over 60 scientists and thinkers from around the world who descended from world-class institutions to give public lectures, panel discussions and workshops. to students, professionals and the general public. 74% of ISF participants rated it 8 or more. Participants saw driverless cars in action, measured their smiles using AI, interacted with humanoid robots and brain-controlled helicopters, and had valuable hands-on learning through various workshops and one-on-one interactions with scientists. National competitions have been organized for researchers and science enthusiasts. Applications were nearly 1,000 and the youngest winner of the science projects competition was only 13 years old. The fields of intervention of ISMO 2021 are health, robotics and space as well as advanced technologies in engineering, genetics, development of scientific communication, science policy, etc. This month-long celebration of science, which awaits more than 30,000 participants online, will feature virtual discussions and interactions with something for everyone. Keynote speakers include robot Rodney Brooks (MIT), community health specialist and activist Dr Abhay Bang (SEARCH), astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan (Yale), theoretical epidemiologist Sunetra Gupta (Oxford), astrobiologist Dimitra Atri (NYUAD), Drone Researcher Sebastian Scherer (CMU), Ritu Raman (MIT), Robotic Implant Researcher, Dr Kameshwar Prasad, Fellow Padma Shri, Psychiatrist and Researcher Dr Shekhar Saxena (Harvard University) and many others renamed names. As part of this year’s festival, students will have the opportunity to fly postcards into space and return with Club for the Future, a non-profit organization founded by Blue Origin whose mission is to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM and help visualize the future of life in space for the benefit of Earth. Students from across the country will draw or write their answer on a postcard to the question “Why do you think the Earth needs space?” Postcards will be sent to space and back on the next flights of Blue Origin’s reusable New Shepard rocket and returned to each student with a “Fly to Space” stamp. ISMO will also run workshops in conjunction with Club for the Future and Blue Origin to educate children about the future of space exploration and inspire them to pursue careers in STEM. “We are delighted that this program gives every student in India the opportunity to send space mail on a rocket and receive it in return for a special keepsake,” said Josef Reinke, director and Club for the Future. “By allowing students to send a postcard to space, we hope to inspire children to pursue careers in STEM and help build the future of living in space.” “In these uncertain times with the global COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to stress that more than ever, now is the right time to get involved in science. Therefore, to ensure continuity, we will be hosting the second edition of the festival as Indian Online Science Month (ISMO) in January 2021. ISF is a connecting point for science and society and this year, our audience will engage with us virtually through lectures, discussions, contests, jams and our special postcard program. said Varun Aggarwal, founder of the India Science Festival. Like last year, the online festival has some promising competitions with attractive cash prizes. Realize your project, talk about your thesis is a continuation of ISF 1 where students will present their thesis / project in a lucid 15-minute speech. These competitions have attracted the participation of top science colleges / universities from all over India like IITs, NITs, IISERs, and we see them growing into international participation this year. Spin you Science, ISF’s premier science fiction story / poem writing competition aims to encourage and recognize science writers. Finalists from all competitions will be mentored by leading researchers and will be able to present their work to a global audience live at ISMO 2021. The festival will also feature science games, JAMs, drawing competitions and contests. flash fiction to meet a variety of interests. There are workshops for children and adults on topics ranging from Scientific Illustration, Building Robots at Home, Astronomy, AI – Art, Data Science, Scientific Storytelling, Directing science documentaries and more! In addition to the Club for the Future, the festival is supported by prestigious organizations such as Aspiring Minds, Social Alpha and Tata Institute of Genetics and Society (TIGS)
More details about the festival can be found at: indiasciencefest.org. Students can register for the competitions here: indiasciencefest.org/participate. Image 1: Participants watch the autonomous car in action at ISF 2020 Image 2: Participants at one of the many exhibitions at ISF 2020: observe the genetically modified flies PWRPWR
- India Science Festival announces its 2021 online event