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CSIR-CSIO and KAMP: Fostering Tomorrow's Scientific Minds

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, NOV 07, 2023: CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh, hosted a dynamic Scientific Excursion in collaboration with the Knowledge and Awareness Mapping Platform (KAMP), welcoming over 100 enthusiastic students from Gudha International School, Rajasthan.

This transformative excursion delved deep into the realms of science, technology, and innovation, igniting a spark of curiosity and passion for scientific exploration among the students.

The event commenced with an insightful overview of CSIR-CSIO Chandigarh, led by Aashita Swami (Project Assosciate, CSIR-CSIO) providing the students with a comprehensive understanding of the institute's pioneering work. Esteemed scientists and researchers from CSIR-CSIO then captivated the young minds through interactive lectures and engaging activities. Notable contributions came from Dr. Aparna Akula (Principal Scientist, CSIR-CSIO) shedding light on 'Intelligent Sensing Systems,' Mr. Ujjawal Prakash Bhushan (Ph.D Engineering, BMA Department, CSIR-CSIO) exploring 'Multi-sensor Fusion-based Dynamic Obstacles Detection,' and Mr. Rahul Jha (IDDP Scholar, CSIR-CSIO) delving into 'Intraoral Dental Inspection for Early Caries Detection.'

Following the enriching lectures, a stimulating Science-based Competition, orchestrated by Meenakshi Srivastava (Project Assosciate, CSIR-CSIO) and Isha (Project Assosciate, CSIR-CSIO) spurred the students' competitive spirits, encouraging teamwork and innovative thinking.

During the visit, students gained an opportunity in understanding the intricacies of laboratory operations and the functionalities of various instruments.

Concluding the event, Mr. Aniket Arora (Nodal Officer for Outreach Activities at KAMP) expressed heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Neerja Garg (PI Jigyasa, principal scientist, CSIR-CSIO) and Dr. Pooja Devi (Co Pi Jigyasa, principal scientist, CSIR-CSIO) key figures behind the success of the Jigyasa program. He emphasized the significance of such initiatives, underlining KAMP's unwavering belief in the power of experiential learning to nurture a profound interest in science and other advancements in India. Furthermore, he shared exciting upcoming activities, including an online Knowledge Sharing Session with ISRO-URSC on November 23rd, a scientific Excursion at CSIR-IITR in December, and a series of planned engagements designed to immerse students in real-world scientific endeavors across eminent CSIR laboratories and research organizations in India.

About CSIR-CSIO

CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), a prominent constituent unit of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), stands as a pioneering national laboratory committed to the research, design, and development of scientific and industrial instruments. With a multidisciplinary approach, CSIO plays a pivotal role in fostering the growth of the Instrument Industry in India across diverse applications.

About KAMP

KAMP, an alliance spearheaded by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) - National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (NIScPR) and industrial partner M/S Nysa Communications Pvt. Ltd. (NCPL), endeavors to cultivate creativity, meaningful learning, critical reading, and thinking skills, aiming to unveil the inherent potential of students and ignite their passion for scientific inquiry."


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