Dr. Homi Bhabha said, “A scientific institution, be it a laboratory or an academy, has to be grown with great care like a tree. Its growth in terms of quality and achievement can only be accelerated to a certain extent.” Keeping this quote in mind Gujarat Research Society’s Jasudben M. L. School organised a digital STEM exhibition on 29th October 2021 to celebrate the birth of Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha which falls on 30th October. Once guidelines were set and an official declaration was made, a large number of students volunteered to be part of the mega event. It led to in-depth brainstorming sessions and resulted in being executed beautifully.
The inauguration began with the auspicious lamp-lighting where a melodious song was played to develop scientific culture. It was translated, composed, and sung by two of JML’s alumni. There was also a short informative film on Dr. Bhabha, made by students.
Post the inauguration, the audience was directed to the school’s website www.jmlschool.org for a live interaction with the students who had worked on various projects. With every project, there was a Zoom link for live interaction with the budding scientists.
From primary students proving that vibrations cause sound to secondary students isolating the DNA of a banana; from music related to Math to Robotics, this exhibition had it all.
With the videos on the website as a mere trailer of the fun-filled exhibition, the students were all waiting in breakout rooms on Zoom for an interactive session with the audience. The audience asked questions, requested demonstrations of the models, clarifications of the concepts, and also played games with the participants. Needless to say, the audience was engaged!
The students of class I to class XII and NIOS showcased interesting science and math models, robotics, and games made by them at their homes with the guidance and encouragement of school teachers. Overall, this digital exhibition was proof of how technology was is enabling young minds to do wonders!
This article appeared in Times NIE web edition on 1st November 2021