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Igniting excitement for science in young minds – Explorer Series comes to IIT Jodhpur: 6 January 2020
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur hosted The Explorer Series – a popular science talk series designed by the biomedical research-funding charity The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance – to inspire young students to the excitement and value of science. Four scientists—Kavita Babu, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Tavpritesh Sethi, IIIT Delhi, Shankar Manoharan, IIT Jodhpur and Geeta Trilok-Kumar, Institute of Home Economics, New Delhi, took close to 200 school students and undergraduates through their adventurous journeys as scientists. Their talks covered varied scientific topics - from neuroscience and microbiology to nutrition research and artificial intelligence in medicine. Students from Mayoor Chopasni School, Army Public School and Delhi Public School, Jodhpur attended the event, asked pertinent questions and interacted with the researchers. IIT Jodhpur also gave away origami microscopes for the school students, who asked the best questions in the event.