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National Science Day 2020 at IIT Jodhpur
National Science Day is celebrated every year on 28th February to commemorate the announcement of the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’ by Sir C.V. Raman for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930. IIT Jodhpur celebrated the day through various activities during 28 February – 01 March 2020. A Stargazing Night was organized by the Astronomy Club of the Science and Technology Society and IIC on 28 February. This year the theme for National Science Day was “Women in Science.” As a part of the event, the Institute organized an invited talk on ‘“Chemistry for Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Lifestyle” by Prof. Sunita Kumbhat, FRSC, Dept. of Chemistry, JNVU Jodhpur on 01 March. This was followed by a panel discussion on "What’s exciting in Science & Career opportunities in Science", with members from various science disciplines on the panel. Along with Prof. Kumbhat, the panelists included Dr Sushmita Jha (Bioscience & Bioengineering), Dr Reetanjali Moharana (Physics), Dr Meenu Chhabra (Bioscience & Bioengineering), Dr Atul Kumar (Chemistry), and was moderated by Dr Saakshi Dhanekar (Electrical Engineering). The panel discussed emerging areas of Quantum Information Processing, Genetic Engineering, Neuroscience, High-energy Physics, etc. The event concluded with the Director's address followed by a Vote of Thanks. The event was attended by science students from across Jodhpur