A great introduction to the world of science and research, at ICCW and IIT Madras, was done for high school kids from Gurgaon.
Highlights of the tour:
Visit to ICCW and a walk-in of the laboratories and a tour of the green IITM campus
Practical sessions on Water quality, Analysis of hardness of water, E. coli growth, and some fun experiments in lab
Talks delivered to kids by Padma Shri Professor T Pradeep, Dr Ramya Dwivedi, Dr Srividya Kailasam, Dr Kamalesh Chaudhary and Mr Sripati Cowlagi
Visit to STP at IITM, demonstrated by Ms Anu and team, Prof Ligy Philip’s group
Visit to lake restoration sites – ongoing and complete works – led by Dr Kishore and team, Prof Indumathi’s group
Visit to the WATER MATTERS exhibition at PSTC, Chennai, organised by US Consulate and Care Earth Trust
Visit to the Light house and the Marina beach
The kids went back enthralled and inspired after exposure to diverse research possibilities and high-technology implementations.