The efforts to up level the quality of the affiliated fair projects came to a successful end with the last camp – Northern Region Mentoring Camp organized on 24th & 25th June at The Palace School, Jaipur.
The camp was inaugurated with lamp lighting ceremony along with a welcome address by Ms. Urvashi Warman, Principal of The Palace School. She shared her thoughts on research based science projects and encouraged & motivated the participants to bag a place in Team India 2018. The session continued with a brief introduction about IRIS.
The scientific panel comprising of Dr A K Bhatnagar, Dr Monika Koul and Dr Sunil Wanchoo spent time with each project group suggesting ways and means to infuse research and innovative thought processes into their existing projects. It was exciting for both the students and the guides and they enjoyed the session very well. Many concepts also got cleared during their interaction with the experts. Discussions and deliberations marked the entire day. The students and guides took note of the suggestions and worked on it through the night and were ready for their next day presentation.
Day 2 started with very interactive and learning session on “How to write a good synopsis” by Dr. Monika Koul. The session helped students to bring out the best in the synopsis.
Post the synopsis session every participant presented their project before a wider audience. Every group detailed the steps that they would be taking in the next two months and went back satisfied at being provided a clear direction.
Special note of thanks to Dr A K Bhatnagar, Dr. Monika Koul and Dr Sunil Wanchoo who being the experienced SRC members motivated the students to come up with innovative , thought provoking ideas and gave the right direction for them to proceed further.
Voices from the ground:
‘The camp was helpful in making us realise the requirements for IRIS. We had engaging discussions with the mentors about our project and how to improvise on it. My students are motivated to work harder to make it to the IRIS National Fair’
– Ramneek Kaur Malhotra, Guide Teacher, Learning Paths School, Mohali
‘The camp was extremely helpful and the suggestions given by the mentors can make a huge change in my project so that I can complete at the national as well as international level.’
– Yash Mittal – Student, The Palace School
‘It was a very new kind of experience with experts. The suggestions they (SRC) gave to the students were really worth and students work on them. The SRC team were giving enough time to each group of students. My students have really made to thought about the suggestions given and they have really improved their project.’
– Mrs. Kavita Nagdev – Guide Teacher, Budha Lal Public School, Patiala
‘SRC committee was so determined and dedicated to help us that we enjoyed the one to one discussion with them. The most amazing thing was the criticism of our project which helped us to feel low but encouraged. It was a memorable experience giving us the exposure of IRIS National Science Fair.’
– Deepkanwal Singh – Student, Budha Lal Public School, Patiala