Project invites innovative ideas
LUDHIANA: Pushpa Gujral Science City of Kapurthala along with National Council for Science and Technology Commu- nication has started the ‘Regional Incubation Science Hubs for Innovators’ (RISHI) programme for students of Classes 9 to 12 of government schools in Punjab.
The project aims to encourage innovation and creativity among school students and discover their talent and potential. It will provide them a platform to pursue innovative ideas at the Science City. The project will help students explore solutions to their community problems by application of science and technology.
The soft and hard copy of their proposals on a specified format addressed to the RISHI project coordinator of Pushpa Gujral Science City must reach them by February 29.
The proposals will be scrutinised after which shortlisted candidates will be invited to make a presentation before a panel of experts. The selected candidates will be required to attend a four-week internship camp to pursue their ideas at Science City from May 14 to June 8.
The students who participate in this programme will get boarding and lodging facility besides food and travelling allowance. They will also get a scholarship of Rs 2,000 from the Science City.
The selected students will be guided by a mentor – an experienced scientist or technologist. They will be provided merit certificates after their internship is over.
“Science students from across the state will participate and share their projects ideas with each other,” Ludhiana district science supervisor Varinder Kaur said. “We will send 10 names from among Classes 9 to 12 students of government schools. Interested students are asked to submit a project to us; we will analyse its relevance and select students for the programme.”