Science Engagement day
8 of our Grade 11 Science students visited the Shiv Nadar University on Friday, 23rd October for the "Science Engagement day". The students got to interact with scientists, professors and undergraduate students who ignited their curiosity by unravelling the wonders of Science. Dr Sanjeev Galande’s introductory session showcased the interdisciplinary nature of scientific research. Students who visited the Biology lab could witness and perform the DNA gel electrophoresis, which they had read only in textbooks. At the Physics lab, students were excited to witness the "Wave nature of electrons", Newton's ring and other experiments which were beyond the reach of the school labs. At the Chemistry lab, students got to observe and understand the setup of NMR spectroscopy, X-Ray Diffraction Crystallography, Gas chromatography, HPLC, IR spectroscopy, Mass spectroscopy, UV spectroscopy etc. The event helped bridge the gap between senior school teachers, students and researchers/professors for a deeper understanding of Natural Sciences, and was a step towards encouraging the students to pursue a career in scientific research.