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IIT Gandhinagar Invites Applications from School Students for Online Camp

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IIT Gandhinagar through its  Curiosity Lab will conduct ‘Camp Inspire’ through online mode from 3 to 5 June 2022

IIT Gandhinagar is hosting an online camp for school students of classes 8 to 12 besides teachers, parents, and scholars of education to inspire, encourage exploration and build curiosity. The sessions aim to introduce students to the stories of people who have taken up new and exciting professions and succeeded. The idea is to enable students to learn that inspiration can strike from anywhere, be it a book, a person or a movement and that such inspiring stories could be found all around. 

Through Camp Inspire, IIT Gandhinagar aims to bring together individuals who took unique paths and chose to follow their passions despite many obstacles. Curiosity Lab conducts scientific research to understand how to improve curiosity among students while learning. The Curiosity Camps are a Curiosity lab outreach initiative to increase interest and make learning fun.

Highlighting the aspects of Camp Inspire, Prof Jaison A Manjaly, Principal Investigator, Curiosity Lab, IIT Gandhinagar, said: “Curiosity Camps offer an opportunity for students, teachers, and parents to witness stories of inspiring individuals that may encourage them to follow their passions and make a positive change in society.” The Curiosity Camps aim to introduce novel perspectives in learning while building awareness of the multiple career paths that exist and are supported by institutions such as the IITs.”

Most students, parents and teachers are unaware of the possibilities that lie ahead today for students in Arts and Humanities, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine) fields and entrepreneurship. The Curiosity Lab introduces these possibilities to parents, teachers and students. Camp Inspire will be held from 3 to 5 June 2022. 

Important Outcomes Envisaged from IIT Gandhinagar Camp

  • Learning about unique passions, careers, entrepreneurship and their intersections with other domain.
  • Improving awareness on career possibilities.
  • Generating curiosity among school children about sports, gender, music research, entrepreneurship, STEM and economics.
  • Creating opportunities for school children to interact with faculty from institutions of higher education.
  • Encouraging skills such as filmmaking through competitions.

Those who wish to apply are advised to go through the official website for further information.

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