‘Science Expo’ 2020 began at RSC, Nagpur

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Every year at the Raman Science Center in Nagpur, ‘Science Expo,’ a unique event to bridge the gap between science and society, is organized with collaborative efforts from Science & Technology institutions. The event’s goal is to act as an interface between science and society. It greatly helps to create awareness in society about the works of Research & Development being done in various scientific institutions.

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Raman Science Centre and other scientific institutions in Maharashtra are jointly organising ‘Science Expo’ to create awareness among the school/college students; bring students and general masses face to face with practising scientists; and also to motivate students about the benefits of choosing science as their career.

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It is expected as in the previous year a large number of students from various schools and colleges will visit the expo. They will have the first-hand information on the latest scientific developments particularly in the fields in which the collaborating institutions are engaged. The’ Science Expo 2020′ showcases the scientific research and development in 15 participating institutions in particular; 1. Indian Anthropological Survey, Nagpur 2. Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration & Research, Nagpur 3. The Central Institute for Citrus Research, Nagpur 4. Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur 5. Geological Survey of India (Central Region), Nagpur 6. Nagpur 7: Government Medical College & Hospital. Manganese Ore Limited (India) 8, Nagpur. Nagpur Limited Mineral Exploration Company 9. National Research Institute for Environmental Engineering, Nagpur 10. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited, Mumbai 11. Nagpur 12 Indian Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers Association. Raman Science Centre & Planetarium, Nagpur 13. Nagpur 14: Provincial Remote Sensing Center (Central). Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) Nagpur Scientists and officials from these institutions will interact with the visitors comprising the school children, college students, family groups, and general masses as well. They will be explaining the scientific developments and works that are being carried out by these institutions along with the career prospects in the field of Science & Technology for the budding scientists.

During the five-day event, a series of Popular Science Lectures (PSL) are also held. The’ Science Expo ‘ event will give the general public an opportunity to get closer to the worlds of scientific research and understand the excitement, pain and ecstasy of scientific research. It is hoped this experience will encourage young minds to opt for a career in science.

The’ Science Expo 2020′ opened at 11.00 am on 16 January 2020. Dr. Ranjit Rath, CEO of Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited, Nagpur in the presence of Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Director of NEERI, Nagpur, Shri Shrikant Pathak, Former Director of Central Research and Training Laboratory, Kolkata and Shri Vijay Shanker Sharma, Project Coordinator, Raman Science Center, Nagpur. Also present on this occasion were Dr. Ratna Dhar, AnSI, Shri Suresh Kumar, Regional Director, AMD, Shri Shrinivasan, General Manager, RRSC and other scientists from all of the participating institutions. Tata Parsi, New Apostolic Students, Pt. Bachharaj Vyas, also attended the Anuman College of Engineering.

The’ Science Expo’ will remain open to the public from 11.00 am on every day. Between 16 to 20 January 2020, until 5.30 pm.

Popular Science Lectures can take place at 12 pm and regular at 3.30 pm. Free entry to the Science Expo site and to the lectures will be granted to visiting public & students.

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