Jamshedpur, Aug 28: CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML), Jamshedpur organised the 8th Scientists & Science Teachers Conclave (SSTC) on a virtual platform. The main objective of this online event was to create innovative content for teaching science to school students and also to encourage students to learn science with fun and creativity.
The virtual program started at 4 pm. The welcome address was delivered by Dr. Mita Tarafder, Chief Scientist of CSIR-NML. In her address she briefly talked about the idea behind arranging this online event saying that it is a new concept of innovative learning. She requested all participants to share their ideas using this platform.
The keynote address was then delivered by Dr. Sanchita Chakravarty, Chief Scientist & Head, AAC & MNP Division, CSIR-NML on the topic “Role of Advanced Analytical Tools”. She discussed in detail different methods of analytical chemistry, the importance of selection of the right analytical method and their characteristics. She concluded her lecture by elaborating on the advantages of several analytical methods for chemical analysis.
This was followed by a demonstration on ‘Tinker CAD’ by the team members of the CSIR Virtual Lab Team. Demonstrations were done jointly by Dr. Aniket Dutt and Mr. Abhas Mahato of KRIT Division, CSIR-NML. The concept of crystallographic structure of an element was presented. This was then followed by a hands-on demo.
The virtual event received a very good response from the participants. The program was attended by more than 40 teachers, students, scientists and professionals. Pragati Jha of KRIT Division, CSIR-NML proposed the vote of thanks and appreciated all organisers for conducting the event successfully.