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Science fest concludes at Thapar University

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Patiala, April 02, 2013
First Published: 23:50 IST(2/4/2013) | Last Updated: 23:51 IST(2/4/2013)

INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research), a five-day internship programme organised by the Thapar University in collaboration with the department of science and technology of the government of India to attract talented youths towards science concluded on Tuesday.

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The workshop was aimed to motivate talented youths to take up research projects and inspire them through interactions with global icons from the fields pertaining to science.

Over 200 students, either currently in Class 12 or have passed Class 11 from nearly 20 schools across Patiala and neighbouring towns attended the camp.

Dr JV Yakhmi, fellow of National Academy of Science and chairman of Atomic Energy Education Society guided the students on 'Why choose science as a career'.

University director Prof KK Raina said the varsity wanted that youngsters to take up science as the preferred career choice. “This camp is a step towards that. We will continue to organise such events in the future too,” said Raina.

Eminent speakers spoke on such topics as career in science, career options for mathematics students, development of geometry, latest discoveries, inventions and innovations, discovery of electron and its impact on science and technology, 100 years of Rutherford experiment in nuclear physics and indian contributions to the development of mathematics.

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