In its second season of STEM workshop, Covestro (India) is excited to partner with Greenlight for Girls, Chandramohan Foundation and Nehru Science Centre which is being held in Mumbai from November 8th - 15th, 2017. This is inline with our objective to spread STEM education amongst girls child in India. Pertaining to the same, India has already witnessed the 1st season of the workshop last year in Delhi.
In this 2nd season of scientific discovery, 1400 girls aged 11-15 from schools across Mumbai are set to have have an interactive and unbelievably fun experience around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
These 45-minute STEM workshops have been specially crafted by experts from India and overseas. 15-20 girls shall participate per workshop with 3-4 workshops scheduled throughout the day. The workshops run simultaneously to accommodate all students in a single day.
The workshops impacted 1327 girls and 42 schools.
Day 1 (November 8)
Covestro (India) amplified its steps towards encouraging girl child to pursue careers in Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM) with its 2nd edition of STEM workshop in Mumbai. The week long workshop beginning 8th November 2017 is being organised along with Greenlight4girls, Nehru Science Center, Ministry of Culture, Mumbai and Chandramohan Foundation. The workshop is highly interactive and has 3 experiments in addition to a novel session ‘Science on Sphere’. Experiments on Human DNA give the chance to girls students to see their own DNA and not only that, some of them also wore it as a unique necklace. Experiment of Polymer Science explores the magic of mixing two different chemical compounds or naturally occurring polymers and watch it transforms into a new product, Polymer Putty. In the amazing Vibrobots workshop on electronics, the girls will make their own mini robots and watch it spin.
The workshop was inaugurated by his excellency Dr. Juergen Morhard, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Mumbai along with Guest of Honor Dr. Pheroza J. Godrej, Godrej Group. In addition to this, there were representation from workshop partner Greenlight for Girls, Nehru Science Centre and Chandramohan Foundation. Biggest inspiration for the students was Dr. Neha Phadke, Scientist from our own country India working at Research and Development our global headquarters in Germany.
The girls seemed very excited and curiously asked several questions to the expert panel, which was an indication of their exploratory and imaginary minds. It was a great experience for the girls as they left with smiles on their faces and a dream in their eyes… hopefully to pursue career in STEM space.
The schools that participated on this day were: Green lawns School, S. M. Shetty International School, Holy Name High School - Fort, Udayachal High School - Vikhroli, St. Gregorious High School - Chembur.