Red Rover

IISc’s UG students are designing a prototype that could help scientists explore Mars, as part of an international competition   In the Old Physics Building, tensions are running high. Tucked away in a corner of the first floor, the workspace is crammed with batteries, pipes and boxes. Amidst the disorganised and dusty shelves, a group […]

Staying in STEM

A training programme seeks to inculcate scientific curiosity in women students from far-flung areas   I was running late. I hurried to the seminar hall in the Department of Developmental Biology and Genetics (DBG). The orientation session, which was scheduled for 10 am, had already started when I reached, so I sneaked in silently, hoping […]

Making Learning Fun

How student and alumni-led initiatives are bringing science to young children   In 2016, when Suyog Mahulkar, Ashok B, Nilesh Potghan and a handful of other students at IISc decided to start an outreach initiative to teach science and maths at rural schools, they were gung-ho but also a bit “naive”, Suyog admits. Armed with […]