High School Internships in Science

All are invited. What is the learning for high school students when they intern in Research Institutions or Think tanks or NGOs? Apart from the certificate, what can this experience mean and what can it not? What are the alternatives? Are there other meaningful ways to explore science at that stage

Starts

9 January 2021

Time

1400 - 1500h IST

On Days

Fee (₹, incl taxes)

Audience

Saturday

All are invited

Students/ Parents/ Teachers

About the Course


What is the learning for high school students when they intern in Research Institutions or Think tanks or NGOs? Apart from the certificate, what can this experience mean and what can it not? What are the alternatives? Are there other meaningful ways to explore science at that stage?


In the adda we will hear about this from Sandhya Koushika, a senior neuroscientist at TIFR, who feels strongly about this being a relevant part of the young Scientist's journey.


In conversation with her will be Radha Gopalan, GenWise mentor, who has counselled, mentored and worked with high school students through internships.


Come, be a part of the conversation on Saturday (9 Jan) 2-3 pm.


Registration is a must prior to event. All registered participants will receive the Zoom link for the session 24 hours prior to event.

About our Facilitator:

Radha Gopalan

Radha Gopalan

Radha is senior mentor and course designer at GenWise.

Her view of the world is one of hidden connections and she believes that a significant part of learning is to unearth these connections. She is an environmental scientist by training, with a deep interest in exploring and practicing "transformative education for sustainable living". Towards this effort she is engaging actively with rural and urban communities to further the idea of food sovereignty.

After 18 years as a global environmental consultant, Radha also wore the teacher's hat for several years at the Rishi Valley School, teaching Environmental Sustainability. She is a Visiting Faculty at the School of Development, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru and engages actively in popular education efforts around sustainability.

Radha has a bachelor's degree in Genetics from the Madras University, a Master's from Osmania University, and a Ph.D from IIT Bombay in Environmental Science.