Each Year on February 28, India celebrates “National Science Day” in honor of the Indian physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman who discovered the Raman Effect on 28 February 1928.
This year, Shannon had the honor to travel to Guwahati, Assam, where she discussed science with 50 local and rural schools around Assam as part of a Science Fair to celebrate National Science Day. This wonderful event was sponsored jointly by the Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology and Cotton College State University.
What a privilege it was to meet students from across the state and learn about their ingenious solutions for waste management, soil remediation, water treatment, pollution, and even an automatic pan maker! Bright ideas like these are exactly what this fragile and delicate world needs. Encouraging creativity and exploration is essential to preserving the future of this planet. One very bright and well spoken student, Nakibul (pictured above), later told Shannon that he wants to be an entomologist and study insects like the NICE Group. We wish Nakibul much success, and are sure with his enthusiasm that he will succeed in anything he sets his mind to!