Request to twin the project on Foldscope

Working on endophyte (plant -microbe interaction), want a partner to twin the project preferably in rain forest regions of north east i.e. Assam, Arunachal Pradesh. D. Banerjee, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal

Foldscopy-A Beginer’s view

Attending the workshop at GGDSD College, Chandigarh along with my friends was a wonderful experience for me and came to know about foldscope, which I have never heard before. Not from the medical science background, I have observed a prepared slide of Dracaena, a monocot.   I have attached a mobile phone with it and peeped…

Foldscope Orientation

In a summer workshop conducted at SD College, Chandigarh, the students of B.Sc Botany were familiarized with the concept of foldscope, its usage and potential advantages. Later they collected samples and tried their hands at foldscopy. They were thrilled with this new activity to capture the images on the mobile phones. Glimpses from the workshop…

Student’s foldscope explorations

Students efforts and inputs made our workshop at GGDSD College a success. On the 2nd day of the workshop students learnt to register and create their IDs on microcosmos foldscope site. They are using it, is being reflected as they had started sharing their experiences on it. Many students Parul SD1, Shubhangi_SD3, Rahul_SD13, Mamta_SD14, Dipti_SD5,…

My First experience with Foldscope

This is my first experience to work with foldscope. These are few of the clicks taken by me  in the foldscope workshop held at  SD College Chandigarh. I was amazed to see such a microscope that can work with my Phone. This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.

Collaboration

I am Looking for collaborators with experience in biotechnology/ nanotechnology from n.e. states, india for my SAFFRON ADULTERATION PROJECT. PLEASE HELP & CONTACT ON AMJADHUSAINI@SKUASTKASHMIR.AC.IN

CASE India

In December 2017, Center for Assistance in Sports and Education (CASE) delivered 30 Foldscopes to the 6th-12th graders at the Sri Sarada Eshwar Vidya Mandir School in Pozhichalur, India, a small village just outside of Chennai. CASE provided children at the Sri Sarda Eashwar Vidya Mandir school free and useful science tools to use in…

Foldscope Training at Shibnagar ADC Village,Tripura, India organised by Twining Programme of NBAIR Bangalore and College of Agriculture Tripura

GREAT RESOURCE! Book recommendation

Whether you are in the U.S. or not (like us) this is a wonderful resource for educators planning explorations of the microcosmos. The INTRODUCTION and background information is wonderful and the description and ID KEYS are wonderful!

Foldscope workshop for IISc research scholars

Ariviyal-Solai Innovation Centre founder karthik conduct a workshop for Indian institute of science Bangalore research scholars on 3rd May 2018. Students are actively participate in this workshop. They show interest to be a part of (crew members) AIC  and ready to support our low cost paper microscope to spread across the country. We also discussed…

Experience of members of parliamentary standing committee on S&T with #Foldscope

Yesterday, the parliamentary standing committee on S&T visited @NCMR_Pune @NCCS_Pune, I demonstrated the use of #Foldscope to all members, and they found it very valuable tool for frugal science. It was a rare occasion for policymakers to get a chance to directly engage and “experience” science first-hand. #Indiafoldscopephase1  #Fungal #sporangia All members were curious to observe the specimen…

Ariviyal-Solai Innovation Centre first outreach program in SME

I went to participate in YourStory – Cisco ‘Future of Business is Digital’ on 24/4/2018 at Bangalore. I explained the objective of Ariviyal-Solai Innovation Centre and mainly discuss about our foldscope which was recorded in video for SME (small medium enterprise) story launch program by www.yourstory.com I show the foldscope to the people who came to…

DBT foldscope workshop experience

  It was nice experience to take part in DBT foldscope workshop at New Delhi. My first foldscope snapshot Honey bee wings. I will train myself and ready to reach as  many school and college students for an outreach program under Ariviyal-Solai Innovation Centre.  www.ariviyalsolai.zohosites.com

Preparing slides for demonstrations

For fundraising and showing off Foldscopes I find it a great idea to have pre-prepared slides ready to go on the run! Here are a few examples I have put together. If you are looking to fundraise, there is no better way, than to put a foldscope in the HANDS of donors with ready to…

INTERNSHIP: Panama

  Conservación Panamá Inc is a U.S./Panamanian non-profit conservation organization. We are currently running Environmental education programming for primary/secondary school aged children in rural/remote communities at risk in Panama. We have received MORE REQUESTS for programs than we can handle and are looking for 1-2 Master’s/PhD students studying Environmental Education or related field to take…

Friends of Kayany – Foldscope in Syrian refugee camps

Young women at Kayany Foundation's United Nations Women for Peace School in Bar Elias, Lebanon were excited to receive their new Foldscopes last week. We are thrilled and honored to work with “Friends of Kayany” to bring tools of curiosity for educating Syria's most vulnerable kids. If you would like, you can donate directly to…

Inculcating Research Culture Right From Schools

As a part of TIFR, Hyderabad’s efforts to facilitate better science education in the local schools, it now interacts closely with four of the Telangana Social Welfare Residential Schools, all within 10 km from the institute. On regular close interactions with the teachers and students alike from the schools, we realized that schools are fast…

Can’t wait till we dissect earthworms this week on Thursday and Friday.  Then next week we will dissect crayfish!  After every dissection we have tests, all study guides are on my website.  Then the week before Christmas break we look at protists under the microscope! Can’t wait to upload some pictures.

Foldscope at Campus Party 2016

Hi folks!  A couple of weeks ago, “Campus Party”,  one of the most important Technology, innovation and entrepreneurship event was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I had the opportunity to have an stand to show the Foldscope to everyone. During three days, hundreds of people passed by the stand to check if what their eyes were…

Foldscope to visualize magnetic nano/micro particle motion

Dear all, First, I would like to thank Prof. Manu and his lab for providing us an opportunity to use Foldscope. It is a wonderful invention. Now coming to my work on Foldscope: We work on manipulating magnetic nano particle (MNP) using permanent magnets for drug delivery applications. The magnets are big and strong about…

Silence before the storm

Day 3: Sorry guys, we had a busy schedule at the college and hospital today. All we could do today is to plan about what we would do tomorrow. It’s a Sunday! Which means we get more time to spend with foldscope.🤘 @Manu: We would try to do the improvements (proper focussing, getting a whole…

Our cat has fleas- Misy parasy ny sakanay.

Geetings from Madagascar! Miarahabana nareo izahay avy ati an’Madigasikara! Our cat had fleas so we gave her a vinegar bath which killed the fleas and left us with some cool specimens to look at. Nisy parasy ny sakanay dia napandro azy tamin’y vinagra izahay dia maty ireto parasy ireto ary koa nanome antsika santionany mahafinaritra afaka…