Popularization of Science Fair

Date: 29th Nov. 2019Place: St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), MumbaiDescription:On 29th Nov. 2019, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai, organized a DBT-CTEP funded day-long science fair to showcase the undergraduate research work being done in college and the opportunities in science. More than 200 school and junior college students and accompanying teachers from South Mumbai (as also…

Malabar Hill Visit

Date: 23rd Nov 2018Place: Malabar Hill, MumbaiParticipants: Aziz, Siddhi, Jennifer and MayaDescription:The 4 of us enthusiastically went up to Maharashtra Nature Park (MNP) today morning, only to find it shut on occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti. The only other park that would be open would be the Malabar Hill Park in South Mumbai. So we…

Workshop on “Outreach Workshop on Usage of Foldscope” conducted by BMS College of Engineering for classes VII and VIII school students at Bengaluru, Karnataka on February 14th 2019

A series of two workshops were conducted on use of Foldscope as an awareness program, by BMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru. The First Workshop was conducted on February 14th 2019 in the morning session at Government Higher Primary School,Sunkadakatte,for class VII and VIII students. Around 40 students participated. The resource person were Prof N.Prathibha from…

Studying post harvest loss in pea through foldscope

Lesions were seen on pea pods stored in refrigerator. The colour of lesions varied from translucent to brown. On observing these under foldscope, it appeared to be some fungus post-harvest loss in pea pods.

Observing different stages of Mitosis using foldscope

In the workshop I learnt to assemble and use foldscope for exploring nature. Firstly we all tried observing using permanent slides and then we collected random samples to observe using foldscope. I tried my hands on onion root tip slide. In theory I had studied different stages of Mitosis in dividing cells – Prophase, Metaphase,…