The STEM exhibition 2023 & civic panel “Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) for Social Good”, a C20 Gender Equality & Disability Working Group initiative, was hosted today by Amrita Vidyalayam Thalassery.
The purpose was to showcase the importance of gender equality and disability inclusion in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields, and inspire the student community to take action towards creating a more inclusive and equitable society.
The event was a big success, with the Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) students attending and engaging in lively discussions about their ATL Marathon projects and gender equality and disability inclusion.
We had a diverse group of speakers including:
- Dr Suchitra Sudhir, Founder Chairperson of SWEET (Service for Women Empowerment and Educational Trust), Gynecologist and lady Governor of Lions District.
- Dr. Mini Balakrishnan, Gynecologist, Former IMA president of Gynecological Society Kannur.
- Dr. Jasmine Shah, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Science, Central University of Kerala.
They shared their personal experiences and perspectives on the topics, and interacted with students during the exhibition.
ATL Marathon is Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog’s flagship innovation challenge, where school students identify community problems of their choice and develop innovative solutions in the form of working prototypes.
The impressive display of STEM projects and innovations showcased at the exhibition included the work of 74 children, 40 girls and 34 boys. Over the past three months, 27 teams from Amrita Vidyalayam Thalassery worked diligently on their ATL Marathon 2023 projects.