In the view of international women’s day, city international school (CIS), Lucknow, organised ‘The Asima Chatterjee STEM contest’ for girls from grade UKG to 12 on Monday.
The event witnessed the presence of some 200 girls from 45 participant schools across India who showcased their talent in STEM. The participants wowed the onlookers by displaying various models, presentations, exhibits, experiments and projects.
Dr Sunita Gandhi, Director CIS, implied that girls from all backgrounds must be interested in STEM education and mus dare to opt for carer fields, such as bioengineer, chemist, tech entrepreneur, or astronaut and not fall prey to old stereotypes about girls.
The guest, Dr Sunita Singh Dhawan, Principal Scientist, plant biotechnology division, CSIR, Lucknow, shared her experience of DNA bank of medicinal and Aromatic Plants with students.
The other prominent persons who were invited as judge included Dr Adarsh Govind, Former Research scientist, King George Medical College, Lucknow and Abhinay Kumar Yadav, Founder & CEO Next Generation Scientist Pvt Ltd.
Guest of honour included ex-students of CIS who have been involved in amazing work in different domains.
Carmel Yaganagi, Principal, Manas City Campus, Said, “We believe in the principle of equality of women and men where equality means equal qualification. Celebrating this International Women’s day by empowering our girls with STEM education, we strive to strengthen both “wings” of humanity, women and men, so mankind may soar to the highest social development.
Mohsina Mirza, Creative Head, CIS, asserted that CIS has always been heard towards preparing girls to contribute to STEM, and it is one of the few schools nation-wide to have its own design and technology laboratory to promote design thinking.