Science festivals can be great platforms to motivate people to science. This January, the Foundation for Advancing Science and Technology (FAST India), a non-profit private entity, conducted a virtual mode, two-week-long science festival called India Science Festival 2022. The free-for-all annual event received a whopping global response. More than fifty carefully crafted events fascinated the all-age-group participants and inspired them to engage in science. Here are excerpts from the mega event.
The Foundation for Advancing Science and Technology India (FAST India) organized The SciComm Huddle on 15–16 December, 2021 as part of its India Science Festival (ISF2022). In this report, Sarah Iqbal, convener of The SciComm Huddle, highlights the key takeaways.
With the 2nd IndiaBioscience Outreach Grants, select scientists step out of their labs to connect with communities beyond academia. In this piece, Hansika looks at the initiatives being funded by IndiaBioscience in the current edition.
The TNQ Distinguished Lectureship Series aims to bring the Indian scientific community in close contact with world-renowned researchers and inspire young minds to choose a scientific path. This year's speaker, Helen H Hobbs from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will be addressing audiences on Hyderabad, Bengaluru and New Delhi on 11, 13 and 15 Feb respectively.
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) collaborated with Delhi Dance Theater and PULSE to raise awareness about HIV vaccine development and highlight the struggles of HIV-positive individuals.
A report from the lively panel discussion led by writer Amitav Ghosh and researchers from Bangalore at the event held recently at IISc, Bangalore.
Satyajit Mayor's team from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, was selected by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) to star in a Celldance video that features their work on cell membrane organisation.