Foldscope Workshop

    The IEEE Education Society Young Professionals ADHOC Committee, in collaboration with 

IEEE SB NSSCE, organized a Foldscope workshop under the AP-S Sight Project and the 

IEEE Education Society STEM and Child Care Program

at Nirmala Matha Convent School, Palakkad, Kerala, on March 6, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

    Sponsored by IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, IEEE Bombay Section, IEEE Pune Section, and IEEE SIT Pune (STB13901), the workshop targeted school students below the 10th standard, aiming to introduce them to microscopy through hands-on activities and engaging demonstrations led by speakers Ms. Gayathri Ramesh, Electronics and Communication Engineering Student, and Ms. Artha Mohan, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Student.

     Participants learned how to assemble and use Foldscopes, paper-based microscopes magnifying objects up to 140x, and explored basic microscopy principles, sample preparation, observation techniques, and applications in biology, environmental science, and material science. The event received positive feedback from students, expressing appreciation for the engaging activities and newfound understanding of microscopy concepts, highlighting its value in fostering curiosity, enhancing critical thinking skills, and inspiring interest in STEM disciplines.

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