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For recipients of Children's Science Academy Awards

Science City Chairman S. Muthukumaran (right) and vice-chairman P. Iyamperumal interact with students at the Summer Science Camp in Chennai on Wednesday.— Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
Science City Chairman S. Muthukumaran (right) and vice-chairman P. Iyamperumal interact with students at the Summer Science Camp in Chennai on Wednesday.— Photo: K.V. Srinivasan

Before the new academic year begins in a few weeks from now, over 50 school students from different districts are going to have a whale of a time together.

They are the recipients of the Children's Science Academy Awards 2009, which was presented to them at a function here in December 2010.

The Summer Science Camp is an extension of the event where all recipients are taken on a tour of important places and academicians enlighten them by delivering talks on various topics.

The camp was inaugurated by S. Muthukumaran, Chairman, Executive Committee, Science City, here on Tuesday. He asked the participants to make full use of the four-day programme.

N.G. Rajeswari, class X student from a school in Tiruchi, got selected for her project work on ‘Vedic maths and Ramanujan's findings,' while A. Kaviya Sree, class X student from a school in Mettur, was inspired by the news coverage to explain the role of vermin composting. Both of them hope to enrich their understanding through the summer camp to decide whether to take up science in higher education.

Accompanying some of the recipients are their parents, teachers and classmates. For some of the participants, it is their first visit to the city.

The itinerary for them include a visit to the Anna Centenary Library, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, and the Egmore Museum. An aero modelling workshop has also been lined up.

P. Iyamperumal, Vice-Chairman, Science City, said the aim of this initiative is give exposure to students.

He asked students to ask questions. “We wish to conduct summer camps is every district,” he added.

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