Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi is set to host a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) summer boo tcamp ‘Change.Makers’ from May 23 to June 24 for high school students of Class XI and XII.
Interested students can apply till May 7, the institute said in a statement on April 29.
During the boot camp, the students will be able to use the institute’s state-of-the-art facilities to convert their impactful ideas to reality. This non-residential boot camp will begin with a hands-on, rapid prototyping-based training in digital fabrication techniques.
The training will take place at the Makerspace, a DIY facility at IIT Delhi. After the training, the students will continue to avail the IIT Delhi facilities till the end of the boot camp to build projects aimed at addressing some high impact societal problems.
IIT Delhi has stated that the nature of the projects will include building an electro-mechanical prototype for the problem at hand. The kind of projects possible can range from building an air pollution monitor to a medical device for the visually impaired to smart furniture and so on.
“We urge changemakers, the 11th and 12th grade students, passionate about tinkering and building things, to use their interests and skills to bring about a positive change in the society. Government initiatives on tinkering have helped to instil a culture of innovation and a mindset of problem solving in school students. Change.Makers summer boot camp will build on these initiatives by providing world class R&D facilities and mentorship to selected students committed to make their impactful products and solutions reach closer to implementation,” said Jay Dhariwal, coordinator, Change.Makers summer boot camp, IIT Delhi.
The boot camp will also provide an opportunity to IIT Delhi students to mentor these highly spirited school students. It will further strengthen the DIY culture within the institute and the country.
“IIT Delhi is committed to science popularisation, and with this objective in mind, has recently proposed a number of outreach initiatives including the monthly lecture series SciTech Spins for high schoolers and the STEM Mentorship Programme for girl students. We are very hopeful that the DIY camp will help strengthen the ties that IIT Delhi faculty and students have already established with young minds in schools and academics in the making,” said Pritha Chandra, associate dean, Academic Outreach and New Initiatives, IIT Delhi.
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