Kishore Bharati in collaboration with K.J Somaiya College of Science & Commerce and Somaiya Centre for Experiential Learning (SCEL), Somaiya Vidyavihar University presents CUBE National Meet 2023, with the theme, ‘Re-imagining Biology Education and Research: Connecting CUBE Home Labs and CUBE Hubs through gully cricket model of doing science’
We are excited to announce our first offline/hybrid CUBE NATIONAL MEET after the lockdown! Pandemic was a very turbulent period for everyone but it also gave us the opportunity to connect online with thousands of people across the country and which made us carry forward and expand the idea of learning science through home labs.
Collaboratively Understanding Biology Education (CUBE) program:
CUBE started out as a 5-week workshop to engage students in discovery based research experiences in 2012 at Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) with 18 students (from 4 colleges). With the help of Simple Model Systems, CUBE encourages to understand and solve complex problems by making informed decisions through collaboration. As it progressed, CUBE evolved as a community of sustainable engagement of students for science education in general and biology in particular. In the CUBE community, teachers play an equally crucial role, serving as the primary driving force, encouraging students to learn science by regularly chatting about their investigations.
It has always been the vision of CUBE to develop unsophisticated resources for research but with sophisticated ideas, so that learning biology and doing research will be easier for everyone. Since the lockdown, the participants have been regularly connecting with each other online without any interruption for more than 1200+ days. This experiment proved beyond doubt that we can collaboratively learn science through investigations at home labs
Kishore Bharati announces the first ever offline CUBE NATIONAL MEET after the lockdown organized in collaboration with K J Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, Somaiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai 1, and Somaiya Center for Experiential Learning (SCEL). This Meet would be held on 22nd & 23rd July 2023 at Somaiya Vidyavihar Campus. This will also be streamed live on YouTube (Kishore Bharati page) to connect participants by online mode. (i.e hybrid mode)
The program will include a 2-days workshop and presentations during National meet by CUBE participants from different parts of the country who are working in their home labs with frugal materials around them and demonstrating how science can be done at any place with minimal resources similar to how one can play gully cricket anywhere. Gully cricket model of doing science is an innovation of CUBE-Kishore Bharati to democratize and popularize culture of science and research and investigative STEM habits among students.
CUBE National Meet is an initiative which will bring together a variety of ideas, inspirations, stories, experiences, and innovations from young students and teachers across different parts of India who are playing the game of science similar to cricket and spreading the culture of science.
The event will be documented on metastudio.org
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Schedule of event:
CUBE Workshop Schedule (20th & 21st July, 2023)
CUBE National Meet Schedule (22nd & 23rd July, 2023)