The National Science Day (NSD) was celebrated at the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), Bengaluru, on February 28, 2020. This Nation-wide event commemorating the announcement by Sir C V Raman of the scientific effect that now bears his name had the theme of "Women in Science" suggested by DST.
The show put up at CeNS, coordinated by Dr. D.S Shankar Rao and Dr. S. Krishna Prasad, scientists and mentored by Prof. G.U. Kulkarni, Director-in-Charge, took special care to see that the event lives up to the theme. To impress upon the young minds that with the right determination and proper effort, women can overcome challenges and come up in science, the Centre invited girl students from BEL high school (CBSE stream).
The speaker, Prof. Ranjini Bandyopadhyay, an acclaimed woman scientist from the Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru, gave a brilliant lecture on "How Materials Flow" while constantly encouraging the students to interact.
This was followed by two videos, one on Women Scientists who have made remarkable achievements in their field and are worth emulating and another on the life and works of Sir C.V. Raman, and completed by a live tabletop demonstration of the Raman Effect. The visiting students were led through a demonstration of the science experiments at our Learn it Through Experiments (LiTE) Gallery and conducted by our enthusiastic PhD students.