Manava Bharti Live | Dehradun
To achieve the dream of developed, skilled and strong India ,Government of India has taken many steps in order to reform the current STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education system in our country. One of the main projects initiated by the government via NITI Aayog under Atal innovation mission is Atal tinkring labs (ATL). The aim of ATL project is to establish the fully functional science, engineering and technology labs in the schools all over the India.
The idea is to make popular the concept of learning by doing. In the ATL the school children will have an opportunity to generate, formulate and apply their ideas to create new an innovative science and engineering projects. This will enable them to think and work independently and also in groups to complete a project i.e. from idea to final product. All the necessary tools, equipments and technical and non technical support will be provided by the AIM under the ATL.
Manava Bharati School became the first school of the city to be chosen by the AIM for ATL establishment. The school has taken up the responsibility and from today 23rd August 2017 the ATL has started and the first ATL project for the school students was to design a robotic car. The Arduino board is used to programme the robotic car.
In the first part the basics of Arduino programming was introduced to the students. Later in the second part student were give an opportunity to use the learning of the first part with their own idea to design a robotic car. All the necessary mechanical and electrical tools were given by school ATL.
In order to make the science event more happening and to attract to join ATL a robotic car war competition was done. Six teams compose of six members each all students of our school from class 8th to 12th. Each team designed their own robotic car for the competition. Robotic car with the name Devil destroyer designed by Sumit Rokaya, Pragya Kimothi, Amit Panwar, Ritika Negi, Rohit Singh and Asmit Bijalwan won the competition. The director of the school Dr. Himanshu Shekhar was present during the event and announced the winners will get the certificates.
ATL in charge Gaurav Mani Khanal and school teachers Anuradha Mehra, Poonam Dhaundiyal, Arvind Negi organized the whole ATL session.
In coming days more interesting science and engineering projects, events and competition will be organized in school ATL.