A VISIT TO IISER
Educational Tour gives us ideas likewise opportunities to visit prestigious agencies that may help us visualize what we are learning at school. This activity helps us develop our personality since social graces and etiquette are learned too by experience. Moreover, important to every student since it is a part of our learning process to acquire more knowledge through actual exposure to the different agencies.
The students of class XI of Delhi Public School, Pune were taken for an educational trip to IISER Pune on 5 January 2018. IISER is a research intensive institute set up by the Government of India and aptly suggests "where tomorrow's science meets today." The students were shown a presentation about opportunities one can get at IISER and got an idea of choosing the right avenue after class XII. The lecture was given by Ms. Shanti. She is a faculty member in Maths department IISER Pune. All the students were then divided into two groups and were shown the different science departments at IISER.
The whole experience was very informative and encouraging, it taught us to have a goal oriented approach and also inspired us to contribute for the betterment of our nation along with our individual progress. The most fascinating part of the IISER visit was definitely the tour of the well equipped labs on campus. The Biology Lab - G1 was filled with cutting edge technology to aid the students' research. It includes a fly laboratory (where fruit flies are bred and studied to understand the more complex topic of human development), an earth science lab and multiple types of microscopes to aid the in depth study of cells. The Chemistry Lab - Mendeleev was no less interesting. It had a variety of instruments like atomic force microscopes, x-ray diffractors, colorimeters, spectrometers and many more. In addition to that, the liquid nitrogen storage also was of great interest to the students. The final lab - The Physics Lab, also known as h, had a number of amazing things - The laser lab, robotics equipment, nano-mechanical equipment and semiconductors are just a few of the many. A new type of microscope was there that was named as atomic force microscopy which is more advanced than electron microscopy.
The tour was extremely informative and all the students were able to learn numerous new things about the field of science and its vastness in this world. At last we had moved to bio lab, there we had seen that how house fly life style and human life style can be compared.
We are grateful to have been given this opportunity by our school to have a deep insight into research and development.