1 October 2019
Dikshant School’s ‘Think Lab’ has become the first lab in the country to be recognized as an official NASA STEM Innovation Lab Outpost. Dikshant School will also be the first International outpost for NASA STEM Innovation Lab. Under the tie up Dikshant students will interact with engineers/scientists of NASA STEM Innovation Lab and discuss about different projects. Students will also submit their ideas with NASA STEM Innovation Lab and start working on these. This will in turn motivate the students to do pioneering & innovative work in the field of space science & technology and other fields too.
The details about the collaboration between Diskshant & NASA STEM Innovation Lab were announced by Troy D. Cline, STEM Innovation Lab Director, NASA Space Science Education Consortium Flight Center (NSSEC), NASA Goddard Space Science Center, Washington (DC) and Mitul Dikshit Chairman of Dikshant School here.
Speaking on the occasion, Mitul Dikshit said, “It’s our privilege that our Think Lab will be first in the country to be recognized as official NASA STEM Innovation Lab Outposts. This indeed will give students a great exposure to know about science & space more deeply and submit their innovative ideas to such a prestigious center. This will unleash students’ entrepreneurial spirit & ignite the curiosity of young minds.”
Troy D. Cline said, “STEM Education offers a chance for students to make sense of the world rather than learn isolated bits and pieces of phenomena. It will provide access to the online resources and content available at NASA STEM Lab to students of Dikshant. The expertise from NASA STEM Innovation Lab will help the partner school to carry out projects.”
He added that, “The Platform will provide the opportunity to students to submit their innovative ideas/projects to NASA STEM Lab Innovation Lab, this will help students learn innovation skills & sculpt new ideas.”
It is noteworthy that the ‘Think Lab’ set up at the Dikshant Global School by Smart Circuits Innovation provides facilities to students like an infrastructure to create projects related to space & satellite technology, soldering, sensors, single-board microcontrollers & microcontroller kits for building digital devices, Raspberry Pi – a tiny computer that students can use to learn programming in a fun way, practical projects, 3D printers, internet of things – which means the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices , drones , robotics , wood and carpentry work, lathe machine work, drilling work, hand and power tools for projects etc.