Residential Science Camp 2022, Science Quest and CRYSTAL

IIT Palakkad is hosting a joint residential science camp, Science Quest and CRYSTAL from 4th to 14th May 2022. This year marks the second season of Science Quest’s residential camp which we conduct in memory of Late Prof. M. C. Valsakumar, former Professor of Physics and Dean Student Affairs at IIT Palakkad. Spreading his passion for science is our way of continuing the journey with him. CRYSTAL (Crafting Young Scientists of Tomorrow) programme of KSCSTE (Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment) is an annual event to provide customized training in science and technology from the eminent institutes of India for students who are the State level winners of the National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC). Starting with the plenary session of Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya (TIFR, Mumbai) on the topic "The Wonderful Lab Called Home (in the Pandemic, and Beyond!)", there will be interactive sessions on various topics in science, engineering and mathematics, and several hands-on sessions in labs where scientific concepts will be introduced through experiments. This camp would provide a platform for interactions between students from various parts of Kerala and researchers at IIT Palakkad.