Indian Space Research Organisation is organising a special programme for School Children called "Young Scientist Programme" "YUva VIgyani KAryakram”, YUVIKA, to impart basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the younger students in emerging trends in space science and technology amongst the youngsters, who are the future building blocks of our nation. ISRO has chalked out this programme to "Catch them young". The programme is also expected to encourage more students to pursue in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based research /career
May 28, 2023
ISRO-sponsored Young Scientists Programme YUVIKA-2023 got successfully concluded on May 26, 2023. It was a two-week residential programme for the high school students. Around 337 students from all 28 states and 8 union territories underwent the programme from May 15 - 26, 2023 at seven ISRO / DoS Centres viz. VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram, SAC, Ahmedabad, URSC, Bengaluru, SDSC-SHAR, Sriharikota, NRSC, Hyderabad, IIRS, Dehradun and NE-SAC Shillong. The students were given exposure to space science, technology and applications through classroom lectures, hands-on activities such as model rocketry, sky gazing, robotic coding/experiments, CANSAT experiments, drone demonstrations, DIY kits assembly, facility visits and interaction with eminent scientists etc. Extracurricular activities like yoga & meditation, sports, cultural activities and local sight tours etc. were also organised as part of the residential programme.
On the valedictory day, Shri S. Somanath, Chairman ISRO / Secretary DoS and Centre Directors of ISRO interacted with students and clarified many innovative and intuitive questions. Chairman, ISRO urged the participants to become brand ambassadors of ISRO in their region to promote science education and become future pillars of scientific development in the country.