Making Technology Palatable for Kids
By Indumathy Sukanya | Published: 10th June 2014 08:57 AM |
BANGALORE: Anukrit Foundation, an NGO run by techies Rakhee Gorthi and Shalini Kapoor, is organising an event named Escape Velocity - Innovation, Science and Technology Fair in Bangalore from June 13-15. The fair aims at making science and state-of-the-art technology palatable to children of ages 6-17.
The highlight of the event is the participation of companies like Dell, Microsoft, eKavach, Xerox Research Labs, Cisco, HP, IBM, Tata Steel, Strands Life Sciences, Agastya Foundation, Taralaya, Science InBox, Science Adda, Novatech Robo, Litmus & Bubbles, IAMaths, SkyFi Labs, KQA and EduCAT. Demo Booths from these organisations will exhibit technologies in the fields of medical advancements, Internet of Things, retail industry, genome, astronomy, etc. There will also be science pavilions that would showcase models of concepts in chemistry, electricity, magnetism, etc. Students can try their hands on experiments and take part in the Mini Sumo Robotics Competition. Karnataka Quiz Association will be holding a science quiz for quizzers. The University of West Florida and Science InBox will give away prizes for the winners.
Doctors, authors, scientists will talk to kids about innovation, science fiction, exploration, etc, in a series of Tech Talks that will run throughout the event. A World Wide Telescope by Microsoft Research will be on display in a mobile planetarium dome.
Escape Velocity will feature the official launch of eKAVACH - India’s first digital parenting application as a service that is designed specially to increase parental awareness about their kids’ activity online and in the social media. Apart from the live demo of the application, the team at eKAVACH will also organise an interactive session for parents about digital parenting.
“Escape Velocity will provide children an opportunity to watch and learn science and technology in an novel way. The cool exhibits will interest them better than lessons in the classroom,” says Rakhee Gorthi.
The fair will be held at Oakridge International School in Sarjapur. Tickets can be purchased at bookmyshow.com.