ISRO will launch 100 Atal Tinkering Labs across the country to strengthen students’ scientific temperaments and encourage them to innovate in space education and space technology. The decision was made by ISRO and Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, in a virtual meeting.
Through the collaboration, the Indian space research organization will facilitate the tutoring and mentoring of students in advanced technologies of the 21st century, including those related to space, according to an official statement.
Students will acquire not only theoretical, but also practical and applied knowledge of STEM and space education concepts such as electronics, physics, optics, space technology, materials science, and many more others.
Atal Innovation Mission and NITI Aayog have implemented more than 7,000 ATLs nationwide, enabling more than three million students in grades 6-12 to learn problem solving, crafts, and innovative thinking.
Scientists and engineers at ISRO centers, in close coordination with the training program office at the space agency headquarters, have been said to actively supervise children and interact with teachers at these ATLs to stimulate experiences. , develop ideas and raise awareness in space to disseminate activities.
ISRO President Dr. K Sivan invited students associated with these ATLs to witness the launch of one of their rockets from the Satish Dhawan Space Center, a spaceport in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
In his speech, Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog, said that he is happy to work with ISRO to advance space technologies through Atal’s innovation mission and his initiatives.
“I am pleased that ISRO is launching 100 Atal Tinkering Labs in cooperation with its regional research centers to advance our future space scientists, where ISRO scientists and researchers personally lead and supervise young innovators in the field of training. STEM and space technologies, ”added Kant.