Workshop on “Learning Physics Through Experiments: Enhancing Innovation and Creativity

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Seminars, workshops and infrastructure upgrades in an educational institution help students in  improving the level of comprehension, developing  practical skills  and  makes learning effective as well as simpler. Students understand exactly how the knowledge is applied in practice. Keeping in view the same, the Abdul Kalam Physics Society, DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh in association with IAPT RC-3, organized a two-days’ workshop on “Learning Physics Through Experiments: Enhancing Innovation and Creativity… coordinated by Dr. M S Marwaha former Principal of SGGS Khalsa college, Sector-26, Chandigarh and President of IAPT RC-3 on 6th & 7th April, 2018.

85 students and teachers participated with great enthusiasm and were able to cement the concepts of Physics. The event also marked the dedication of newly constructed Dark Room and Computer Lab by the Chief Guest Sh. H. R. Gandhar, advisor to President, DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. H.R. Gandhar specified that Modern learning was about collaborating with the others, solving complex problems, fostering critical thinking, developing different forms of communication & leadership skills, improving motivation and productivity.

Students can learn collaborative skills by getting involved in different educational activities making maximum use of the technology which can encourage collaboration with students and researchers in the same classroom, other colleges, universities and research institutions all around the world. Dr. B.C. Josan, Principal, welcomed the speakers and delegates. A guest lecture on “GOD PARTICLE” was delivered by Dr. Suman B. Beri, member, D0 collaboration, Fermilab, USA, CMS Collaboration, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland and Professor, Department of Physics, PU, Chandigarh. She ended the lecture with a beautiful quote of Albert Einstein, ”What we know is a drop, What we don’t know is an ocean”.

The workshop started with a pre-test of the interested candidates to check their understanding followed by hands-on experience on different experiments. Professor U.S. Khushwaha, chief editor, IAPT bulletin was one among the resource person who highlighted the significance of Physics in daily life. Experiments continued on the second day which enabled students to observe phenomena, test hypotheses, and apply their understanding of the physical world. Dr. Manjit Kaur, member, CMS Collaboration, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland and Professor, PU, Chandigarh, Chief guest of the day motivated the students with her speech. Dr. P.K. Ahluwalia, Professor, HP University, Shimla, delivered a lecture on ”Respected master -Albert Einstein”. A film on ”Quantum Indians” was shown to students followed by a spot quiz. Certificates were distributed to all the participating teachers and students.

Principal Dr. B.C. Josan congratulated the society for their various endeavors for the students. Dr. Josan asserted that seminars and workshops were a quality team-building experience. Attendance at such activities results in gain of latest knowledge in a particular subject area, and offers a quality networking opportunity with other researchers in the same domain. He called upon the students to make maximum use of the various endeavors of the department and work enthusiastically to achieve success in life. He appreciated the efforts of department and congratulated the organizing committee for conducting an innovative workshop.

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