Twenty two lucky students from M. C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth, Kolkata took off to the U.S. on September 19th for an intensive workshop at the Kennedy Space Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The three-day workshop will focus on robotics, space technology, micro gravity, rocket designing, launching and various other aspects of NASA's space program. The students will also get an opportunity to join NASA’s Dr Steve Levin, project scientist for the Juno mission to Jupiter, for a live interactive education event on September 27.
Dr Levin shared information about the Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope program and how students can participate in real research using a 34-meter radio telescope. The group will also visit popular sites such as Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios in Orlando, Niagara Falls in Buffalo, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, and Madam Tussaud's in New York.
"Both the students and the teachers are looking forward to this excursion which, they are confident, will be a great learning opportunity and an exhilarating experience. The school hopes to organize many such educational trips in the future," says K.K. Kejriwal, Managing Trustee, M. C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth, before they left for NASA.
M. C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth located at the heart of Liluah, Howrah, was founded by S. S. Kejriwal who is one of the most prominent entrepreneur-philanthropists of Kolkata. The institute is already renowned for its holistic education and the unique trip to NASA is only adding more credit to the institute.