SENSE-ational Science

Braigo demonstration and build @ SENSE-ational SCIENCE workshop

The workshop : Exploring science through your senses was organized by the non-profit K.I.D.S and sponsored by K.I.D.S and NASA Johnson Space Center on May 4, 2014 at Collins Elementary School in Cupertino, California.One of the hands on activities planned for this workshop was the demonstration of Braigo , by Shubham Banerjee and also a hands on building session of Braigo. The non-profit K.I.D.S. sponsored two Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit for the workshop.This workshop was planned specifically for the Visually Impaired/Blind (BVI) Elementary & Middle School students.

This was amazing workshop where the students learned about Space from Dr. Simon J Clemett from NASA Johnson Space Center and hands on chemistry from Dr. Maria T.Dulay , a researcher at Stanford University , Dept. of Chemistry and included the Braigo building workshop.

Shubham Banerjee, mentioned about his positive experience in working with the BVI participants at this workshop – “I was really amazed at the interest showed by so many students in science. Without attending such workshop , it wouldn’t have been possible for me to know the process of teaching BVI students to learn through their senses. I was also amazed at how the different Lego Mindstorms EV3 parts were separated out in different colors to help find the parts easily to build Braigo. It was a privilege to have participated such a workshop.”

Shubham Banerjee mentioned

“Today , I had the privilege to meet Dr. Simon J Clemett from NASA , the real researcher in extra-terrestrail samples. Reminded me of watching the movie E.T. – He is one of those real person who does research. Check out the pictures with Mars rocks and I learned a lot how they are doing their research to find lifeforms in other planets. Amazing. Both of us were presenters at SENSE-ational SCIENCE camp in Cupertino today.”