“Geoscience … for life, not just for marks” on November 20, 2021

“Geoscience … for Life, not just for Marks” by Dr. Chandra Shekhar Balachandran, Er. Nagajothi Kannan, Mr. Ujaval Gandhi
(Video: IEEE GRSS Bangalore Section YouTube Channel)

As part of its STEM initiative, the Bangalore Section of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), is hosting a webinar to enthuse high-school children on the significance of Geoscience as a discipline, not just a subject. This is the second of the series, the first one having been organized in April 2021.

The webinar will be a 90-minute event followed by a Q&A session, the details to register for the event, are as below:

Geosciences… for life, not just for marks!

Time: November 20, 2021, 11 am IST (UTC +05:30)
Register for Free at:https://bit.ly/3BIOwqG
The webinar includes lectures from the following eminent speakers:

  • Dr. Chandra Shekhar Balachandran: Founder and director at The Institute of Geographical Studies. He is a geographer with over 30 years of cumulative teaching experience in the U.S.A. and India, ranging from K-12 to post-graduate levels. He has worked extensively with K-12 geography teachers in the U.S.A. and India. He promotes innovative geography education in the K-12 levels by active engagement with teachers and students in different syllabi in Kannada and English. 
  • Er Nagajothi Kannan: Scientist at RRSC-NRSC, ISRO. He is currently serving as the Treasurer at the IEEE GRSS Bangalore Section. He has graduated from Bharathiar University.
  • Mr. Ujaval Gandhi: Founder of Spatial Thoughts. He was one of the early employees at Google India and part of the team that launched Google Maps for India. He is a world-renowned GIS expert and training facilitator who is passionate about advancing the use of open-source technologies in teaching and research. He left Google recently to work on his startup – Spatial Thoughts – that is building a learning platform to bridge the skill gap in the geospatial industry.

The focus group for this webinar are high school students, however, this is a public event. All those passionate about geoscience education are welcome. The talks are being planned as a storytelling exercise to appeal to the students.