Guest speakers will decode recent Coronavirus research and Lab-in-a-box concept
The St. Xavier’s College Science Association (SXCSA) will host its annual science festival, Exordium 2021, online on April 27. An array of events comprising speaker sessions and a photography contest has been lined up.
Students can register here by noon today. The last day of submission for entries is till noon April 25.
The festival will be live on YouTube on the SXCSA’s official channel on April 27, 4.30pm onwards.
Here’s what to expect at Exordium 2021:
-- Pritha Ghosh, a research scientist at Nference, Bangalore, will talk about the recent research on the SARS-CoV-2 Genome, which is the cause of the Coronavirus pandemic.
-- Frederick Sidney Correa, senior associate vice-president at investment banking company Darashaw, and a subject matter expert on employability studies at Vans Skilling Consultants, will break down the ‘Lab in a Box’ concept he is currently working on to enhance employability of B-school graduates.
-- The 13th edition of SXCSA’s annual e-magazine, Pebbles, will be launched. It will pay tribute to Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson --- three scientists who have fought against societal, gender and racial discrimination to play a pivotal role in space research.
-- Inter-college photography competition ‘Shutter Stories’ will need students to capture snippets from daily life that depict harmony and progress.
“The word exordium signifies new beginnings. Exordium 2021 marks the beginning of the new academic year for the science association. This fest will be fun, interactive and extremely enlightening for us,” said Anabeli Chandra, a second-year Computer Science student of St. Xavier’s College.
“Coordinating everything from behind laptop screens was definitely a challenge, and we messed up quite a few times. But organising Exordium 2021 has been a great learning experience for all of us. The event will be as exciting as the posters show it to be,” said Nayanika Pramanik, a second-year Biotechnology student of the college.
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