Dhanbad, December 3: A team from the Department of Management Studies, Indian School of Mines (ISM) today visited Senior High School in Purbi Tund block of Raghunathpur district and informed the rural students about the importance of science and mathematics in life.
Prof. Rajni Singh, Dean, Media and Branding, IIT ISM, said a team led by Prof. Rashmi Singh, Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor of the Department of Science and Technology’s (DST) National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) project. Organized a workshop for Raghunathpur school students to explain the importance of science and mathematics in understanding technology in today’s technology-driven era.
Associate Professor Niladri Das and Researcher Margob Enam were the other members of the team who arrived at the school early in the morning at 10 am and addressed the more than 250 participants including students and teachers.
“Almost everything we use in today’s life, including cell phones, televisions, computers, refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers, is dependent on technology. Hence, knowledge of science and mathematics helps in understanding the operation and functioning of these devices,” Prof. Rashmi Singh told the students.
He further emphasized that knowledge of mathematics and science offers critical thinking skills, creativity, abstract or spatial thinking, critical thinking, problem-solving skills and even effective communication skills that are essential for any role or responsibility in the technical field.
But Professor Niadri Das points out how a knowledge of mathematics can help us understand expenses, balance bank accounts and write off balances, which are essential skills in today’s world.
He went on to say that knowing math allows you to understand basic life skills such as budgeting, forecasting and telling time.
This is the 7th seminar in the series organized by IIT ISM, said Prof. Rajni Singh, Dean, Media and Branding.