Hyderabad: US-based CREA Learning Academy and Delhi Public School, Nacharam, celebrated the completion of a pioneering pilot ‘Research Basics for Young Achievers’ (RBYA) here on Saturday.
The RBYA is meant to debunk myths about research and teach middle and high school students that research is not only for scientists.
At a meeting organised here, eight students of Class VIII showcased their research proposals which addressed critical challenges facing India and world. DPS students participating in the pilot project designed innovative solutions to issues such as space debris, natural disaster detection and others.
L Brinda, a Class VIII student who researched on ‘Animal intelligence in technology’, said, “The word research seemed interesting to me, but I never knew how to do it. After taking part in this project, I learnt how research is exactly done.”
Speaking on the occasion, Earth scientist and seismologist Harsh Gupta pointed out that there was always something beyond Google. “Today, we have really destroyed thinking of a child and for them, anything which is not in Google does not exist,” he said.
“If we encourage the students to learn facts of science and motivate them to take little pressures in their life, someday they may grow up as good scientists,” he said.
Osmania University Vice-Chancellor S Ramachandram, DPS chairman M Komariah, CREA Learning Academy’s Sanjoy Roy, students and others were present on the occasion.