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12:00 AM, April 09, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:33 AM, April 09, 2021

YOUTH IN ACTION

Creating a better world through science

White Board Science Club (WBSC) began their journey in 2018, to encourage young students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

"As a nation, we have yet to reach the height of scientific thinking. Our enthusiasm and passion for science led us to launch this venture. We aim to create a platform that can reach the heights of modern science and mold the young minds of Bangladesh," shared Rocktim Barua, Director, WBSC.

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The youth-based club organises weekly and monthly workshops both online and offline, to assist students on skill development. They also have CVASU Lab tours and biotechnology camps.

WBSC arranged their first Biotechnology Summer Camp in Chattogram in 2019. More recently, they started their weekly Robotics School and Programming School. They plan to start a weekly Life Science School from April 2021.

At their event, "Sci-Circus", the club members arrange science projects, public speech contests, art and origami contests, poster competitions, open seminars, and research proposal writing workshops, among other things. However, "Sci-Circus" was not held last year, due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Instead, WBSC organised an E-Sci Circus workshop online.

The club also hosts theme-oriented events every year that reflect generational demands. Soon, WBSC plans to organise Science and Math Olympiads as well.

The club has 10 core members and 25 general members, including advisors and researchers. Currently, 1,000 students from 42 institutions across Bangladesh are involved with them. WBSC has a meritorious senior panel with students from BUET, DU, CUET, KUET, and CU.

 

The author is a freelance journalist. Write to her at labibakabir99@gmail.com.  

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