Vikram A. Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC) is a pioneering Community Science Centre, established in the 1960s by the eminent space scientist, Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai (Father of Indian Space Programme) to encourage scientific thinking and innovative science teaching since past 50 years. Its mandate is to promote among students, teachers and public an understanding of fundamental concepts involved in science education through different processes of inquiry.
Students participated in various programme in 2020-21
Teachers participated in the innovative science and mathematics education programme in year 2020-21
Space Club promoted in last year 2020-21
EY STEM Program for Girls
With support from EY Foundation, VASCSC has been conducting Outreach Programme for girls students to experience an innovative gamified mobile platform that aims to identify, inspire, and empower them with career choices in STEM. The school also receives a STEM Learning Pack that can be useful for conducting STEM activities in the classroom.
WAAH Community Science Centre
With support from WAAH Foundation , Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC) sets up 15 WAAH Community Science Centres (WCSC). VASCSC looks forward to setting up more WCSCs that are already in the planning phase.
Joy of Science - Mobile Science Lab & Exploratory
'Joy of Science - Mobile Science Lab & Exploratory' (MSL) is a unique lab-on-wheels which aims to take the lab experience to underprivileged children, right in their school premises. Students got opportunity for hands-on learning which would be helpful in understanding difficult concepts with fun and ease. With support from NCSTC, Dept. of Science and Technology, the Centre initiated MSL to reach out to schools in Gujarat, especially those having no or very little access to laboratory facilities. The project was successful with participation of 77000+ students and 2800+ teachers from 340+ upper primary and secondary schools. The vehicle used for the Mobile Lab was procured from grant by KHS Machinery.
STEM for Girls
Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC) offered STEM workshops in emerging technology for schools in and around Ahmedabad, catering to underprivileged girl students. This initiative is selected as a part of the Intel Involved-Social Initiative Contest 2022-2023.
STEM Education for All
With support from Kostwein India (KICPL), VASCSC offered 20 STEM workshops for children from underprivileged background.
Promoting STEM Hands-on Learning in Schools of Gujarat
With support from TIPL (Truetzschler) India, VASCSC offers 12 Teachers Training Workshops, 60 STEM Outreach Schools and 50 School Group Visits at VASCSC.
Teacher Training Workshops for JNV ATL Schools
In collaboration with AIF, VASCSC, as a Technical Partner conducted 6-days online Teachers Training workshop for 115 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) to build the capacity of the teachers for setting up their School Atal Tinkering Lab. 218 teachers from 15 states participated in the training.