Mumbai, Maharastra India (PressExposure) April 29, 2011 -- ThinkLABS brings a unique hands-on learning camp based on Robotics and Virtual Robotics to help young minds develop invaluable skills such as problem-solving, logical reasoning, critical thinking and creativity
Camp will cater to students of standard IVth to XIIth at different locations in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune between 25th April to 20th June
Participants of the camp stand to get a chance to visit International Educational destinations of repute like Kennedy Space Center (NASA), CERN Nuclear Research Center -Geneva, Technorama Science Center - Zurich, Paris Science Center, Singapore Science Center (tentative)
ThinkLABS Technosolutions Pvt Ltd, a pioneer in the fields of hands-on science and technology education in India, brings a unique hands-on learning camp based on Robotics and Virtual Robotics for school children in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune. The camp kicks off on April 25th and will continue till June 20th at different Reliance World outlets across cities.
Hands-on learning is 'learning by doing'. It has been scientifically proven that by actually doing and experiencing science, students develop their critical thinking skills as well as discover scientific concepts. ThinkLABS has devised a host of hands-on learning platforms based on Robotics, Virtual Robotics and various other principles of Science. Robocamp gels well into the academic syllabi as all modules have been designed keeping in mind the curriculum relevance for the classes to which they cater to and will give your child an edge over others to understand and appreciate science.
Students participating in the Robocamps become eligible for ThinkLABS' national Robotics Championship TRiCKS, 2011 and hence stand to get a chance to visit International Educational destinations of repute like Kennedy Space Center (NASA), CERN Nuclear Research Center -Geneva, Technorama Science Center - Zurich, Paris Science Center, Singapore Science Center (p.s: The names of the institute mentioned are tentative) Commenting on the launch of Robocamp, Gagan Goyal, Founder and Director, ThinkLABS Technosolutions, said, "ThinkLabs has been working towards adding a whole new dimension to science and technology education in India and making learning a lot more fun and interactive. We have noticed immense potential in Mumbai school students in the past Robocamps. 11 years old Anjal Parikh from Mumbai and 13 years old Anudruth Manjunath from Bangalore participated in our National Robotics Competition Tricks 2010 and won a trip to NASA. This year too, our endeavour will be to reach out to a huge number of school students and introduce the wonderful world of Robotics and Virtual Robotics."
ROBOCAMPTM has been designed keeping the academic curricula in mind. Besides introducing participants to Robotics, the camp will elucidate many principles of Science and Mathematics through interesting demonstrations and hands-on robot building sessions. ThinkLABS' trainers will train young minds create an amazing variety of Robots like Scorpion, Gripper, Soccer Playing Robot, Line Follower, Obstacle Avoiding Robot, etc.
Spread over 6 days ThinkLABS' ROBOCAMP provides hands-on exposure to robot programming using hardware and software. Participants would spend two hours every day in the cool and comfortable environs learning how to build and program robots using sophisticated robotic kits. Depending on the type of program they choose, at the end of the camp, the children would be able to take home the robot they built.
ROBOCAMP Junior and ROBOCAMP VIRTU is for students in classes IV onwards, while ROBOCAMP Senior and ROBOCAMP ADVANCE SENIOR is for students in classes VII to XII.
Each batch comprises not more than 10 students and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested students are advised to visit Reliance World and register for ROBOCAMP at the earliest.
Further details about ROBOCAMP can be found on http://www.robo.in and [http://www.relianceworld.in] Parents/students can also call 022-25789733 / 61344444 between 10 AM and 6 PM on any working day to find out more about ROBOCAMP.
About ThinkLABS Technosolutions:
ThinkLABS Technosolutions Pvt Ltd is the pioneer in the fields of hands-on science and technology education in India. Founded by IIT-Bombay Graduate and techpreneur Gagan Goyal in 2006, ThinkLABS is on a mission to simplify complex concepts in science, technology and engineering through hands-on learning to students and thus lay the foundation for the technical development of our country. ThinkLABS was empanelled with Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), from where it started its operations. In early 2008, this promising venture got a funding of $1 million from Seedfund.
ThinkLABS Technosolutions has two wings: a) The school division (popularly recognized as ThinkLabs Robo.in) -focuses on school students; b) The College division - focuses on engineering college students & graduates and offers short term and long term career oriented training programs in the field of embedded system and robotics.
ThinkLABS has its R&D Centre within the IIT-Bombay campus where it develops and creates innovative and world-class course content, hardware and software to facilitate hands-on and minds-on learning. CiMPLETM and i-PitaraTM - two of ThinkLabs offerings are hugely popular among school children because of the exciting options and ease of learning that these two innovative software and hardware components provide. RobocampTM - vacation camps for school children and TRICKS - the national level robotics championship are two of ThinkLABS' properties that have become immensely popular among the student community. So far, more than 35,000 engineering students and over 4500 school students from institutions all over India have been trained by ThinkLABS.
The efforts of the company's founder and his team have been recognised at various forums. The company's founder was named among India's top 10 Young Entrepreneurs by Businessworld in March 2010. The Company won ISBA (Indian STEPs and Business Incubators Association) award 2008. Gagan Goyal was nominated among the top 25 young entrepreneurs in Asia By Business week in Dec 2007. The Company was placed 2nd in the Economic Times Wharton Business Plan competition in Nov 2006. A recent issue of India Today featured Gagan in its cover story on 35 Young Achievers in the country.
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