If you’d like to know what your real calling is, choose any of our one-on-one or team mentoring programs. Along with equipment, a space and access to good knowledgeable mentors, we ignite minds with newer ideas & knowhow. Our mentors have the ability to understand when to allow the student to experiment, fail and learn and when to step in to help, allowing the mentee to discover new facets of knowledge.
What is the need for mentoring?
A mentee has a unique advantage of being able to borrow upon the knowledge and experience of the mentor, which would take the mentee years to master and gather. When skills and tools are involved, safety and correct usage can only come from experience, which the mentee can learn from the mentor.
What qualities should a mentee possess?
1) A curious and inquiring mind
2) Keen observation, to document results of an exercise. This helps them improve or pivot from their current set of knowledge to something that can be corroborated from what is being observed
3) Perseverance to see a project through, and the ability and drive to put in the effort required to complete a project . Great work takes time and consistent efforts.
4) A reasonable sense of discipline
5) Open to feedback from mentor
3D printed coral reef for underwater ecosystem
Standard 11 student who is a deep-sea diver, created an artificial 3D Printed coral reef and put it underwater which later developed an ecosystem.
Standard 9 student created a pipe cleaning robot to automate the cleaning of sewage pipes in India. This robot can navigate around turns. Currently submitted as an entry in the Google Science Fair ’19.
Standard 9 student made a working prototype of an ion thruster as a technology demonstration. It is a technology developed by NASA, for deep space exploration, as a replacement for the current fuel-based system.
Standard 12 student created a waste segregator using AWS cloud service for image recognition. This segregates dry waste from wet waste. Got selected for an undergraduate programme at CMU.
Model to numerically predict the helium atom spectrum
Standard 12 student developed a software model using Python, which included matrix manipulations, polynomial algebra, calculation of eigenvalues among others, to predict numerically the helium atom spectrum using the Hartree-Fock method to solve the Schrödinger Equation for the hydrogen atom and then finally for the helium atom. and to compare the results with experimental values. Got selected for an undergraduate programme at Harvard.
Project Ideas for Social Impact
Here are some project ideas which can have tremendous impact to lives of lot of people. If you are willing to tackle these challenges head on, use design thinking, prototyping in the real world and discover a solution which solves the problem in a new way, we can provide students with exceptional mentoring for the same.
Rain Water harvesting
Develop a system to harvest/ store and dispense, water efficiently.
Multi utility carry bags for Sherpas,
Sanitary napkin dispenser
Girl and women hygiene in schools and villages
Road safety helmets
Safety helmets to help bikers additionally indicate turning to traffic behind
Lower healthcare costs by addressing hygiene
Use design thinking to innovate on multiple solutions to help in hygiene and then prototype and implement these solutions
Automated Code Backup
Design and Implement a Automated system to backup code to Github
Profanity Filter for CG Website
Track and Delete Offensive comments on Websites
Cloud based Tic-Tac-Toe Game
Improve Bluetooth Between Arduino and Android
Improve communication between Arduino and Android.
Krishnav Gupta prototyped a gravity powered drip system that keeps plants watered for days. He utilised a standard PVC pipe, an empty water bottle and fitted them together. He used a drill to puncture the PVC pipe at the bottom, then filled the pipe with cotton to retain water. The pipe was then submerged in the soil.
The prototype and its construction
Scale of Prototype
Design thinking around usability and effectiveness
Project in Action
Testing and Recording Effectiveness
Saumya prototyped a Spectrum Analyser with a DIY Spectroscope. PVC pipes, Carboard boxes, a diffraction grating and some DIY ingenuity come together to build devices that are low cost, comparable in accuracy and precision to laboratory instruments.
The Spectrum lines visible in the Spectroscope
How the prototype was setup using everyday items.
A brighter Spectrum
Spectrum of an unknown light source being measured.