In a significant move to boost hands-on STEM learning, IIT Palakkad, alongside IEEE Kerala, IEEE MOVE INDIA, and IEEE SIGHT Kerala, organized “STEM ON MOVE 2023” on October 28-29, 2023. This event, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, brought together 33 students from Kerala for a two-day deep dive into practical technology.
The workshop started with a detailed session on Surface Mount Device (SMD) components. Students learned about SMD soldering and how to use reflow ovens and stencil applicators. This was a real chance for them to get to grips with the nuts and bolts of modern electronics.
A key part of the event was hands-on training with laser cutters and 3D printers. This gave the undergraduates a direct look at the latest tech tools. Such practical experience is crucial in today’s fast-evolving tech world.
But “STEM ON MOVE 2023” wasn’t just about learning. It also focused on sustainability and social responsibility. The students made 50 solar-powered mobile chargers, all to be donated to IEEE MOVE INDIA for their disaster resilience work. This project showed how STEM skills can have a real-world impact, especially in renewable energy like solar technology.
IIT Palakkad‘s role was vital. They provided the Csquare innovation lab and other resources, making sure the environment was right for both learning and creating.
This event was a big step in promoting STEM education. It gave students a platform to see how their academic skills apply in real life. The success of “STEM ON MOVE 2023” reflects IIT Palakkad’s commitment to education, innovation, and community.
Looking ahead, as technology advances, programs like this are key in preparing future scientists and engineers. The hands-on skills and knowledge the students gained will help them both in school and in their future careers.
“STEM ON MOVE 2023″ at IIT Palakkad was a standout event in STEM education. It combined classroom learning with real-world application, equipping students with both technical skills and a sense of responsibility towards sustainable technology. This event shows how educational institutions can shape the future of tech and innovation.