Several schools and communities in Sohrarim have students enrolled in the STEM program. Some schools participating in the program include Tirot Singh UP School, Roman Catholic UP School, Diengsong UP School, Laitryngew Presbyterian Sec. School, Sunny Field Sec. School, Ramkrishna Mission Sec. School, and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan Sec. School. The program is open to students from classes 6 to 12. As of September 9th, 2022, there were 53 students enrolled in the program, with 21 of them registered on the Mysphere platform.
Projects and Learnings
The program includes various theoretical sessions, practical sessions, and project-making opportunities for the students. The practical sessions focus on testing concepts and understanding, skills and knowledge development, problem-solving skills, analytical thinking, and reading and understanding circuit diagrams. The project-making opportunities are given to students with ideas and creativity, which helps them to express themselves and develop teamwork skills.
The program uses various equipment and kits to teach STEM education, including Electronics, Robotics, 3D-designing, architecture, interior design, mathematics, and science.
The electronics section includes both virtual and physical circuit designing using Tinkercad and Fastad as online platforms for virtual circuit designing, breadboarding, and understanding of components, e.g. resistors, capacitors, transistor, diode, LED, battery, LDR, PIR sensor etc.
The robotics section includes construction, and debugging using building blocks like Arduino, jumper wires, motor shield, BO motors, servo motors, IR sensor, and ultrasonic sensor and coding using the Arduino IDE.
The 3D-design and CAD section includes Onshape online CAD platform, Tinkercad online platform CAD, FlashPrint5 Splicing software for Flashforge, flashforge 3D printer, PLA filament, and 3Doodler(3d pen).