THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: One hundred and fifty students � high achievers in Class 10 � from 40 schools in the district will rub shoulders with eminent personalities from the world of science and technology at the Genius Meet-2010, being organised by the EduWorld Foundation, a registered charitable society, in the city on Saturday.
Foundation chairman V.S. Jayakumar said here that the meet aimed at inspiring and motivating young minds to dream of studying in premier science and technology institutes and of a career in science. �We have selected the cream of students from each school and they will have the opportunity to interact with eminent personalities, including the former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation G. Madhavan Nair, Dr. Jayakumar told The Hindu.
The participants will also get to hear B.N. Suresh, director of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology; E.D. Jemmis, director of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research; A. Sivathanu Pillai, Chief Executive Officer of BrahMos Aerospace; and A. Jayakrishnan, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kerala. Dr. Madhavan Nair is expected to spend half a day interacting with the participants.
The experts are scheduled to brief the students about the work being done in frontier areas of science and technology and provide insights on how to go about choosing and shaping a career in science. There will also be a session on developing academic skills for excellence.
The participants will also visit the newly-built amphitheatre at the Science and Technology Museum where the meet will be held.