Have you ever wondered….

How electricity is generated? This is one of the hardest concepts to understand and teach. And we took a shot at it 🙂 We spent 3.5 months coming up...

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Working in the Informal Science Education field

First off, here is my weekly report:It is quite different from last week’s as our team is growing rapidly and we are working on developing an or...

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How hard do I work?

I came across this online program called Toggl and was hooked. I am addicted to logging stuff and this makes it pretty easy. Plus I have always wanted...

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5th graders at Chiragh Grammar, India

I taught our “Build and Fly” session to the 5th graders at Chiragh Grammar today. I do have a soft corner for this school, but I must admi...

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“Build and Fly” – in India

Warning: sweeping generalizations in this post! I taught our “Build and Fly” session for 6th, 7th and 8th grade at Chiragh Grammar School....

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Learning in India

My mom runs a K-8 school in India called Chiragh Grammar School. I ran it for a few months before I came to the US and am closely involved with it. He...

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Slumdog Millionaire – how do we fix the problem

I saw Slumdog Millionaire yesterday and it completely wrenched my heart. I couldn’t sleep all night. I was born and brought up in India and go b...

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Painting as a pastime

There is a wonderful little book by Churchill (one of my heroes) on painting. He started painting at 40 and was actually very good, winning many award...

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How does a nonprofit like Iridescent grow?

I am super ambitious. My goal for Iridescent is that it becomes a nationwide program with strong sites in New York, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. I ...

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You don’t need a balanced life when work becomes play.

I work very intensely. When I was in grad school I thought I was working super hard. When I was not working on my research, I was either running, pain...

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Iridescent’s 2008 – IN PICTURES

I have been thinking about a way to show the range of supporting activities that enable our core program (the hands-on science courses). So I made the...

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Powered by Volunteers

Lately, I have been tallying our numbers to see what we did over the year and it has been exciting to see the graphs.It has also been awe-inspiring. A...

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