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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
“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....Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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 ...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More