Macmillan Education has announced the Springer Nature Upcoming Scientist award which aims to expand scientific literacy in India and promote research and innovation for sustainable development.
Entries for this award will open on National Science Day (Feb. 28, 2017) which is held annually to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman.
The award will be open to all students in India from ages 12 to 16 years. “Springer Nature believes real innovation arises out of a passion for science and an innate curiosity, both of which are nurtured at school level, and is committed to supporting this in India.
With almost 125 years operating in the country and thriving connections with schools nationwide, Macmillan Education is uniquely placed to evoke this sense of wonder and excitement in millions of children. We hope the Springer Nature award will inspire, encourage and identify the brilliant Indian scientists of the future”, said Emma Bourne, Managing Director, Schools, Macmillan Education.
Student who will exhibit the application of scientific thinking in response to a real challenge (health, environment or resources) will be awarded by Macmillan Education.
The award will carry a certificate along with the opportunity to publish the associated research with Springer Nature. Springer Nature will also honour the contribution of the head of the institution in fostering scientific talent where the prospective awardee is studying.
Students will need to submit a report which would cover the challenge addressed, research and inquiry methods, results and conclusion, upon which preliminary judging would be based.
To encourage maximum participation from schools, the awards will be given at regional level and will recognise multiple winners.