What if we lived in a world where everyone was scientifically literate? And what if that education was fun and deeply engaging, and also served as an opportunity for students to transform their own lives, the lives of their communities and our world? This is what Dr. Jhumki Basu set out to do, and this is the work of her Foundation.
S. Jhumki Basu STEME Education and Research Center at New York University launched on February 5th with a large gathering celebrating science and technology in schools
The STEM Education Center at the University of Minnesota would like to congratulate Shiyu Liu and Devarati Bhattacharya for receiving the 2014 Jhumki Basu Equity Scholars Award presented by the NARST Equity and Ethics Committee.
On May 8, 2013, the fourth annual Sci-Ed Innovators Workshop and Expo was held at the NYU Kimmel Center in New York gathering together students, teachers, researchers, policy makers, leading educational, governmental, non-profit and corporate organizations. At the Expo, students and teachers from more than 50 New York City public schools shared innovative and exciting projects that showcased democratic science teaching at high-need schools.
Mission to Teach, the biography of Dr. Jhumki Basu, was released at Sci-Ed Innovators Expo 2013. The event included a reading by the author, Dipak Basu, to an audience of 500+ students, teachers, researchers and well-wishers. The book is available through online channels and bookstores and covers the life and legacy of the revolutionary educator.
In February 2013, Jhumki Basu Foundation was selected as a partner in the 100Kin10 movement, for its accomplishments in fostering innovative science teaching methods. JBF sees this partnership of institutions committed to creating 100,000 excellent science teachers as a platform for its sustained growth in the coming years.