Braigo demonstration and build @ SENSE-ational SCIENCE workshop

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The workshop : Exploring science through your senses was organized by the non-profit K.I.D.S and sponsored by K.I.D.S and NASA Johnson Space Center on May 4, 2014 at Collins Elementary School in Cupertino, California.

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One of the hands on activities planned for this workshop was the demonstration of Braigo , by Shubham Banerjee and also a hands on building session of Braigo. The non-profit K.I.D.S. sponsored two Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit for the workshop.

This workshop was planned specifically for the Visually Impaired/Blind (BVI) Elementary & Middle School students.

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Picture collage illustrates the Braigo workshop and demo. For Press inquiries , contact Dr. Maria T. Dulay for workshop details or pictures.

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This was amazing workshop where the students learned about Space from Dr. Simon J Clemett from NASA Johnson Space Center and hands on chemistry from Dr. Maria T.Dulay , a researcher at Sanford University , Dept. of Chemistry and included the Braigo building workshop.

Note: This blog post evolved over time; it was started by Neil Banerjee@sociotechnocrat to share information about his son Shubham and the BRAIGOproject after the news spread everywhere and Media started to look for information to publish the story. Braigo Facebook Page, Google+, YouTube Channel get updated byShubham regularly. Any reporters or members of the media have full permission to re-use any of the media assets for publication purposes in this blog post without any attribution (hit the expand button on a photo to download higher resolution images) Contact at sociotechnocrat@gmail.com

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Shubham Banerjee, mentioned about his positive experience in working with the BVI participants at this workshop - "I was really amazed at the interest showed by so many students in science. Without attending such workshop , it wouldn't have been possible for me to know the process of teaching BVI students to learn through their senses. I was also amazed at how the different Lego Mindstorms EV3 parts were separated out in different colors to help find the parts easily to build Braigo

. It was a privilege to have participated such a workshop."

Shubham Banerjee mentioned on his Facebook Page

"Today , I had the privilege to meet Dr. Simon J Clemett from NASA , the real researcher in extra-terrestrail samples. Reminded me of watching the movie E.T. - He is one of those real person who does research. Check out the pictures with Mars rocks and I learned a lot how they are doing their research to find lifeforms in other planets. Amazing. Both of us were presenters at SENSE-ational SCIENCE camp in Cupertino today."

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pic: Shubham Banerjee as seen with Dr. Simon J Clemett

Some random tweets, this one is from Garvin Thomas, NBC Bay Area

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The flyer of the Sense-ational Science workshop is attached below.

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