A challenge to tackle malnutrition – KARNATAKA

Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) will work with New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) to organize a virtual innovation challenge for students in the age group of 13-18.

It is aimed at finding a solution for malnutrition for expectant mothers, and children under 5 in India, according to a release.

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"It deals with more than one issue: it requires an innovative solution to a very serious social problem, it causes students to develop a sense of empathy for their peers in India … (and) asks solvers to draw on their STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to find a possible solution to the challenge, "says Mohandas Pai, manager of the ISF.

Help from mentors

Once enrolled on the online platform (nyas.org/infos yssciencefoundation), students – up to six in a group – can use the help of mentors, as well as a four-week boot camp of composite conversations to refine their ideas.

Applications are closed when 1,000 students have registered, the release said. The challenge begins on September 10 for a period of eight weeks and the winner will be announced in December.

The winning team will receive Rs. 5 lakh per team member and the chance to see a rocket launch in ISRO's Sriharikota facility.

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