The RYSI Award has been instituted to create interest in Science at a young age, leading to more children taking up STEM as a career. The award aims to establish Science as a Fun and interesting activity that can be explored anywhere with simple materials.
The award, commemorating the discovery of the Raman Effect on 28th February 1928 is open to all children studying in standards III to X.
Participants are expected to create hands-on science activities that demonstrate a principle in the selected topic. Working models, toys or experiments that help demonstrate a scientific principle maybe submitted.
The award is offered in three age groups:
| School Science Challenge
(Open May 1 2022; CBSE Results by Feb 28 2022 – School nominations by March 31).
Phase 1 deadline July 31, 2022
|1. Submit photo and video of a fixed Tac (based on category)
2. Answer CBE quiz related to the topic/TACtivity
|We will use Nominations (for Science Challenge participants) and CBE Quiz scores (for all others) to determine the qualifiers.||Certificate issued by RYSI & School for the qualifying students|
(Submission deadline: Oct 10, 2022; Results: Nov 1)
|1. Make and submit photo and video of Activity of your choice, like previous editions.
2. Submit observation table
3. Answer CBE quiz related to the topic
|CBE Quiz marks will act as the screening to then determine the top 1000 entries, whose innovations will then be rated on the Raman Awards afixi portal via an API||~100 participants qualify for the national finals
RYSI certificate for the qualifying students
(Sunday, November 27 2022)
|1. Create a TAC OR variation, given a topic
2. Discussion with judges
3. Some sort of weightage to be given to past scores/submissions from previous phases
|Judge Panel will decide based on Innovation, interaction||1 Winner + 2 runners up per category|
The Award is instituted by the Raman Research Institute Trust and Innovation and Science Promotion foundation (ISPF) and sponsored by ThinkTac.