3M India, a leading science company, has partnered with the Learning Links Foundation to impart the underrepresented Government school children from Shirur taluk with essential 21st-century skills. This August, under this partnership, the 3M Wonder Tinkering Labs was inaugurated in the sub-division.
Anchored by a network of STEM studios within participating schools, this initiative empowers students with hands-on experience in critical thinking and problem-solving. The studios are equipped with Do-It-Yourself Tinkering kits, which encompass an array of technologies including sensors, electronics, electrical circuits, and 3D printing. Guided by skilled innovation coaches, students are encouraged to apply their learning to real-world scenarios, fostering practical skill development.
3M Wonder Tinkering Labs Programme has been introduced in a bid to bridge the educational gap and ignite a passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The programme’s holistic approach extends beyond traditional education, offering special sessions that engage students with global challenges such as climate change and sustainability. By immersing students in these critical discussions, the initiative seeks to cultivate well-rounded individuals who are not only adept in their scientific pursuits but are also aware of and engaged with the pressing issues of our time.
Dedicated to ensuring that every student, regardless of their background, can have the opportunity to excel in STEM fields, the 3M Wonder Tinkering Labs Programme introduces a unique learning paradigm. This multi-year STEM experiences initiative is poised to uplift students from Grade 5 to 10 by providing them with cutting-edge tools, resources, and innovative pedagogical approaches.
“The 3M Wonder Tinkering Labs Programme underscores our commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse society, where every child has the chance to thrive in STEM. By nurturing young minds with the tools to innovate and explore, we are shaping a future generation of leaders who will drive scientific advancements and contribute to the development of the nation,” said Ramesh Ramadurai, MD, 3M India.