Welcome to CUBE: Collaborative Undergraduate Biology Education
"Education should not be something we (teachers) do to our students,
it should be something we do in collaboration with our Students."
Brewer C.A. & Smith D. (2011)
CUBE is an initiative of the Gnowledge Lab of HBCSE (Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education), a national centre of TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research).
In CUBE program we practice "science as a culture". CUBE's primary objective is to learn and practice science as a culture through working on model organisms that begin from simple curiosities to connecting with fronteir research questions.
It is an alternative paradigm of science education to expand the participatory base of science in the country.
CUBE engages students from KG to PG with activities, experiments, field work, meetings, presentations, online discussions etc. to inculcate science as a culture, an ongoing close-to-life practice.
CUBE is an inclusive program open to all irrespective of your background, experience, graduation or grades. It is best captured by one of our slogans: "Weak, Meek and Geek all are Welcome!"
We believe in Obaid Siddiqi's inspiring thought: "Sophistication is required in the mind, not in the laboratories". Therefore, CUBE lab is a frugal lab for doing science.
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