Brahmananda Swain

Brahmananda Swain

Environmental Studies

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Nationality

Indian

Present Position

Mentor, Environmental Studies and Science Klorofeel School Brahmapur

Email

[email protected]

Work Experience

  • General Manager, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) (1983 – 2020)
  • Expertise in Energy Generation and Conservation in power plants in India and abroad.
  • Conducted energy audit, efficiency tests and conservation programs in more than 100 thermal power stations spread across the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatishgarh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Science Popularization Activities

  • Started annual Shuhrut Chhatra Shrama Shibir (Popularly known as Student’s Science Camp) for rural students of Odisha in 1989 that conducts science activity workshops for students during Durga Puja Holidays in various parts of Odisha. The Student’s Science Camp is in its 31st year and is very popular amongst students. The list of the camp is attached as a reference.
  • Conducted more than 100 workshops for students and teachers in states like Odisha, Chhatishgarh, Maharastra, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh for rural as well as urban schools.
  • An active member of Association for Research and Training in Basic Science Education, Nagpur. The organization conducts annual Apoorva Vigyan Mela (AVM) each year since 1998, where innovative science experiments with easily available material are demonstrated by rural children. The mela is highly popular in Nagpur and around 50000 students and parents visit the mela each year. Apoorva Vigyan Mela has been visited by eminent scientists and science popularizes like Dr. C N R Rao, Prof. Yash Pal, Mr Samar Bagchi, Mr Biman Basu, etc.
  • A trained Master Resource Person (MRP) by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India for International Year of Physics 2005. Conducted various workshops in Maharastra, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh for International Year of Physics (2005) and International Year of Chemistry (2011), International year of Light (2015) and International Year of Periodic Table (2019).
  • Associated with Pratham, a voluntary organization working for Science Education. At present nearly 500 science videos are under preparation in Odia.

Publications

  • Co-author of the book Hatha Paantare Vigyan (ହାତ ପାହାନ୍ତାରେ ବିଜ୍ଞାନ) in Odia that covers around 80 chemistry experiments that can be performed with household material.
  • Co-author of the book Easy to do Chemistry Experiments, Do, Enjoy and Learn that covers around 80 chemistry experiments that can be performed with household material. The CDs of these experiments are also prepared.
  • A project member for publication of three volumes on science activities titled: Easy to do Science Activities, Do, Enjoy and Learn that documents three hundred innovative science experiments for basic science education. The CDs of these activities have also been prepared. The books are available in English and Hindi.
  • Ama Samayara Geeta, a compilation of early Odia textbook poems.

Memberships

  • American Association for Physics Teacher (AAPT) since 2005
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) since 2011

List of Student’s Science Camps organized in Odisha since 1989

  • Dera, Dhenkanal - 1989
  • Kalapada, Cuttack - 1990
  • Dahamunda, Balasore - 1991
  • Dhenkanal - 1992
  • Brahmapur, Ganjam - 1993
  • Nuapatana, Cuttack - 1994
  • New Thought Cuttack - 1995
  • Paralakhemundi, Gajapati - 1996
  • Khalikot, Ganjam - 1997
  • Naupal, Jajpur - 1998
  • Dhenkanal - 1999
  • Baladia Bandha, Dhenkanal - 2000
  • Navodyam, Markona, Bhadrak - 2001
  • Shahidnagar, Bhubaneswar - 2002
  • Bishnubindha, Bhadrak - 2003
  • Kadaberang, Bhadrak 2004 17 Dhenkanal - 2004
  • Dhenkanal - 2005
  • Indravati, Koraput - 2006
  • New Thought, Cuttack - 2007
  • Chandabali, Bhadrak - 2008
  • Bandhapada, Kalahandi - 2009
  • Baripada, Mayurbhanja - 2010
  • Ruchida, Bargarh - 2011
  • Kamakshyanagar - 2012
  • Kela Kata, Boudh - 2013
  • Oaupada - 2014
  • Sundargarh - 2015
  • Gopinathpur - 2016
  • Banki - 2017
  • Paralakhemundi - 2018
  • Indravati - 2019

My Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)

    National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India in 1983

  • Intermediate of Science

    Ravenshaw College, Cuttack 1978

  • Certified Energy Auditor

    Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Government of India)

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