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Math Puzzle 1

For every positive integer starting from 2, Vinay divides the number by 2, and floors it (flooring a number means to take the largest integer that is less than or equal to that number). He keeps repeating the process until he gets 2 or 3, and categorizes as a 2 or a 3 based on […]

STEMM Fair 2015

This year’s edition of the CREATE Gurukula STEM2 Fair will be held at FMKMC College, Madikeri, on Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015. As always, we expect to have Essay, Quiz, and Model Building contests, open to Middle- and High-School students.

The Third STEM2 Fair

We conducted the 3rd CREATE STEM2 Fair at St.Anne’s High School at Virajpet yesterday, Dec 28, 2013. Over 200 students from approximately 20 high schools from around Madikeri and Virajpet enthusiastically participated in Quiz, Essay, and Model Building contests. The detailed results will be forthcoming soon, but the big winners were KAL’s Gonikoppa (who swept […]

So did it work?

On July 29, 2013, we arranged a series of video lectures at the FMKMC College of Madikeri. These were publicly available lectures on a variety of topics ranging from Quantum Field Theory to General Relativity to Electricity and Magnetism. In order to measure how useful the lectures were to the students, we conducted a survey […]

A Day of Lectures in Physics

We held a day of lectures in Physics for MSc Physics students today (July 29, 2013) at the FMKMC College. The original plan was to hold the lectures at the CREATE site, but due to incessant rains in the Madikeri area, it was uncomfortable to begin with and the roof was deemed unsafe, so the […]

STEM2 Fair 2012

The second CREATE STEM2 Fair was held yesterday, Dec 29, at Cauvery College, Gonikoppa. More details anon.

What if? [Q&A]

I had previously mentioned a technique called order-of-magnitude estimation that scientists of all stripes find extraordinarily useful, and Atul of Canara College asked me what that meant. One of the most important characteristics of doing science is that scientists look to work on problems that can be solved. There is no point in wasting years […]

Ludi Saeculares: the Transit of Venus

On June 5 (or June 6, depending on which time zone you are in) of 2012, Venus will be seen from the Earth passing over the disk of the Sun. This is not only a rare event, but also one which has been of great historical importance in figuring out how big the Solar System […]

Space Math [try it]

I came across this brilliant collection of math problems in a variety of practical settings in the context of space exploration and astronomy. It is a fantastic resource for teachers setting up realistic math problems. The site is called Space Math @ NASA. There is even a page with the problems sorted by NASA missions […]


With a major Science Fair behind us, we at CREATE Gurukula are now setting our sights on our next goal. To start construction on the school buildings. In order to begin, however, we need to raise funds, and the amount needed is beyond the individual capacities of the CREATE members. We therefore ask you go […]