Exploring the Intersection of Literature, STEM, and Diversity: Sayantan Datta’s Engagements

Sayantan Datta, Assistant Professor of Practice at the the Centre for Writing and Pedagogy (CWP), Krea University, and a children’s book author, was a speaker in a panel discussion titled STEM With Stories: A Webinar on Fuelling Curiosity and Shaping STEM MIndsets. The panel was organised by Storyweaver by Pratham Books, and took place on 28 February, 2024. Other panelists included Sarit Sharma (Co-founder, Aavishkaar), Neha Parti (Director Schools, Quest Alliance), Veena Prasad (author), Sampad Mohapatra (journalist) and Seema Acharya (teacher). In this panel, Sayantan discussed the need for children’s literature in STEM fields, and their process behind creating a STEM-focussed children’s book.

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Sayantan also delivered a special lecture on the lived experiences of queer, transgender, and intersex persons in the Indian science ecosystem, at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru. Titled Trans as Transformation: Queer, Transgender and Intersex Persons in the Indian Science Ecosystem, the event took place 1 March 2024. 

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