Milind Watve explains how he uses the concept of the “katta” model or a place to sit and chat as a method for doing science with undergraduate students. Participation is entirely by choice and discussions are student driven and span many disciplines. Ideas may develop into research projects and many have resulted in presentations and publications.
Milind Watve is Professor of Biology at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune. Through most of his career he has been teaching undergraduate students. His research spans a broad range of topics, determined by student interest, with evolutionary biology being a general theme. Watve has written numerous articles and books… Continue Reading