Young Ambassador

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Prabavathy Nagarajan

Ph.D. Research Scholar (Material Science)
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India


My fascination towards science urged up in my school days. The talk given by Dr .A.P.J.ABDUL KALAM in my higher secondary school stimulated the young minds to the domain of science. Driven by my passion to learn science I secured a place for myself in one of the premier institutes in Asia, the PSG College of Technology (Coimbatore, India) here, I obviously opted to further pursue my dreams into the field I know and I chose the stream applied science holding a B.Sc degree. In my undergraduate years I have been given comprehensive training in basic sciences and engineering, which emphasis on my professional major beginning from the second year. I empathize that the theoretical and practical knowledge about the subject should go hand in hand to explore about the subject. Courses like Physics taught me electrostatics, dielectrics and polarization while Chemistry introduced me to atomic and subatomic characteristics of materials. Equipped with these sound fundamentals I entered the fascinating world of “Materials”.

I joined M.sc material science in the same institution. The courses in my professional major encompassed Metallurgy, Corrosion Science, thin film technology, quantum mechanics, and thermodynamics provided the necessary insights for better understanding of the subject. The flexibility offered by my department, to use the equipment gave me a familiarity to handle those resourcefully. The subject that captivated me most was Physics of Materials, This required extensive reading and my interest kept growing with the expanding horizons of my knowledge. I was awarded for continuing Foreign exchange Programme for one year at University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg. The research being carried out at Luxembourg University in condensed matter physics is both diverse and exhaustive. The excellent research facilities at Luxembourg University combined with the able faculty guidance, offer me an invaluable opportunity to complete my graduate studies.

After a one year break the drive in me and all my research experience motivated me to further pursue my Doctoral studies and I continued my PhD in the very same Institute in India. I hope this ambassador program provide various paths for the fresher’s who wish to continue their research work with better credits.
Young Ambassador since January 2017


Last updated: September 5, 2018


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GfS-YAP is meant to create a constant flow of information among students all over the globe. It will act as an information bridge, ensuring that essential notifications never go unnoticed, and reach out to the students across the world. This would be achieved in two ways. Firstly, the chosen young ambassador/s would provide other students and researchers with relevant opportunities being offered by their universities. Secondly, the "Go for Science" receives constant input regarding the same from enthusiastic students and researchers which will also be propagated amongst the student community by the ambassador/s.


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Young Ambassadors Program

GfS-YAP is meant to create a constant flow of information among students all over the globe. It will act as an information bridge, ensuring that essential notifications never go unnoticed, and reach out to the students across the world. This would be achieved in two ways. Firstly, the chosen young ambassador/s would provide other students and researchers with relevant opportunities being offered by their universities. Secondly, the "Go for Science" receives constant input regarding the same from enthusiastic students and researchers which will also be propagated amongst the student community by the ambassador/s.



Eligibility criteria
Students and researchers who are interested in science, and keen to learn more about opportunities in the field of science and ready to share their experiences and knowledge. Anyone studying in schools, universities, or pursuing Ph.D., and post-doctoral studies from all the areas are eligible to be nominated as ambassadors. Additionally, having leadership qualities and friendly nature will be beneficial, especially when organizing public events such as "Science Talk."

Ambassador's Responsibilities
  • Sharing information about fellowships, scholarships, and grants.
  • Answering the queries of students asked within the GfS network (groups and forum).
  • Organizing workshops and tutorials for students to discuss the application procedure of applications.
  • Networking and sharing with other ambassadors.
  • Ambassadors have to submit at least two articles yearly (research programs, funding schemes, scholarships, fellowships, grants, universities, research institutes or scientific experiences).

  • Benefits and advantages
  • Your contributions could have some added value to your CV.
  • It is an excellent opportunity for networking with other enthusiastic students and researchers around the world.
  • Complete profile and research description will be shown on the webpage.
  • This will help in building leadership qualities and organizational skills.
  • Direct access to the webpage/website for uploading information.
  • Most active ambassadors will be rewarded annually.
  • Ambassadors contributing effectively and regularly can also be upgraded to the GfS editorial board.

  • Initiate "Science Talk" at your city

    In today's world of collaborative research, its just not enough to be “good” at science, but, it is equally important to be strongly connected to other researchers in our vicinity. A well connected academic network is like a two-edged sword. Firstly, it helps propagate ideas among the researchers, and secondly, it makes space for more information to reach the individuals new to this field.
    Most often, we discover that due to poor communication and networking, the same problems continue to persist from one "batch" of researchers to the next. And, not surprisingly, most of them can be solved just by speaking and exchanging ideas with each other.
    So, through “Science Talks”, we can create platforms where everyone shares, and learns together.

    Please register your city, and let the talks begin!!!

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    Go for Science - an ocean of opportunities

    It’s said that “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet”. However, most often, the gap between the two becomes difficult to bridge due to a dearth of platforms that can provide necessary information regarding opportunities available in terms of PhD positions, scholarships, academic jobs, etc. Consequently, Go for Science was launched as a platform in order to overcome this very gap. It provides a unique and exciting blend of information regarding scholarships, PhD positions, etc. and first hand experiences of scholarship holders and students pursuing higher studies across the globe. In other words, GfS ensures that potential young talents not only get sufficient knowledge about opportunities (such as scholarships, PhD positions, internships, etc) “straight out of the books”, but also get a feeling of “real life experiences” that students share on the website.

    As of now, quite a number of students have already benefitted from GfS’s plethora of information regarding opportunities in scientific research, and have set out towards achieving their dreams. Therefore, looking at the overwhelming response from students, it aims to further expand its knowledge base, not only in terms of providing information regarding scholarships etc, but also enriching it with several first hand experiences of students.