Chandigarh

PU RESEARCHER BAGS A BEST POPULAR STORY AWARD

February 25, 2020 06:34 AM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), through its National Council of Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), launched the Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR), a popular science story writing contest in the year 2018.

This national competition was initiated to empower and endow researchers across India with the opportunity to present their published research in the form of a popular science story to stir up scientific temperament amongst the common public. Conveying the research outputs to the public in laymen terms, is often a daunting task and a lesser explored potential amongst the Indian researchers which is being enhanced through this initiative of the DST.

Ms. Aashna Sharma’s story gained impetus amongst the articles selected in the Ph.D category. Her story entitled ‘Rekindling Forgotten Ecological Principles: When an Undammed River Taught a Lesson!’ is a popular article version of her research paper published in the Journal ‘Current Science’ in the year 2019 entitled ‘When nature decides who stays and who goes: Priority effects extirpating the non-native brown trout Salmo trutta fario L. population from a Himalayan river’. 

 
The year 2019 best stories were announced on Monday wherein Ms. Aashna Sharma’s story gained impetus amongst the articles selected in the Ph.D category. Her story entitled ‘Rekindling Forgotten Ecological Principles: When an Undammed River Taught a Lesson!’ is a popular article version of her research paper published in the Journal ‘Current Science’ in the year 2019 entitled ‘When nature decides who stays and who goes: Priority effects extirpating the non-native brown trout Salmo trutta fario L. population from a Himalayan river’.

Aashna is being guided by Dr. Y.K. Rawal at Department of Zoology, Panjab University Chandigarh and Dr. J.A. Johnson at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. Her article was selected as the 30th best article in the best 100 articles to be awarded in the country. Apart from the Ph.D category, 20 articles are awarded in the post-doctoral category. 

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