Uttarakhand Science Education and Research Centre (USERC) was setup in 2005 by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Uttarakhand as an autonomous organization. It was created with the mandate to bolster scientific temperament in Uttarakhand. To this end, it has been making intensive, across-the-board efforts to support education and promote career prospects in the realms of Science and Technology. USERC is dedicated to motivating and developing academicians and students through its involvement in teaching and training students for research in science and technology, including computing. A large part of Uttarakhand consists of difficult to very difficult terrain and includes fragile ecosystems that cannot be disturbed due to ecological constraints. This has led to the state being unable to fully adopt the traditional approach for pursuing the goal of economic growth and development. Consequently, Uttarakhand lags behind many other parts of the country in the quest for growth and development. In this milieu, inculcation and nurturing of scientific temperament and technological savviness is crucial for the state being able to progress on the path of economic growth and development. USERC works towards creating the necessary infrastructure and developing meaningful programmes for the state by extensively interacting and collaborating with national and international institutions and experts. The Centre is developing a synergetic network with many academic institutions located in the state and outside. It is also conducts various outreach programmes and co-curricular activities for reaching out to the community, all across the state.
Uttarakhand has a long tradition of learning and education. Faced with challenging terrain and inclement weather conditions, people of Uttarakhand have long applied their own conventional knowledge of science and co-existed harmoniously with nature. They have struck a balance between meeting their material needs and the ecological imperatives. Unfortunately, of late, ecological imperatives are being seen as hemming its developmental efforts; hence, this long-standing equilibrium is getting disturbed.
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USERC Celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity (22 may 2017) at USERC Conference hall. Key Note Speaker of the programme was Dr. Shrikant Chandola Former Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Govt. Of Uttarakhand
Workshop on Digital Learning and its Role in Societal Development organized by USERC with HIMWATS from 7 to 9 May 2107 at Champawat
Science Outreach Programme organized by USERC with H.G.V.S. in the Supervision of famous Geologist Prof. K.S. Valdiya during 6 to 8 May 2017 at Gangolihaat Pithoragarh
World Earth Day 2017 at Six District: Almora,Nainital,Dehradun,Tehri,Chamoli,
Theme: "Sustainable Earth" Organised by Uttarakhand Science Education & Research Centre, Dehradun Financially Supported by Ministry of Earth Sciences (MOES), Govt. of India, New Delhi
Three Days Workshop on Non Conventional Energy Resources at SSJ Campus Almora 28-30 April 2017