Atal Tinkering Lab

Adding another feather to its cap, Stepping Stones School received a grant from Niti Ayog (Govt. of India) to set up an ATL laboratory under the scheme of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). The school is one of the very few Tricity schools which have the privilege of setting-up ATL lab within its premises. Formally inaugurated on February 12, 2018 by Prof. Anil Kottantharayil (EE department, IIT Mumbai), the school expanded its vision of training young minds to understand the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) by doing. ATL aims at fostering curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning etc. For achieving this, students’ innovative ideas are channelized under expert guidance, into creating efficient and innovative solution to recurring local problems. Two of our class 10 students did justice to the above statement by bagging second prize in CBSE National Science Exhibition, 2017-18 at New Delhi.
The school’s ATL lab is decked up with some of the state-of-the art technologies, which are sufficient to boost enthusiasm within young minds to innovate, such as:
 Assortment of mechanical equipment
 LATHE machine
 Robotics equipment and kits
 Open source microcontroller boards
 Assortment of various electronic sensors
 3D printers
 Computers
Apart from giving access to the ATL labs to school students 10 hours a day the school is also working towards training students from nearby area who belong to non-ATL lab school communities. Moreover, regular intra-school and inter-school seminars, competitions and exhibitions are held in the labs:
 April 14, 2018- Inter-School student training workshop to celebrate Atal Community Day on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s birth anniversary.
 May 11, 2018- Inter-House Innovation contest to celebrate National Technology Day
 May 29, 2018 – June 28, 2018- ATL lab summer workshop