Department of Science & Technology, GoI has appointed Dr. Sunil Kumar Wanchoo, Department of Physics, SMVD University as a member of the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) for a period of three years. IRIS is an initiative under public private partnership between Department of Science & Technology, GoI, Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd and Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF). SRC of IRIS is a core committee at national level and comprises of a total of 21 members form allover India both from academia and industry. The main mandate of SRC is to review and recommend for award, the project synopses submitted under the Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS) at national level. The committee shall also mentor the young innovators selected at National level for their participation in International Science & Engineering Fair held each year in USA.
IRIS promotes and nurtures science and scientific research amongst young Indian innovators, recognizes and rewards outstanding projects and provides a platform for these young innovators to get recognized at national and international science events. Dr. Wanchoo has been associated with IRIS program since 2014 as a member of State Scientific Review Committee. He has been making significant and sustained contributions to promote scientific temper among the young students of J&K state through various initiatives prominent among those is Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Science Internship Camps held for students from entire J&K State in which more than 3700 young and bright students of the state have been reached so far.