Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Science and Society
- Educational practice
- Nature Awareness for Children
I am a biomedical engineer who veered into Biology during my PhD days. I am deeply interested in understanding people’s relationship with nature and their response to the climate crisis.
Currently I am studying urban children’s ideas of nature (in collaboration with Nature Conservation Foundation) and also working on a pilot project on documentation of Bengaluru’s lakes.
Prior to joining APU, I worked as a teacher in Rishi Valley School, Andhra Pradesh. There I was involved in developing an activity-based curriculum for Science teaching in the middle and senior school.
I was also part of the Young Investigator Programme at the National Centre for Biological Sciences.
My post-doctoral training is from the University of California, Irvine and doctorate is from University of Florida.
An inquiry into the 'origin' questions of India: Geological, ecological, cultural and political.
Learn about the molecular components of life, how they interact, and how we experiment with them.
How is a cell organised?
- Rau K. R., (2018, January). The exploration of Biology through Art: some reflections from the classroom. iwonder, 4, 63 — 71. http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/2829/1/10_THE%20EXPLORATION%20OF%20BIOLOGY%20THROUGH%20ART_SOME%20REFLECTION%20FROM%20THE%20CLASSROOM.pdf
- Rau K. R. (2017, February). A teacher’s views on conservation education, Protected Area Update, 24 (1), 24. https://kalpavriksh.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/125-PROTECTED-AREA-UPDATE-125-final.pdf
- Rau, K. (2019, September 8). What does it mean to do biology in the age of extinction. OSF Preprints. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/m7pjw