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.
For deeper hands-on practical experience in Biology.
An inquiry into the 'origin' questions of India: Geological, ecological, cultural and political
The electromagnetic force, unifying electrical and magnetic forces, is one of the four fundamental forces.
Learn about the molecular components of life, how they interact, and how we experiment with them.
- 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