Foldscoper of the Month, Mo PandiarajanCongratulations to our May Foldscoper of the Month, Mo Pandiarajan! 🎉
Throughout May, Mo published 12 diverse and dynamic posts on Microcosmos!
Mo works as a teacher at a small primary school in the village of Muthupatti in Tamil Nadu, India. In the early 90s, the Indian government started a literacy movement. Mo joined the movement and founded the Eden Science Club, a group for school-going and drop-out students in Muthupatti that organizes events and lectures to promote scientific exploration for all.
When Mo was in school, they only had one expensive microscope and it was a highly protected piece of equipment that was to be shared among a large group of people. When he did get the chance to even see samples, they weren't clear, and didn't even know what they were.
When Eden Resource Club received its first Foldscope in 2015, they took an ant as their first sample. From the moment Mo took a closer look at the microscopic world, he felt like he had unlocked the secrets beyond the naked eye.
"Foldscope is the skin of every micro explorer" ~ Mo Pandiarajan
Today, Mo continues to share the excitement of the microscopic world by providing Foldscope trainings for over 100,000 people and counting. This includes Mo’s own son and daughter, who he says “eagerly use their Foldscopes every day!”
To be considered for this distinguished title, you must be a part of the Microcosmos Community and be the #1 active user— with the highest quality and quantity of posts— during that month. Each Foldscope comes with a unique ID if you have not already, you can use it to register to our online community platform - Microcosmos.
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