Prof. Oliver Smithies inaugurated the Inspire Program with a seminal lecture on his path breaking work on stem cell. Dr Mrutyunjaya Suar, Director School of Bio-Technology who is the spearhead of this wonderful venture to create scientific temper among the youth, was present on the dais with Prof. Pande (IIT Bhubaneswar) and Mr. Sanjay Suar, Principal, KiiT International School.

Prof. Smithies not only explained his contribution but also brought out the importance of teachers in shaping and molding the predilections of children but also highlighted the importance of empowerment through knowledge. Imbibed with child like enthusiasm and the gift of patience, he answered each and every question from young students from all over Odisha encouraging then to pursue their dream of science and innovation.

Prof. Smithies inaugurated Renaissance - the design technology lab for young students in the School to encourage critical thinking, creativity and innovation. Describing his visit as "A Memorable Trip to a beautiful School" Prof. Smithies signed off in style winning many hearts for life.