Science melas in connection with national science campaign

World Space Week Celebrations 2018

Let's Explore the Universe
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Astrobiology Network of Pakistan

Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
08th October, 2017
Time: 
02:00 pm
Venue: 
Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)
Abstract: 

Our dear members and friends are invited to attend the World Space Week 2018 Celebrations organized by Astrobiology Network of Pakistan (ABNP), the Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) and the Lahore Astronomical Society (LAST) at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University). 

ABNP is a volunteer organization which has been providing vital information, inspiration and motivation to all for science education, specifically in order  to promote Astrobiology and Astronomy in Pakistan.

LAST is a platform for astronomers to share their passion for space science and astronomy with each other and the world.

Together, we have planned to organize an event themed "Exploration of the Universe" in which we offer the visitors with a number of activities ranging from water rocket competitions and quizzes to astronomical observations. We invite schools, colleges and universities from around the city to be part of this grand celebration of a wonder that is our universe!

Preliminary Program
14:00 Intrductory Talk by Syed Muneeb Ali - General Secretary ABNP
14:15 Astronomy Talk by Dr. Sabieh Anwar - General Secretary KSS
15:00 Water Rocket Competition and Poster Display
15:45 Break Time
16:15 Documentary - "Life of an Astrobiologist/Astronomer"
16:35 Words by Dr. James Tebbe - Rector FCCU
16:50 Lecture by Mr. Umair Asim - President LAST, Board Member KSS
17:35 Prize Distribution Ceremony
18:00 Planetary Observation Session in the FCCU ground
  • The event is Free of Cost
  • Registration is Required: Register Here

For more details, contact Syed Muneeb at +923246634719

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Sabieh Anwar
General Secretary - KSS
Speaker
Syed Muneeb Ali
Member - KSS, General Secretary - ABNP
Speaker
Umair Asim
President - LAST, Member - KSS

KSS goes to Misbah al Quran Summer Course

Al Huda, Defence Branch, Lahore
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Al Huda, Defence Branch, Lahore

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
27 July, 2017
Time: 
10:30 am
Venue: 
Al Huda Defence Branch, 118 - J, Phase I, DHA, Lahore
Abstract: 

The Khwarizmi Science Society will indulge in some math fun with the little ones at Al Huda, Defence Branch on 27th July. The Misbah al Quran Summer Camp organized with the help of life member Momin Uppal will be our second camp this summer and we are so very glad to see the children make the most of their vacations. 

 

Venue: 118-J, Phase I, DHA, Lahore

Time: 10:30 am -- 1:00 pm

For more information and Registrations, contact +923455200543

KSS goes to the Summer Camp at Muslim Explorers Academy

Summer Science Camp for Children
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Muslim Explorers Academy, Islamabad

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
13 July, 2018
Time: 
04:00 pm
Venue: 
Dawah Academy, Faisal Mosque, Islamabad
Date: 
14 July, 2018
Time: 
04:00 pm
Venue: 
Dawah Academy, Faisal Mosque, Islamabad
Abstract: 

The Summer Science Camp at Muslim Explorers Academy has started off and the Khwarizmi Science Society will be proudly be a part of it on 13th and 14th July to showcase the wonder of optics and LASER. We encourage our children to make the most of summer holidays  by involving in fun scientific activities and exploring new horizons of science and technology.

 

Resource People: 
Demonstrator
Nadia Akram
Member
Demonstrator
Rabia Nusrat
Volunteer/Executive Member

Scientific Research Training Workshop

Software Carpentry, Scientific Writing and Simulations
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

IDRACK

University of Punjab

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
27 June, 2018
Time: 
09:00 am to 04:00 pm
Venue: 
Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, Lahore
Date: 
28 June, 2018
Time: 
09:00 am to 04:00 pm
Venue: 
Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, Lahore
Abstract: 

The first ever Software Carpentry workshop will be organized by IDRACK and the  Khwarizmi Science Society in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, Lahore.

IDRACK is a non-profit organization and is currently introducing software carpentry in Pakistan. The niche in which IDRACK works is scientific communication and awareness  with a special emphasis on women in STEM. Currently, it is working in the area of scientific programming and introducing the research community in Pakistan to this practice to bring the quality of research at par with the  developed world.

Objectives:

This workshop is being organised with two objectives in mind:

  1. To introduce Software Carpentry in Pakistan and encourage people to become instructors and join a global community.

  2. To expose people with just enough know-how to integrate computational work with their current research work.

The workshop  will be led by Ashar Malik from IDRACK who is also affiliated with Software Carpentry Community. He will be training the researchers so that they can continue this chain of research training in other insitutions/cities as well. Some indication regarding the content to be delivered on these two days (27th and 28th) can be obtained from the schedule below.

Day – 1 (27th June, 2018)

  • Software Carpentry: An Introduction 09:00 am - 09:15 am
    Unix Shell - I 09:15 am - 10:00 am
    Break 10:00 am - 10:15 am
    Unix Shell - II 10:15 am - 11:00 am
    Break 11:00 am - 11:15 am
    Programming with Python - I 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Lunch 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
    Programming with Python - II 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
    Break 02:45 pm - 03:00 pm
    Simulation of Real World Problems 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
    Discussion and Wrap-up  
  •  

  • Day - 2 (28th June, 2018)

  • Introduction 09:00 am - 09:15 am
    Scientific Writing (Latex and Bibliography) - I 09:15 am - 10:00 am
    Break 10:00 am - 10:15 am
    Scientific Writing (Latex and Bibliography) - II 10:15 am - 11:00 am
    Break 11:00 am - 11:15 am
    Scientific Simulation Theory - I 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Lunch 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
    Scientific Simulation Theory - II 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
    Break 02:45 pm - 03:00 pm
    Python: My First Simulation 03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
    Break 03:45 pm - 04:00 pm
    Python: Errors in My First Simulation 04:00 pm - 04:45 pm
    Discussion and Wrap-up  

Does this look like something you are interested in? Sign up to attend here: Workshop Form

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

1. The workshop is limited to 30 participants

2. The registration cost for  attending the workshop is Rs. 750 for the students of the University of Punjab and Rs. 1000 otherwise

Resource People: 
Presenter
Ashar Malik
Foundr - IDRACK
Presenter
Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
President - Khwarizmi Science Society

KSS takes part in Faisalabad Science Festival

Science at work in Faisalabad
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

District Administration Faisalabad

Alif Ailaan

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

Roshan Kinara

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
3 May, 2018
Time: 
9 am
Venue: 
Expo Center, University of Faisalabad
Date: 
4 May, 2018
Time: 
9 am
Venue: 
Expo Center, University of Faisalabad
Abstract: 
The Khwarizmi Science Society will be a part of upcoming Faisalabad Science Festival as an exhibitor. Given the need for the popularization of activity-based education, Faisalabad has taken up the responsibility to bring fun into maths and science.
 
Faisalabad Science Festival invites students from public and private schools and universities to attend and participate. Local organizations working on science and maths will also be exhibiting different tech-based ways to bridge the gap between curriculum and practical. The festival also expects participation from the local businesses and politicians.

Resource People: 
Exhibitor
Hafiz Muhammad Rizwan
Science Communicator
Exhibitor
Khadim Mehmood
Science Communicator

Building Media Relationship for Science Popularization

A Workshop on Science Communication
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Technology Times

University of Punjab

Pakistan Science Foundation

Institute of Research Promotion

Invention to Innovation Summit

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
7 March, 2018
Time: 
2 pm
Venue: 
Cluster Centre, New Campus, University of Punjab
Abstract: 

Science and Technology play a major role in most aspects of our daily lives both at home and at work. It affects many, if not most, policy issues of national and international importance. Science, Technology and Innovations are intricately linked to societal needs and the nation's economy in every area, especially in transportation, communication, agriculture, education, environment, health, defence and jobs. Everybody, therefore, needs some understanding of science, its accomplishments and its limitations. Understanding includes not just the facts of science but also the scientific methods and their limitations as well as an appreciations of the practical and social implications. 

People are unable to know about the advancements in science and technology due to their lack of interest in science and its slow propagation and penetration amongst larger number of population in Pakistan. The need has never been greater for more effective sceince communication specifically designed to help the public and policy makers comprehend important issues involving science and technolgy. A lot of scientific information is found online inf the form of blogs, posts and videos and one cannot tell whether the information provided is authentic or not. This has created a huge gap between the general public and expert science communicators. We need to train the next generation of scientists and journalists to become better science communicators to create a culture where they are supported and rewarded for effectively communicating with the public.

The objective of this workshop is to equip the participants with core knowledge required to plan, implement and evaluate science communication activities in order to make complex science accessible to the general public. The workshop is to take place on 7th March, 2018 at the University of Punjab from 02 pm to 04 pm.

Venue:

Resource People: 
Guest of Honor
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
President - Khwarizmi Science Society
Guest Speaker
Dr. Sabieh Anwar
General Secretary - Khwarizmi Science Society
Guest Speaker
Syed Paras Ali
Editor - Weekly Technology Times
Guest Speaker
Ms. Shahla Adnan
Lecturer - Communication and Media Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women University
Guest Speaker
Mr. Shahzada Irfan
Journalist - The News International

Workshop on Astrolabe Making

Rediscovering an old scientific tradition in Lahore
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Lahore Astronomical Society

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
27 February, 2018
Time: 
2 to 6 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
28 February, 2018
Time: 
2 to 6 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society, Lahore Astronomical Society and the Ali Institute of Education are organizing a Workshop on Astrolabe Making Workshop at the Ali Institute of Education on 27th and 28th February, 2018.

An astrolabe is an ancient astronomical computer for solving problems related to time and the position of the sun and stars in the sky. Astrolabes are used to show how the sky looks at a specific space at a given time. It is a primitive device and the astrolabe was highly developed in the Islamic world by 800. it was introduced to Europe from Islamic Spain (al-Andalus) in the early twelfth century. It was the most popular astronomical instrument till mid-seventeenth century. 

Astrolabe making is a dead scientific art which once revolutionized astronomy in the medieval ages. At a time, half of the world's astrolabes were produced in Lahore. To revive this lost scientific tradition among our local scientists and historians of science and technology, three experts from Holland will visit Pakistan and supervise the workshop.

Registration:

Note that registration is required to attend this workshop. Here is the link to registration page. The fee is Rs. 2000.

Resource People: 
Instructor
Tom Reijngoudt
Instructor
Jan Pieter Hogendijk
Instructor
Willem Frederik de Graaf

15th DAWN Education Expo 2018

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

DAWN News

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
07/02/2018
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Faletti's Hotel, Lahore
Date: 
08/12/2018
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Faletti's Hotel
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society is taking part in the 15th DAWN Education Expo 2018 organized by DAWN News. 

The DAWN Education Expo will be held for two days in each of Pakistan's three metropolitan cities: Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore. DAWN Education Expo is Pakistan's most credible and trustworthy higher education platform. We invite the university students, fresh graduates and the members of Khwarizmi Family to visit and explore the ocean of opportunities out there!

Lahore Science Mela 2018

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
27/01/2017
Time: 
09:00
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education
Date: 
28/01/2018
Time: 
09:00
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education
Abstract: 

The Lahore Science Mela 2018 is a science fest organized by the Khwarizmi Science Society. showcased inventions, discoveries, experiments, science models and artifacts recieved from all parts of Pakistan. It will be an opportunity to engage all citizens, especially the children in celebrating science. Our focus is on the wonder aspects of practical science accomplished through practical activities such as hands-on games and experiments that will appeal to our young boys and girls. There is no entry fee and the Mela will remain open for all citizens of Pakistan.

Dr. Safee Ullah Chaudhary on Computational Biology

A Talk at Buraq Space Camp - Changing Perceptions Through Visions Of Space
Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
25th December, 2017
Time: 
02:00 pm
Venue: 
Buraq Planetary Society
Abstract: 

Dr. Safee Ullah Chaudhary will represent the Khwarizmi Science Soceity at the Buraq Space Camp on 25th December 2017. The talk will encompass the vast field of computational biology and its applications.

 

Buraq Planetary Society will organize the 14th Buraq Space Camp from 22nd to 31st December, 2017, in Islamabad. The camp will comprise of lectures, workshops and field trips that include subjects ranging from rocket design to astrophysics, IT and cutting-edge technologies - alongside which the candidates will be constantly evaluated to ascertain their relative ranks.

 

The theme of this year's camp is "Changing Perceptions Through Visions of Space". The Buraq Planetary Society hopes to guide the youth and help them perceive the world in a manner which is productive and beneficial to them. the aim is to make them aware of the realities around us in the present, and to help them formulate a vision for the future. To fulfill this task, the students will sit through talks and discussions with the leaders from the world of business, technology, science, public health and various other key fields in Pakistan.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Safee Ullah Chaudhary
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