The Art and Science of Science Communication

Workshop on Science Communication
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Technology Times 

Spectra Magazine

Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)

University of Lahore

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
3 April, 2019
Time: 
10:00 am to 13:00 pm
Venue: 
Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of Punjab, 87 West Canal Bank Road, Thokar Niaz Baig, Lahore
Abstract: 

The Khwarizmi Science Society, Spectra Magazine and Technology Times Magazine have collaborated with Forman Christian College, University of Lahore and University of Punjab to organize a workshop on science communication and promulgation. The workshop is to be organized on April 3rd, 2019 and we cordially invite our esteemed members to participate.

Science and technology play a major role in most aspects of our daily lives both at home and at work. They affect 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, defense, and jobs. Every citizen, therefore, needs some understanding of science, its accomplishments and its limitations.

The need has never been greater for more effective science communication specifically designed to help the public and policy makers comprehend important issues involving science and technology. Without a clear understanding of science involved, it is impossible for the citizens to engage in meaningful thought, debate, or actions regarding some of the most pressing, controversial and consequential matters faced by the society.

It is imperative to teach and train the next generation of scientists and journalists to become better science communicators and to create a culture where they are supported and rewarded for their efforts in making science available to the public.

Objective

Orientation to science communication in broader context. This Session is designed to equip participants with core knowledge required to plan, implement and evaluate Science Communication activities in order to make complex science accessible to general public.

 

Workshop Schedule

10:00 AM– 01:00 PM

Wednesday April 03,2019 - Venue: Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, New Campus, University of Punjab, Lahore

10:00 – 10:05

Tilawat-e-Quran Majeed

10:05 – 10:40

Presentation by Dr. Mustufa FC College University Lahore on “Basics of writing science for the public”

10:40 – 11:20

Presentation by Dr. Mukhtar RanaPrincipal Scientist ICCC PAEC“Goals of Science Communication”

11:20 – 11:25

Short Video Presentation on effective Science Communication

11:25 – 12:10

Keynote presentation by ­­Sayyed Paras Ali CEO of Technology Times on “Science of Science Communication”

12:10 – 12:40

Presentation by Spectra Magazine on “Science Communication and Journalism”

12:40 – 12:50

Talk by Guest of Honor Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Pro-Rector Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB)

12:50 – 11:00

Distribution of Souvenirs and group photo

For Registration: charismawafi@gmail.com