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Lahore Science Mela 2019

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Insitute of Education

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
5 October, 2019
Time: 
09:00 am to 16:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
6 October, 2019
Time: 
09:00 am to 16:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

The progression towards a more scientifically immersed community continues as the KSS plans to organize the third Science Mela in October, 2019, in collaboration with the Ali Institute of Education. Since 2019 is the International Year of Periodic Table, our Mela this year will be focused on the wonders of chemistry including elements, minerals, compounds, mining and major industrial processes. The other sets of exhibits will be divided into several parts such as life sciences, wildlife flora and fauna, AI and electronics, mineral and agricultural resources and space sciences, to name a few. The Lahore Science Mela is open-to-all and invites interest from science organizations, aspiring scientists and researchers, professionals and other potential exhibitors. We coridally send an open invitation to all citizens of Pakistan, especially the studetns, teachers, parents and senior citizens to help us initiate the Science Mela Culture in our beloved country.

The LSM Series comprises of annual science festivals organized to cater to the need for the promulgation of scientific ideas and news among the general public. The event is accesible to all and we do not charge any fee from the exhibitors or the visitors. We gather students, teachers, parents and senior citizens from different parts of Lahore and the surroundings and make science available to them in its most simplest and comprehensive form. Apart from being temporary hubs of practical and experimental science, the Melas also become a platform for emerging scientists, science clubs, non-profit science organizations, tech startups, and other government and non-government based bodies to introduce themselves to the community. 

 

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

 

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: 
13 July, 2018
Time: 
04:00 pm
Venue: 
Dawah Academy, Faisal Mosque, Islamabad
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
Demonstrator
Nadia Akram
Member

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

Smart Antenna Applications for Code Division Multiple Access Wireless Systems

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
19 December, 2002
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
M.Sc. Seminar Room, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

Wireless communications for mobile telephone and data transmission is currently undergoing very rapid development. The emerging wireless systems will incorporate considerable signal processing intelligence in order to provide advanced services such as multimedia transmission. In order to make optimum use of available bandwidth, many wireless systems operate as multiple access systems, e.g. Direct Sequence Code Division Multiple Access (DS-CDMA), in which the users are multiplexed by distinct code waveforms. Two major factors that limit the performance of DS-CDMA systems are multiple access interference and multipath channel distortion. Many advanced signal processing techniques have been proposed to combat these factors. Among these techniques, one of the more promising is the use of Smart or Adaptive antennas. This seminar provides an introduction to Smart Antennas for cellular systems. It looks at the various factors affecting propagation in a wireless channel environment and reviews the different approaches towards implementation of adaptive beamforming algorithms for CDMA systems. Finally it reports on the simulation strategy adopted to evaluate the performance of smart antenna systems for CDMA.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Salman Durrani
School of Information Technology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Optical Communications and Wavelength Division Multiplexing

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
4 December, 2001
Time: 
11:00 am
Resource People: 
Speaker
Khurarm Shahzad Chaudhary
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Telecommunications

A Growing Pakistani Industry
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
16 October 1999
Venue: 
New Lecture Theater, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Jamshed Anwer
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore