The 3rd episode of Muslim Women in Science and Technology ventured into the digital age with Dr. Mona T.Diab. It was an immense honour for KSS to be conversation with Dr. Mona on Wednesday, 9th September 2020. Dr. Diab is computational linguist and a professor at the Department of Computer Science at George Washington University, USA.
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
Khwarizmi Science Society is organizing an introductory level workshop at Syedanwala Higher Secondary School where the participants will be familiarized with the basic concepts of computing and how they can be implemented to achieve specific tasks. Using Python language as the platform, this workshop will start right from scratch and will progressively enable Grade 9 students to program through hands-on activities.
When it comes to generating a visual representation of important socio-economic parameters for rural Pakistan, such as poverty, literacy, crime or access to internet, the picture is rather blank. Datasets exist in disparate jurisdictions, scattered across many departments, and are often in registers and lists that do not contain geo-coordinates. This state of affairs discourages evidence-based policy interventions, and severely limits the effectiveness of expensive GIS projects undertaken by many organizations.