Science melas in connection with national science campaign

Trip to SUPARCO

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Open to all.
Date: 
11 July 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
SUPARCO, Lahore

Discover your Psychic Powers

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Open to all.
Date: 
22 May 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
New Lecture Theater, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Aalaoon Mahmood Sheikh
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Analysis Techniques in Clippers and Clampers

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Open to all.
Date: 
19 July 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
New Lecture Theater, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Mueen-ud-Din Sehdi
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Debate and Deconstruction

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Open to all.
Date: 
15 May 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
New Lecture Theater, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

Human Beings Rational utility maximisers Culture A historically transmitted pattern of meanings embodied in symbols, a system of inherited conceptions expressed in symbolic forms by which men communicate, perpetuate and develop their knowledge and attitude about and towards life. Social capital, the ability of a society to form large organisations, the crucible of trust and critical to economic development in the "Trust", the author explores the role played by customs and habits of a society in the making of a successful economy. A recipe for economic progress, the author argues that free markets, competition and hard work are not the sole precursors of prosperity. There is another key ingredient "trust". Post Script TWO CHEERS FOR CULTURE Social virtues and the creation of prosperity. If you are a post-modern liberal-minded type, swear by the perfectibility of democratic capitalism and put your faith in the healing powers arational phenomena like culture and religion have on our over-busy life then you would like this book. Moreover, if you are a sociologist then you would appreciate the lucidity of thought and tenacity of argument that the author shows when he examines different societies. Even then if you are a leading American political scientist and a best-seller author then you must be Francis Fukuyama himself. Francis Fukuyama's book comes as a sequel to his magnum opus "The End of History and the Last Man" which made waves in academic circles. In this book he claimed that after the demise of communism, history had virtually come to a halt - income the free market concepts like de-regulation, liberalization and free competition and all others exeunt. In his latest book, he adds another ingredient for the making of a successful society - social capital. The author gives the idea of trust. According to him trust is the expectation that arises within a community of regular, honest, and cooperative behaviour, based on commonly shared norms, on part of other members of that community. He divides societies on the basis of the quantum of trust that exists therein. China, France, Korea and Italy are low-trust societies whereas Japan, Germany, America are high-trust. He starts from social set-up and correlates it with the industrial structure a society may evolve for itself, and tells how the former determines the position of a country in the global diversion of labour. Though people may interact through contract lams but if they trust each other the cost may be effectively reduced. Similarly if an economic turmoil hits a country, a socially well knit society may cope with it more hard-nosily. Also a high-trust society is more capable to form large organizations. For instance, the Japanese keiretsu networks help each other out when in distress. As such he does not make a case for cultural determinism that certain societies are bound to succeed while others to fail and falter. In his own words "there is no necessary trade-off between community and efficiency but those who pay attention to community may indeed become the most efficient of all." With minor exceptions the book makes an interesting reading, intelligent in content and thought-provocative, indeed a marvelous piece of value-added research.

Resource People: 
Presenter
Syed Asad Raza
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Energy Level Treatment of Electronic Conduction in Solids

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Open to all.
Date: 
10 May 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Muhammad Sabieh Anwar
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Resolution of the Indo-Pak Conflict in Light of Global Nuclear Disarmament

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Open to all.
Date: 
05 May 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Shah Faisal Shaheed Seminar Hall, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Presenter
Sultan Ali Barq

Two Day Worksop on Mathematica

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Open to all.
Date: 
01 May 1998
Time: 
4:00 pm
Venue: 
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Presenter
Salman Durrani
University of Queensland
Presenter
Syed Asad Abbas
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

A Novel Laser and Plasma Hybrid Technique for Surface Modification

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Open to all.
Date: 
24 April1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

A new technique for surface modification has been developed that incorporates plasma spraying coupled with CO2 laser irradiation simultaneously. The microstructural defects associated with plasma spraying have been significantly controlled with the laser beam irradiation. The tribological properties of the spraying synthesised films were evaluated by a sliding test under lubrication with oil. Results exhibit that it is quite possible to produce high performance tribo-material possessing better adhesiveness and low percentage of micro-porosity. Analytical results by XRD suggest that a metastable state is formed by laser irradiation during spraying process, which is closely related to anti-wear and low friction mechanisms.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Shahzad Aslam
PCSIR Labs, Lahore

Aesthetics of Craft Design

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Open to all.
Date: 
21 April 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

Aesthetics is the philosophy of the beautiful. The different aspects of aesthetics in craft work are:

  • Lines, shapes and forms geometric shapes, natural shapes, random shapes, mirror shapes, harmonious or similar shapes, simplified shapes.
  • Texture hard, rough, smooth, soft etc.
  • Patterns and Style regular patterns, irregular patterns, styles and fashions of different periods.
  • Colour hue, chrome, tone and painting colours.
Resource People: 
Speaker
Muhammad Osman Qureshi
Mechanical Engineering Department Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Cornucopia or Crisis

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Open to all.
Date: 
17 April 1998
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
New Lecture Theater, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

This review presentation discusses what are the likely impacts of globalization on Pakistan. It is also a preview of world monetary and financial institutions. This session basically underscores the villain-like role played by global financial agencies (like IMF, WTO, and MNCs etc.) and hence presents a seamier side of globalization. Evolution of IMF and WB from the ashes of the 30's depression, to act as economic regulators: The present agencies are a perverse replica of their erstwhile shape, Globalization regime, What is meant by the term plus WTO (GATT), Uragway Agrements etc., What are the likely results of foreign trade liberalization (globalization) on Pakistan, Pakistan and South East Asia, Some dedications, How can we regulate globalization so that it may be a breeze, not a thunderstorm were discussed. At the end of the talk some suggestions were also be heared from the audiences.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Syed Asad Raza
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore