electrical engineering and electronics

Thought-provoking Physics Practicals

Second Teacher Training Workshop
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
22 November, 2018
Time: 
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
23 November, 2018
Time: 
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
24 November, 2018
Time: 
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 
Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) and Ali Institute of Education (AIE) have initiated a joint Teacher Training Program, فکر انگیز سائنسی تعلیم Thought-provoking Science Education. In this program, we will focus on teaching of practical physics through thought-provoking, innovative and exciting experiments. The program comprises of three independent interactive workshops, the second of which will take place on 22nd to 24th November, 2018 at the Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore.
 
The purpose of this workshop is to enable physics teachers to learn about the culture of modern physics experimentation preparing them to design and deliver modern, exciting and insightful physics experiments to their students. By the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to get exposure to
 
  1. building experimental hardwarefrom low-cost items;
  2. use modern gadgets and techniques such as video tracking and physics using the smartphone;
  3. plotting and interpretation of data, and
  4. connecting the laboratory to the classroom.
 
The hand-picked experiments to be offered in this workshop are designed based on topics selected from the syllabi of Grades 9 to 12 (matric to intermediate) and O levels. These four-five experiments will not be a replica of experiments traditionally performed by students in our laboratories, rather they are thought-inspiring experiments designed to highlight how physics practicals, in our opinion, should be conducted in an enabling, skills-oriented and contemporary fashion. All experiments will be low-cost and will become fodder for ideas for teachers who could recreate their own experiments to amplify physics topics in their textbooks.
 
Coverage areas:The coverage of these experiments will be from mechanics, optics, thermodynamics, basic electronics, waves and vibrations.
 
Laboratory skills:measurement, uncertainties, graphing, data processing, using the camera and the smartphone for physics experiments, building hardware, connecting theory with experiment, interpreting experimental results.
 
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the workshop. If you teach physics, especially practical physics, conduct laboratory training for your students, want to set up new labs, are motivated about physics education and would like to usher in radical reforms to how physics is taught in your school, or are a headmaster or headmistress and would like to nominate some talented individual from your school or college, please fill out the registration form.
 
Registration is required to participate in the workshop. Once the registration form is filled, the participants will be selected and shortlisted on basis of their willingness to learn, background and inclination towards practical aspects of teaching. Further details are provided below:
 
  • Date: 22nd - 24th November, 2018
  • Venue: Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Registration Deadline: 18th November, 2018
  • Registration Fee: Rs. 1500 (to be paid by ATM transfer before 20th November; details will be sent by email)
  • Accommodation provided: No
  • Certificates provided at the end of the workshop: Yes
Resource People: 
Instructor, Trainer
Umar Hasan
Science Communicator
Instructor, Trainer
Aamna Saleem
Science Communicator
Instructor, Trainer
Khadim Mehmood
Science Communicator

KSS Camps at the Buraq Camp, Islamabad

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
24 December, 2012
Time: 
9 am
Venue: 
Buraq Camp, Chak Shehzad, Islamabad
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society is going to participate in the 9th Buraq camp which is going to be held from 19th of December to 31st of December 2012. KSS will be joining on 24th of December and will be delivering four lectures on different topics, which include:

  • The Strange, Strange World of Quantum Physics and Quantum Computing.
  • A Gentle Introduction to Solar Thermal Energies.
  • Earthquakes: The  true story.
  • Cosmology and Us.
Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Sabieh Anwar
Khwarizmi Science Society
Presenter
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
Khwarizmi Science Society
Speaker
Kumail Abbas
Khwarizmi Science Society
Presenter
Abdullah Khalid
Khwarizmi Science Society
Presenter
Hassaan Bukhari
Khwarizmi Science Society

Inventing with Light - A Personal Journey

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
06 April, 2012
Time: 
02:45 pm
Venue: 
Lecture Hall 10-301, 3rd Floor, LUMS School of Science and Engineering, Opposite Sector U, D.H.A. Lahore.
Abstract: 

This talk highlights the inventing process – the preparation involved and the small steps to the greater achievements. From his early days as a school boy in Karachi and Lahore to the foundational technology training sites in Chicago, Pasadena, and Schenectady-New York, relayed is a personal journey as an inventor for solving pressing problems in international level engineering and in higher education for Pakistan.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Professor Dr. Nabeel A. Riza
Head of UCC Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Ireland.

Impact of burst aggregation time on optical switching networks

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
1 December, 2003
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
M-1, Old Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Sireen Malik
Hamburg University, Germany

Activity Discovery and Anomolous Activity Explanation in Dynamic Ubiquitous Environments

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
27 October, 2003
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
M.Sc. Seminar Room, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Presenter
Raffay Hamid
Georgia Insititute of Technology, USA

Embedded Systems Technology

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
2 October, 2003
Time: 
4 pm
Venue: 
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Off Raiwind Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

Mr. Zaidi will be talking about the basics of System On Chip(SOC), Embedded Systems Technology and its Applications. Later he would talk about his company namely PalmChip, USA and finally the prospects of Pakistani youth in this emerging field.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Jauher Zaidi
CEO Palmchip Coroporation, United States

Numerical Simulations of RF Induced Heating in MRI

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
26 April, 2003
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
M.Sc. Seminar Room, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a very useful medical procedure to get high quality images inside the body. Felix Bloch and Edward Purcell discovered the magnetic resonance phenomenon independently in 1946. They were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1952. The use of MRI is increasing every day and has become a very useful tool for diagnosis. However, patients with artificial implants, e.g. heart pace makers, DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) systems, which are used for Parkinson's disease, IPG (Implantable Pulse Generator), used for generating pulses for DBS, are in severe danger for MRI testing. The problems for such patients going under MRI are that the generation of the induced eddy currents inside the metallic implants that causes heating. This heating, if goes above a certain level, can cause brain damage and can even result in death. We are doing numerical computations using FDTD (Finite Difference Time Domain) to estimate the heating produced inside the body using the human data set.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Arsalan Amjad
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, USA

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

Microelectronics

From Transistor to Single Electron Devices
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
12 November 2000
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

Electronic devices have seen tremendous improvement since the discovery of electron. A brief history of the progress in microelectronics industry will be presented with emphasis on memory devices and information technology (IT). The limiting factors in the future progress will be discussed, and need for new concepts and devices will be established. Results of memories and logic circuits based on silicon nano-wires as single electron tunneling transistors (SETTs) will also be presented. Microelectronics research at Cavendish laboratory has resulted in a new device named PLEDM. Results are presented with the courtesy of Prof. H. Ahmed. This is shown to be a replacement of DRAM, which is currently the single largest selling electronic component. A new dimension of future microelectronics research will also be discussed.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Shahzad Naseem
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore