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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

 

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

15th DAWN Education Expo 2018

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

DAWN News

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
07/02/2018
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Faletti's Hotel, Lahore
Date: 
08/12/2018
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Faletti's Hotel
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society is taking part in the 15th DAWN Education Expo 2018 organized by DAWN News. 

The DAWN Education Expo will be held for two days in each of Pakistan's three metropolitan cities: Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore. DAWN Education Expo is Pakistan's most credible and trustworthy higher education platform. We invite the university students, fresh graduates and the members of Khwarizmi Family to visit and explore the ocean of opportunities out there!

Lecture on Inventions and Patents

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

IRCBM, COMSATS Institute of Information and Technology, Lahore 

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
October 25, 2011
Time: 
10:00 AM
Venue: 
IRCBM, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, M. A. Jinnah Building Defence Road, Off Raiwind Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

The talk is designed to provide basic information about inventions and patents. The aim is to communicate the importance of inventors, inventions and patents through discussion and concrete examples. It provides a roadmap for invention and encourages people to invent and patent their creations. So that the intellectual properties of individuals and organizations could be protected against the breach of intellectual property rights.

Resource People: 
Chair
Dr. M. A.Bodla
Director, COMSATS IIT, Lahore.
speaker
Mr. Saad Nusrullah
Intellectual Property (IP) Consultant, Lahore

Introduction to ISO 9000

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
31 December 1997
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
New Lecture Theater, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Syed Fareed Ali