“Powering Pakistan for the 21st Century” is a three-volume document prepared by the Pakistan Alliance for Maths and Science (PAMS) in collaboration with partners including the Khwarizmi Science Society.
The third volume is titled “A Roadmap for Maths and Science Education”. The purpose of this report is to highlight the importance of maths and science education in Pakistan's classrooms, especially those in government schools, where the least privileged of the country's children study.
In the third volume, a series of ideas and recommendations will be presented that can help Pakistan, as a state and as a society, re-orient public policy and private investment decisions, to serve a more prosperous future. This report will be launched on Friday in collaboration with Khwarizmi Science Society and will be hosted by Lahore University of Management Sciences.
The location of the event cn be viewed here.
Here is General Secretary, Dr. Sabieh Anwar's speech at the Prime Minister House at the occasion of the launch ceremony of Volume I. The speech spells out a charter for practical science education.
The gallery can be viewed here:
This promises to be a mega celebration of science for the general public. Do visit our dedicated website for further details.
This activity is part of Khwarizmi Science Society's National Science Movement.
This science mela is part of Khwarizmi Science Society's National Science Movement 2016 and Beyond.
Khwarizmi Science Society proudly announcess the Galileo Workshop and prize distribution ceremony on October 22nd, 2013. The aim of the workshop is to teach the teachers of different schools about the assembling of Galileoscopes and to guide them about the observations of the Celestial objects that they can see from the Galileoscope. We have selected 23 institutions from all over Pakistan. The workshop is compulsory for the representatives of these institutions.
The workshop consists of two sessions; First session will include a lecture on assembling the Galileoscope and then participants would be ask to perform the same assembling task. While a lecture on Introduction to Astronomy and how to use Galileoscope for the Celestial objects will also be given. The second session will include the Prize Distribution Ceremony of the Galileoscopes.
For dirrections see map below.
World Space Week (WSW) is declared by the United Nations Organization (UNO) and is celebrated every year from October 4 to October 10 to celebrate the contribution that space science and technology make to the betterment of the mankind.
Khwarizmi Science Society, as before, also celebrating the World Space Week 2013. In convention with the theme of the year 2013 "Exploring Mars - Discovering Earth" KSS is presenting some experiments for students, teachers and the general public at a family fair organized by SUPARCO, Pakistan's National Space Agency.
Experiments will include:
- Martian Surface
- Water Currents on Mars
- Crators on Earth, Moon and Mars
- Creating your own Earthquakes
- Microscopic World
- Models of Telescope
For directions to the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, see the map here.
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.
In this talk, I will explain why relevant socio-economic datasets, such as the population census, have not been mapped properly even years after of their generation. Then it will explain how this bottleneck may be removed, by identifying the spatial references contained in those datasets, and building their integrated maps. In this respect, it will also cover the importance of a “mauza” (revenue estate) for rural mapping, and then provide an overview of our recent pilot project to demonstrate a cost-effective and scalable methodology to build a mauza map for District Jhelum. Our methodology consisted of stitching together thousands of pieces of British era village maps, and then registering them with satellite imagery for geo-referencing. Finally, talk will show the utility of this mauza map in generating spatial visualizations of important socio-economic parameters for the district.