Pakistani science

KSS goes to the Summer Camp at Muslim Explorers Academy

Summer Science Camp for Children
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Muslim Explorers Academy, Islamabad

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
13 July, 2018
Time: 
04:00 pm
Venue: 
Dawah Academy, Faisal Mosque, Islamabad
Date: 
14 July, 2018
Time: 
04:00 pm
Venue: 
Dawah Academy, Faisal Mosque, Islamabad
Abstract: 

The Summer Science Camp at Muslim Explorers Academy has started off and the Khwarizmi Science Society will be proudly be a part of it on 13th and 14th July to showcase the wonder of optics and LASER. We encourage our children to make the most of summer holidays  by involving in fun scientific activities and exploring new horizons of science and technology.

Resource People: 
Demonstrator
Nadia Akram
Member
Demonstrator
Rabia Nusrat
Volunteer/Executive Member

Scientific Research Training Workshop

Software Carpentry, Scientific Writing and Simulations
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

IDRACK

University of Punjab

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
27 June, 2018
Time: 
09:00 am to 04:00 pm
Venue: 
Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, Lahore
Date: 
28 June, 2018
Time: 
09:00 am to 04:00 pm
Venue: 
Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, Lahore
Abstract: 

The first ever Software Carpentry workshop will be organized by IDRACK and the  Khwarizmi Science Society in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of Punjab, Lahore.

IDRACK is a non-profit organization and is currently introducing software carpentry in Pakistan. The niche in which IDRACK works is scientific communication and awareness  with a special emphasis on women in STEM. Currently, it is working in the area of scientific programming and introducing the research community in Pakistan to this practice to bring the quality of research at par with the  developed world.

Objectives:

This workshop is being organised with two objectives in mind:

  1. To introduce Software Carpentry in Pakistan and encourage people to become instructors and join a global community.

  2. To expose people with just enough know-how to integrate computational work with their current research work.

The workshop  will be led by Ashar Malik from IDRACK who is also affiliated with Software Carpentry Community. He will be training the researchers so that they can continue this chain of research training in other insitutions/cities as well. Some indication regarding the content to be delivered on these two days (27th and 28th) can be obtained from the schedule below.

Day – 1 (27th June, 2018)

  • Software Carpentry: An Introduction 09:00 am - 09:15 am
    Unix Shell - I 09:15 am - 10:00 am
    Break 10:00 am - 10:15 am
    Unix Shell - II 10:15 am - 11:00 am
    Break 11:00 am - 11:15 am
    Programming with Python - I 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Lunch 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
    Programming with Python - II 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
    Break 02:45 pm - 03:00 pm
    Simulation of Real World Problems 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
    Discussion and Wrap-up  
  •  

  • Day - 2 (28th June, 2018)

  • Introduction 09:00 am - 09:15 am
    Scientific Writing (Latex and Bibliography) - I 09:15 am - 10:00 am
    Break 10:00 am - 10:15 am
    Scientific Writing (Latex and Bibliography) - II 10:15 am - 11:00 am
    Break 11:00 am - 11:15 am
    Scientific Simulation Theory - I 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    Lunch 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
    Scientific Simulation Theory - II 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
    Break 02:45 pm - 03:00 pm
    Python: My First Simulation 03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
    Break 03:45 pm - 04:00 pm
    Python: Errors in My First Simulation 04:00 pm - 04:45 pm
    Discussion and Wrap-up  

Does this look like something you are interested in? Sign up to attend here: Workshop Form

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

1. The workshop is limited to 30 participants

2. The registration cost for  attending the workshop is Rs. 750 for the students of the University of Punjab and Rs. 1000 otherwise

Resource People: 
Presenter
Ashar Malik
Foundr - IDRACK
Presenter
Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
President - Khwarizmi Science Society

KSS takes part in Faisalabad Science Festival

Science at work in Faisalabad
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

District Administration Faisalabad

Alif Ailaan

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

Roshan Kinara

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
3 May, 2018
Time: 
9 am
Venue: 
Expo Center, University of Faisalabad
Date: 
4 May, 2018
Time: 
9 am
Venue: 
Expo Center, University of Faisalabad
Abstract: 
The Khwarizmi Science Society will be a part of upcoming Faisalabad Science Festival as an exhibitor. Given the need for the popularization of activity-based education, Faisalabad has taken up the responsibility to bring fun into maths and science.
 
Faisalabad Science Festival invites students from public and private schools and universities to attend and participate. Local organizations working on science and maths will also be exhibiting different tech-based ways to bridge the gap between curriculum and practical. The festival also expects participation from the local businesses and politicians.

Resource People: 
Exhibitor
Hafiz Muhammad Rizwan
Science Communicator
Exhibitor
Khadim Mehmood
Science Communicator

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

Workshop on Astrolabe Making

Rediscovering an old scientific tradition in Lahore
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Lahore Astronomical Society

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
27 February, 2018
Time: 
2 to 6 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
28 February, 2018
Time: 
2 to 6 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society, Lahore Astronomical Society and the Ali Institute of Education are organizing a Workshop on Astrolabe Making Workshop at the Ali Institute of Education on 27th and 28th February, 2018.

An astrolabe is an ancient astronomical computer for solving problems related to time and the position of the sun and stars in the sky. Astrolabes are used to show how the sky looks at a specific space at a given time. It is a primitive device and the astrolabe was highly developed in the Islamic world by 800. it was introduced to Europe from Islamic Spain (al-Andalus) in the early twelfth century. It was the most popular astronomical instrument till mid-seventeenth century. 

Astrolabe making is a dead scientific art which once revolutionized astronomy in the medieval ages. At a time, half of the world's astrolabes were produced in Lahore. To revive this lost scientific tradition among our local scientists and historians of science and technology, three experts from Holland will visit Pakistan and supervise the workshop.

Registration:

Note that registration is required to attend this workshop. Here is the link to registration page. The fee is Rs. 2000.

Resource People: 
Instructor
Tom Reijngoudt
Instructor
Jan Pieter Hogendijk
Instructor
Willem Frederik de Graaf

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!

4th Annual Science Exhibition - Tareen Education Foundation

Changing Mindsets Through Science
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Tareen Education Foundation

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
08th December, 2017
Time: 
09:00 am
Venue: 
12-MPR Shuja Abad Road, Lodhran
Date: 
09th December, 2017
Time: 
09:00 am
Venue: 
12-MPR Shuja Abad Road, Lodhran
Abstract: 

Tareen Education Foundations's Fourth Annual Science Exhibition will be held on 8th and 9th December. In this exhibition, robotics will be introduced for the very first time in an effort towards building maker spaces in government schools. Over 30 Government High Schools and Higher Secondary Schools, and an audience of about 600 people including students, teachers, school heads, parents, government officials and representatives of print and elecronic media are expected.

The Khwarizmi Science Society is a co-partner and collaborator of the Fourth Science Exhibition, Lodhran. 

Resource People: 
Resource Person
Hafiz Muhammad Rizwan
Resource Person
Yasir Iqbal
Supplementary Documents: 

Lahore Science Mela 2018

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
27/01/2017
Time: 
09:00
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education
Date: 
28/01/2018
Time: 
09:00
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education
Abstract: 

The Lahore Science Mela 2018 is a science fest organized by the Khwarizmi Science Society. showcased inventions, discoveries, experiments, science models and artifacts recieved from all parts of Pakistan. It will be an opportunity to engage all citizens, especially the children in celebrating science. Our focus is on the wonder aspects of practical science accomplished through practical activities such as hands-on games and experiments that will appeal to our young boys and girls. There is no entry fee and the Mela will remain open for all citizens of Pakistan.

Investing in our Children's Future

KSS participates in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Science Popularization
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Elementary and Secondary Education Department (E&SE) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has planned to organize a week long summer camp across all 25 districts of the province. Along with training around 83,000 primary school teachers, the department has embarked upon providing a fun yet informative environment to the students for a week.

 

We are pleased to inform our Khwarizmi family that we, along with more than 10 other organizations, will be a part of this summer camp. This will be our contribution in this collective effort to provide better school environment, especially to learn science and maths. The government and non-government agencies will work in synergy so that every child across the province gets the opportunity to learn something out of his/her textbook, to learn something by experimentation.

 

The summer camp will be held simultaneously in 60 government schools across the province from 7th August, 2017 to 14th August 2017. Khwarizmi Science Society plans to visit five schools from 7th August to 10th August, 2017. Our team will be covering Peshawar and Kohat during the four-day long trip. 

 

We, at Khwarizmi Science Society, hope to continue such collective efforts in order to normalize critical thinking among the teacher and the students.

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
7th August, 2017
Venue: 
Government High School, Jogiwara, Peshawar
Date: 
8th August, 2017
Venue: 
Government Girls High School No. 1 and Government Girls High School No. 2, Kohat
Date: 
9th to 10th August, 2017
Venue: 
Government High School No. 2 and Government High School No. 3, Kohat

"Science Rerhi" - Science on Wheels

International Museum Day
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
17 May, 2017
Time: 
12 pm - 03 pm
Venue: 
Koh-i-Noor Housing Society, Qainchi, Amer Sadhu, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society commemorates the International Museum Day by taking science to the streets. A small science museum in the form of a Science Cart or Rerhi will be strolled around to celebrate science and to involve the passers-by. Our intent is to introduce the idea of a Mobile Science Museum. Join us on the International Museum Day and witness the first event of the series: Power of Science on Wheels.