Symposium on “STEM Education in Pakistan” during the 15th HONET-ICT International Conference at SEECS-NUST, Islamabad- Pakistan, 9 Oct 2018
A symposium on “STEM Education in Pakistan” was organized on 9 Oct 2018 during the 15th HONET-ICT International Conference entitled; “Symposium on ICT in Education”, 8-9 October 2018 by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (SEECS) of National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Islamabad.
Ms. Nishat Riaz, Director Education British Council Pakistan delivered her keynote address, wherein she emphasized on the significance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in schools and universities for sustainable development in Pakistan. She also highlighted the importance of STEM education for women especially in Pakistan for inclusive growth. Other speakers included; Ms. Nida Athar CEO of STEM School and Pakistan Innovation Foundation, Mr. Shamyl Bin Mansoor the CTO Learn-o-Bots and Ms. Manzil-e-Maqsood, Assistant Professor SEECS; who spoke about their contributions and experiences of non-formal STEM education of Pakistani youth.
President ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro participated in the conference and shared the significance of STEM education for economic development in Pakistan and beyond. Prof. Soomro stressed over the importance of Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) methodologies in STEM education.
A large number of participants including academicians, teacher trainers and students attended the symposium which generated a lengthy discussion on various aspects of learning STEM.