Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and Pakistan Society for Computational Biology (PSCB) jointly organized “Inaugural Ceremony of “High School Summer Science Research Program (HSSSRP)” at PSF Auditorium on June 9, 2015.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman PSF, was the Chief Guest on this occasion. Representatives from Intel, Pakistan and ECO Science Foundation also participated in the event and interacted with students. It was a great opportunity to attract students towards science. Dr. Muhammad Akram Sheikh, Member Science PSF delivered welcome address and gave a brief introduction of the Foundation’s similar motivational programs for the students. Prof. Dr. Bushra Mirza from Quaid-i-Azam University interacted with young students and highlighted the importance of the event. She also discussed the objectives of the programme and its registration process. She said that purpose of HSSSRP is to promote science at school level and during summer vacations give high school students hands-on research experience by working on research projects with top class research scientists affiliated with public and private universities in different parts of Pakistan.
Dr. Mahmood-ur-Rehaman Ansari General Secretary, PSCB, also spoke on the occasion and gave a motivational talk for the students. He also invited students for participation in the program. Few students spoke on their experiences learned during participation in international forums and discussed the details of their projects.
While talking to audience, Dr. Ashraf motivated the young students for participation in science related activities. He emphasized on inquiry based learning. He also congratulated the organizers for the successful activity.
At the end, shields and certificates were distributed among the winner students who participated in HSSSRP-2014. These students also gave presentations on their projects, which were appreciated by the audience. During the event, students were registered for HSSSRP-2015. Already registered students also attended the event.
This Summer Science Research Program is meant to engage students early in their education where they will learn from their mentors as to how they can conduct cutting edge research and how to pursue science at college and university levels.