Alert: DEADLINE is approaching. Please register ASAP if you are interested. High School Summer Science Program - 2014
The 3rd High School Summer Science Research Program 2014 has been launched by Pakistan Society of Computational Science/Biology (PSCS) by joining hands as partners with ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF), National University of Science & Technology (NUST) and Intel-Pakistan. The applications from High School students of Pakistan and university faculty members as well as scientists of R&D organizations from all over Pakistan and abroad including ECO region are being accepted.
This year, the project leadership has been extended to all provinces of Pakistan and it is expected to get more and more support from the universities and faculty members.
The maximum number of students and faculty members are being accommodated each year to be trained and it is hoped that the number will be increasing in coming years.
The idea behind this program is to involve and connect the students with the faculty members in research where a Research program/Lab is available.
All the selected students will receive Rs.5000 stipend and will be given an opportunity to present their research project in 3rd Computation Science Conference in Oct/Nov 2014. Each project will be evaluated by three different judges and the first, 2nd and 3rd student award winner will get Rs. 50,000, Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 15,000, respectively. There will be few travel grants available for deserving students, too.
It is pertinent to mention that some speakers from abroad like Mr. Edward W. Lempinen, Information officer, The World Academy of Sciences, Italy, Ms. Joanne Manaster, Faculty Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA and Ms. Shireen Gul, Copy editor/staff writer of Illinois Institute of Technology (ITT) USA also made live presentations / video conferencing through skype.
A good number of participants / audience comprising from media, educations and other walks of life was present. Their keen interest in the seminar was evident through questioning and discussion.
Moreover, all the students who would complete the project will be given another opportunity to participate in Inter ISEF 2015 international fair if selected. They will be given an opportunity to travel to USA and compete with rest of the world.
Application process, deadline, stipend information, travel grants and all other information can be found at www.rist.pk and www.pscb.org.pk
Please visit the site and register if you are interested and spread the information among your/colleagues and students.