Early exposure to science is an important element of producing world class scientists, engineer, physicians, science teachers, business people, and policy makers. To achieve this goal, we are excited and pleased to announce that we have launched ” High School Summer Science Research Program (HSSSRP)” project to create a scientific and research culture at high School level so that future generation going to colleges and Universities is well equipped with scientific tools and expertise.
The purpose of HSSSRP is to promote science at school level and 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. We hope that this experience will encourage our students for science and have positive impact on student interest in careers in science disciplines. This summer Science Research project will engage students early in their education where they will learn from their mentors how they perform cutting edge research, what inspires them and how to pursue science at college and University.
The selected students will be attached with interested research mentors. The research projects may involve experimental, theoretical or computer based research. It is expected that selected students will participate actively in the science projects and learn novel research methods and will complete the projects during summer time. The students will present their research projects at poster as well as oral presentation session at our annual meetings to be held in Fall of each year. The students will obtain key credentials that will help them compete for graduate school, medical school, fellowships, and permanent positions in Pakistan and abroad.
The one way to enter into the list of developed countries is to promote science and technology at all levels in academia and industry. Our young and experienced faculty members working at public and private Universities in Pakistan are the main source of inspiration and hope for our coming generation and future scientists. They are the role model for our kids and young students. They can motivate and inspire our young students at the early stage of their school years. Sometimes a little inspiration from a scientist can change the whole life of a student. We request our faculty members to step up and lead our coming generation to the 21th century. It is a community service and all of us to pay back to our community. We have to make a transition from living a life to making a life. We hope that our faculty members will take a lead and take our students to 21th century.