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Pakistan Science Club

By: Qamar Raza, Uploaded: 7th October 2010



There is an ever-growing need in Pakistan for development on every level, from the most basic to the most advanced. This need can only be met if the country produces enough technical manpower, which is then given resources to fight the challenges ahead. Keeping in mind this need, an organization named Pakistan Science Club emerged, which aims to promote a scientific culture throughout the nation, to encourage innovation and scientific research and to provide a platform for the common man in terms of awareness, support and opportunities.

Science comes from the Latin word scientia, meaning knowledge. Mostly it is classified into two main groups. Natural sciences are which study natural phenomena, and social sciences, which study human behavior and societies. The information or knowledge gained by these two groups are based on observation, experience or experimentation and is capable of being tested for its validity by other researchers working under the same conditions.

Technology is the usage and/or knowledge of the tools, methods or techniques of organization, technologies significantly affect human’s as well as other animal’s ability to control and adapt to their natural environments. Human use of the technology began with the conversion of natural resources into simple tools.

Man, powered by his imagination and curious character, has wondered the mechanisms of nature since from the beginning of time. This pursuit for the truth, the very ways in which his surrounding works, has led to many a scientific discoveries and innovations.

Since the art of making fire and creating handcrafted tools, our civilization has come a long way. Science and technology are making advances at an incredible rate since the 20th century. From telephones to the Internet, calculators to computers, cars to rockets and satellites, we are submerged in a sea of discoveries and inventions made possible by Science. Fields like Medicine and communications have made inroads into our cultures and thus our lifestyles.

The current situation in the Pakistan is that fewer and fewer of its citizens are being trained in technical/scientific backgrounds like scientists and doctors while scientific education in rest of the world like Europe, North America and Asia are on the rise. The amount of science being taught at the educational level across the country is dangerously dropping. Science in this country is clearly taking a back seat to the other occupations such as business, sports, and other disciplines.

To root out these problems and to work on a progressive level, PSC has embarked on a mission to make people aware of the importance of science and technology, its benefits and the nations urgent need for her technical manpower. PSC aims to target children till grade 12 and is also working to establish a research wing above the grade 12 level plus an awareness campaign year round. Also, weekly discussion groups are held and lectures and papers are offered at different places. PSC aims to provide a scientific and working environment for the local public where they will be able to collaborate among them selves and other institutions via PSC exchanging innovative ideas and creative mindsets as PSC also looks forward for collaboration with other organizations.

The members will be informed of the latest research around the globe frequently and discussions will be held on every topic, analyzing and taking into account the pros and cons of each. Furthermore, the problems Pakistan is facing will also be discussed at a higher degree and innovative ideas and solutions will be encouraged and suggested to the government for approval and implementation.

Pakistan Science Club was born as an idea in 2007 and became a reality on 8th of August 2008 by the continual efforts of Mr. Abdul Rauf who stands as the President and Founder of PSC with Mr. Abdul Qadeer as the General Secretary and Syed Mehfooz as the Chief Coordinator, with the rest of the staff under general hierarchy of the club.

The past projects of PSC include a humanoid robot, bio-gas plant, wind turbine, travel wind mobile charger, hovercraft, solar cooker, bio sand filter (water purifier) and a recycled plastic bottle solar water heater. The current research is being done in relation to renewable energy, mostly on wind and solar/thermal and recycling.

Pakistan Science Club welcomes everyone to come join hands and be a part of this scientific endeavor which will InshaAllah create a door of opportunities for the common man to take his journey of science and technology to new heights and will also provide information of scholarships, grants and other opportunities regarding education and the job market being offered worldwide and will have contact with both, the government and the industry to yield beneficial products for the welfare of humanity.

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Story first published: 7th October 2010




 
 


 
 

 

 






 
 

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