Punjab News Express
MOHALI: A two-day international conference on Advancements in Science and Technology ICAST 2017, sponsored by DRDO and the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST), at the University School of Sciences, Rayat Bahra University, witnessed participation by scientists from overseas.
Dr Ameek Kaur, National University, Singapore, spoke on design thinking for Science and Technology. She stated that there was a need to expose the students to the importance of design thinking for sustainable innovation. She said that developing empathy for the user was an important aspect of developing solutions for better living.
Dr MA Shah, from the Special Centre for Nano Sciences, NIT, Srinagar, speaking on ‘The New Science-Nanotechnology’ said nanotechnology had been making significant contribution in health care, water purification, energy storage and agriculture.
Special sessions on ‘Management and Social Sciences’ and ‘Health Care and Technology’ were organized in which a large number of academicians, researchers and scientists shared their views.
Dr. Sucheta, PEC, Chandigarh on ‘Algebraic Coding Theory and applications’ elaborated the practical applications of coding theory in various areas of science & technology.
Prof. Sandeep Sahijpal, Punjab University, Chandigarh talked about ‘Advancements in Space sciences’.
Dr. V.J.S Vohra, Co-Founder & Sr. Consultant Nevedac Prosthetic Centre enlightened the audiences about ‘Disability empowerment with high technology artificial limbs.
Dr. Neelesh Kumar, Principal Scientist, CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh gave his expert talk on ‘Science & Technology for rehabilitation’.
Dr Raj Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Rayat Bahra University, presiding over the valedictory function stated that ICAST-2017 was based on interdisciplinary approach with scientific concepts, technological evolution and scientific findings.
Prof Harvinder Kaur, Deputy Dean, University School of Sciences, said that today’s life is entirely dependent on science and technology and young generations must indulge in research to explore the secrets behind science.