STEM FOR ALL
How do we make STEM education relevant and accessible for all, considering learners' different profiles and socio-economic backgrounds.
AAROBOTEC, EGB4 Technologies and Lahore College for Women University are co-hosting an online panel discussion to learn from each other how to help students with STEAM Education best practices. We intend to identify relevant grassroots programs for implementation in each country. These will help non-tech background students from various socio-economic segments to gain skills that will prepare them for the era of Digital Transformation and how it is affecting the Future of Work globally.
Join Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97311261063
on May 27th, 2021 starting at 10 am Austin TX, US; 5 pm Harare, Zimbabwe; 7 pm Dubai, UAE; 8 pm Lahore, Pakistan time.
Motivating and retaining students in STEM subjects at school and college is a challenge everywhere in the world. This results in a shortage of STEM graduates in the workforce, including qualified STEM teachers, doctors, software engineers etc, simultaneously creating an oversupply of low-skilled population with lower earning potential and quality of life as well as holding back a country's economic growth.
It is observed by educators around the world including Pakistan that learners of different backgrounds, interests and aptitudes have different responses to the teaching methods used. What is missing in many educational institutions are more engaging techniques that can help in making the STEM subjects easier and more interesting for students, leading to lower drop-out rates and stronger bonding of a larger student body with STEM careers.
We are suggesting creating a Project 'STEM For All' under which we will jointly develop practical tools for educators to use to make their teaching of STEM subjects more effective for all kinds of learners.
To start with, we need to identify the specific causes as well as best practices and ideas. To kickoff this project, we propose holding a panel discussion with educators who have experience in this context.
NASA Aeronautics STEM Integration Lead and Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow
Dr Asma Shahid Kazi
Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary and Teacher Education, Faculty of Education at Lahore College for Women University
Her research interests include Teachers’ Professional Development, Blended Learning, Integrated Curriculum Design among others
Dr Bushra naeem
Associate Professor and the Head of Information Technology Department at Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta
Outstanding performance in organizing webinars in pandemic, IEEE Karachi Section AGM, 2021
IEEE Region 10 Women in Engineering, personality of month, June 2019
Chair, IEEE Women in Engineering, WIE AG Karachi section, Pakistan (2019,2020)
Best Ambassador Award, by the Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE), UAE, Feb 2019
Exemplary IEEE Branch Counsellor Award, IEEE Karachi Section AGM, 26 Jan 2019
Best IEEE Branch Counsellor Award, IEEE Pakistan Student Congress (PSYWSC), November 2018
dr Syeda Sadia Fatima
Assistant Professor at Aga Khan University
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Year II Chair office of the undergraduate medical education
Fellow-Higher Education Academy (UK), 2020
PhD in Physiology, University of Karachi, Pakistan, 2016
MPhil in Physiology, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Pakistan, 2012
MBBS, Jinnah Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan, 2004
Flipped Learning Global Initiative Certificates [Level I, Level II and Differentiation Specialist
Diabetes/Insulin resistance/Insulin Secretion
Reproductive and Feto-Maternal Health
Medical Education/ Flipped Classroom/ Team Based Learning.
Life Member Pakistan Physiological Society (PPS).
Life Member the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DoHAD).
Life Member of the Pakistan Biological Safety Association (PBSA).
Awards and honors
Outstanding educator award in 2018
Outstanding teacher’s award in 2017
Outstanding researcher of the year award in 2014
Best Paper presentation award at 1st National Symposium on Medical Sciences, Spirituality and Mental Health, UMDC in collaboration with DUHS in 2015
Best Poster award at 5th Biennial Conference of South Asian Association of Physiologist (SAAP), Kathmandu University, Nepal in 2016
Best Paper award at 6th Biennial South Asian Association of Physiologists & 16th Biennial Pakistan Physiological Society conference Lahore, Pakistan in 2018
Dr aqsa shabbir
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization, at Lahore College for Women University
Dr maria anjum
Assistant professor in computer science department, Lahore College for Women University
Head, School of Linguistics, Soft-Skill Trainer, Greenwich University, Karachi
Engineer sana ziafat
Assistant Professor Department of Computer Engineering University of Engineering and Technology Taxila
Focused on outcome based education
She has supervised several students projects related to Database Managements systems and has collaborated with various companies / software development centers for student’s projects. Recently, she has signed MOU with BMGM consulting group in Korea.
She is working as Departmental Representative for PEC accreditation process. Working as active outcome based education team member since 2018.
Professional Teacher Trainer and Faculty Member in the Department of Elementary and Teacher Education, Faculty of Education, at Lahore College for Women University
Professional Teacher Trainer
STEAM Pedagogy and Maker Culture Enthusiast
Project Based Approach to Research and Teaching
Year 2 MBBS student at Aga Khan University (Class of 2024)
medical student's voice
technology in medical curriculum
achievements, roles and interests
•President of Scimath Society- A levels
•Research Mentor at Society of Promotion in innovative and Education (S.P.I.E) in Aga Khan University
•Founder of Team Robotics in the MedTech Wing of Society for Promotion of Innovation in Education at Aga Khan University
She likes to paint.
Her favorite actors include Benedict Cumberbatch, Steve Carell, Tom Hanks, and the list goes on.