Punjab Govt. share details of STEM competition for schools

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

17th Jan, 2021. 02:47 pm

The Punjab School Education Department shared on Sunday the details of the first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competition for elementary and high schools across the province.

In a tweet, School Education Punjab said that Participating students are encouraged to submit one minute videos on any of the following themes to win the title of ‘Super Scientists’. Video entries must be submitted via WhatsApp to SDPs of the respective districts.

The themes are:

  • Viruses
  • Calculus
  • Energy
  • Astronomy
  • Area and volume
  • Agriculture
  • Physical science
  • Environment

Video entries can be submitted by Monday, January 18, 2021.

What is STEM education?

STEM Careers Program is a joint venture of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (PIEAS) to inspire the potential youth of the nation to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Besides, STEM teams also represent Pakistan in International Science Olympiads (ISOs) in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics organized across the world, exhibiting the natural talent of the country in these competitions through NSTC.

National Science Talent Contest is an extension of the National Physics Talent Contest (NPTC) launched in 1995. The first ever International participation of Pakistan Team was in the 32nd International Physics Olympiads that was held in Anatalya, Turkey in 2001.

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