MoU signed to support science fairs, research activitiesMarch 6, 2013
KARACHI: Intel Pakistan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, to support Intel Pakistan in holding Science Fairs all over the country.
According to a release issued on Wednesday, the MoU will bring Intel Pakistan and PSF together to work for accelerating the pace and scale of education in Pakistan and will create awareness and promote research in Sciences.
PSF works to promote scientific research and provide funding for research projects in the areas of Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Bio-technology and Genetic Engineering, Chemical Sciences, Information Technology, Mathematical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Earth sciences, Medical sciences and Physics.
The PSF has so far funded 1031 research projects in various fields of Science and Technology and has been supporting Intel in conducting the Intel ISEF affiliated National Science Fairs ever since the inception of the program in Pakistan in the year 2003.
Under this project, PSF will support Intel Pakistan in arranging trainings for science teachers, holding provincial and national science fairs all across Pakistan, including orientation workshops and providing resource persons, mentors and judges, cash awards for the winners, and logistic support wherever possible.
Sharing his thoughts at the occasion, Naveed Siraj, Country Manager Intel Pakistan said, “Intel wholeheartedly believes in the powerful impact of knowledge and its application within our community. We are very excited to be partnering up with Pakistan Science Foundation as this will encourage and inspire next generation of innovators and yield significant positive results not just by enhancing training and educating, but also encouraging students to convert their ideas into reality.”
“Through a sustained public-private partnership with organizations like PSF, we work at international, national, and local level and invest heavily in education programs adapted to address the technological needs of the country.”
Over the years, Intel Pakistan has partnered with and facilitated many public and private sector organizations with programs that increase access to technology – helping people with better education, improved healthcare, and economic opportunity.
Intel has been instrumental in creating innovative new solutions and building a future of opportunity for the youth of Pakistan.