BioReach Society (NBioS), in collaboration with NUST Administration and Publishing
and Student Affairs (PSA) Directorate, hosted an Outreach program for students
of Al-Falah Public Secondary School from District Ghotki, Sindh, on February 22,
of Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB), School of Civil and
Electrical Engineering (SCEE) and School of Mechanical and Manufacturing
Engineering (SMME) were scheduled as part of the tour. The Outreach Program aimed
to familiarize the students with the opportunities provided by University, and
to give them a brief career counseling session regarding the options available
for them at NUST.
event was inaugurated by representatives of NUST BioReach, ASAB faculty and
administration, welcoming the students and their Principal to NUST.
was an introductory session held in ASAB Auditorium, where president NUST BioReach
society Miss Maarej Khan gave the students a brief overview of NUST, its
campuses and departments, extra-curricular activities held by various
student-run societies and clubs and information about the admission process.
were then divided into two groups and shown some of the labs, namely Plant
Virology Lab and Nano-biotechnology Lab. The lab instructors gave them a short
demo on the purposes of the researches conducted over there. A trip to the
Laboratory Animal House followed, where students were shown lab mice, rabbits
department was NUST Institute of Civil Engineering (NICE), where another
introductory session was held, this time more focused on Civil and
Environmental Engineering and its different aspects.
students were also led to the library where they made themselves right at home
exploring the shelves. Upon seeing their
enthusiasm, a few booklets and brochures were distributed as souvenirs.
Robotics lab of SMME was undoubtedly the most fascinating one for the students.
They clustered eagerly around the models, asking questions while the humanoid
robot (official name) was being calibrated. A short demonstration of the robot
walking and talking was met with extreme excitement. The visit was concluded by
a trip to the CNC lab that contained a 3-D printer and onwards to Department of
Manufacture where students were shown the tools and equipment that are used to
build various parts.
the inevitable completion of the event, refreshments were provided as a hi-tea
in Centre of International Peace and Stability (CIPS). It was followed by an
interactive session where students and executives mingled together, building
rapport and conducting cross cultural exchanges.