Peshawar, May 14, 2019 (PPI-OT): Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology organized national design, build and flying competition (DBFC) with collaboration of STEM Careers Program, a project of Higher Education Commission (HEC). The STEM Careers project encourages the talented students of the country to come forward and play their due role in achieving technological breakthroughs.
Prof. Dr. Masroor Ikram, Director Academics, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad and head of STEM Careers project was chief guest in the prize distribution ceremony. Nosherwan Arshad, AIAA’s president said that after short listing 18 teams participated in the competition.
The speakers said that there is no dearth of talent in our country and young engineers just need an ideal platform and financial support to display their skills and contribute to the progress of the nation.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Masroor said that the competition provided a golden opportunity to young engineers of different universities to design, build and fly their remote control aircrafts, display their skills, test knowledge and practical work.
He said that STEM project is basically aimed to discover the youth hidden talent and support competent students who could play their due role through utilization of power of contemporary knowledge.
Prof Dr. S M Ahmad, Dean Faculty of Mechanical Engineering said that in the next competition the students should strive to further improve their innovative approach and make vigorous efforts for bringing more result-oriented changes in design, building and flying.
Dr. Shoaib Salamat, Wing Commander, Pakistan Air Force, said that assembling of young talent on a platform was a great achievement because they could easily learn from each other and exchange knowledge in such gatherings.
Yasir Mahmood, coordinator of DBFC said that participating teams were told that first they should design and built their aircrafts and finally participate in flying contest. “In the last few years we have seen great improvement in all three areas of the contest,” he said.
The team of College of Aeronautical Engineering, Risalpur team stood first, NED Karachi second and GIK Institute team third. The top team got a reward of Rs 80,000, second Rs 60,000 and third Rs 45,000. There were also two consolation awards of Rs 22500 each, given to teams of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro and GIK Institute. Prof. Masroor gave away prizes to winners and certificates to participating teams.
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