The Science and Math programme of Asian University for Women (AUW) is set to organise the fourth National Conference on Natural Sciences and Technology (NCNST) between March 24-25 this year. NCNST aims to update the latest research advances in STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), as well as provide a social platform for researchers.
"STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators, leading to new products and processes that sustain our economy. To be able to succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to be able to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels far beyond what was considered acceptable even a couple of decades ago," says Montaha Chowdhury, Publicity Convener for the event.
This year's conference will focus on four different themes: biosciences and biotechnology, environmental sciences, information and communications technology, and public health. Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmed, Country Representative of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and Haseena Khan, Professor at the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, are among the many renowned personalities who will be attending NCNST this year.
There will also be a panel on women in science considering current opportunities and challenges for women in science and why women leave STEM fields.