HYDERABAD: The STEM International Conference was held at St. Francis College for Women, Begumpet recently. It was organised by the Faculty of Science in collaboration with the American Corner, Hyderabad. The conference offered an impressive array of guest lectures and seminars by both National and International speakers. It covers a wide range of topics from innovations in the field of science and technology to the various ongoing researches held in the country and abroad. The programme aimed to educate the attendees, which included students, researchers, various college faculty members and science enthusiasts.
The day witnessed the launch of the First-ever Edition of the Spectrum, Science club of St Francis College, Newsletter – PRISM. The future editions of Progressive Research in Spectrum Manoeuver (PRISM) will be available biannually as an E – newsletter.
The afternoon line-up included a guest lecture on Astrobiology – The search for life in the Universe – by Dr. Henry Throop, Senior Scientist with the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The next speaker of the day was G. Prasad, Professor of the Department of Physics, Osmania University. The topic of his seminar was ‘Ferroelectric Multi-functional Materials’ wherein he discussed the properties of piezo, pyro and ferroelectric materials.
The second day witnessed a diverse range of topics, starting with Dr. Supriya Tilvi. She is a Senior Scientist (CSIR) at the Institute of Oceanography, Goa. Her guest lecture focused on the Bio-Active Compounds available through the chemical diversity seen in Marine Organisms.
The last segment was a workshop conducted by the Founder and CEO of the famous Hyderabad start-up – Health Sutra – Sai Krishna Popuri. In his session, he explained the significance of eating the indigenous grains – Millets’. On the fifth day, the morning session comprised of a guest lecture by Tata Narasinga Rao on the topic – ‘Applications of Nanomaterials’. Karthikeyan Vasudevan.The conference gave a one-of-a-kind platform for the science enthusiasts to explore the ever-evolving and fast-growing world of STEM.