In keeping with the tradition, forty curious young minds from various schools and colleges of Islamabad and Rawalpindi region were subjected to the wonder of applied bioscience, through the second leg of NUST BioReach Society (NBIOS) High School Outreach program held in collaboration with Pak-US Alumni Network (PUAN), at the Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences, National University of Sciences and Technology, H-12 sector Islamabad on 30th November 2013 and 1st December 2013.
The two days program was exclusively held to train young thinkers to learn scientific investigation tools. The volunteer team from ASAB consisted of mentors from amongst the senior students and faculty members who gave lectures and laboratory demonstrations on molecular biology and microbiology. After the introductory lectures the participants were given the chance to implement the learned facts, as they were given demonstrations on bacterial cell culturing, antibiotic activity screening, DNA extraction and gel electrophoresis.
According to the young participants this new methodology of learning was an exhilarating experience, as their radiant faces reflected their thoughts, “what we studied in books, we performed it practically”.
The two day outreach programme ended with a certificate distribution ceremony for the participants, mentors and teachers. The chief guest Director Student Affairs NUST, Brig. Mahmud Bajwa and the Principal ASAB Dr. Peter John marked this session as a service to the community and to the country and applauded the brilliance of NBIOS organizing body.