3rd International Festival of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEMFest) 2016, India was successfully organised by STEM Alliance in association with University of Mysore, Global Stem States and CIMGlobal during October 17-20, 2016 at University of Mysore, Managangotri Campus, Mysore, India and thus India successfully concludes hosting of fest ever STEM event in the country. Earlier editions were held at Canada and Malaysia. 10th Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization was also co-located with the STEMFest. Inspired by the overwhelming response, International STEM Alliance has announced the next India edition of the event to be happed in Ahmadabad, Gujarat in collaboration with DAIICT, Gandhinagar.
During 4 days of innovations at STEMFest 2016, the city came alive having witnessed with 9 Technical Sessions, 7 Panel Discussions, 4 Skills Workshops, VC’s Forum, 55 speakers, 20+ sponsors & exhibitors, 1559 delegates and more than 5000 visitors to Education & Technology Exhibition participating leading institutions and R&D organizations, planetarium, museum, robotics companies; demonstration of drones, robots, game developers and App developers summit, Space and Astronomy forum, Career Guidance and many students’ creative and learning activities. This four days tight packed innovation and knowledge exchange festivity during STEMFest 2016 was much talked about, appreciated, inspired the students and set a path ahead for STEM development and learnings in the country.
Prof. K.S. Rangappa, Vice Chancellor, University of Mysore and Chairman LoC said – “it is a matter of pride for us to successfully organize 3rd International STEMFest 2016 in India which was the first event of its kind event happening in the country. Empowering Nation’s future Human Resource –Aligning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education to meet country’s Innovation and developmental needs was the theme STEMFest 2016 and the objective was to bring together experts from academic institutions, industries, research organizations and professionals for sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience in the emerging trends related to advances in STEM Industry and inspire the young talent as well as anyone who is interested or works in STEM – have the opportunity to get involved. STEMFest 2016 has brought many recommendations such as – Rational synergy of science with educational system to be brought in for ensuring growth potential, The Govt R & Ds and universities to take up a scheme of donating old and unused scientific equipment and instruments (like telescope) to under privileged schools for creating interest and motivating youngsters, STEM should strongly recommend the government of India to implement GMO, etc. We have prepared a detailed report of the outcome and recommendations and are going to submit the same to the Govt. “
Few of the keynote talks delivered at STEMFest 2016 were Prof. Surendra Pal, Vice Chancellor, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune,, Dr. B. N. Suresh, Vikram Sarbhai Distinguished Professor, ISRO, Former Member Space Commission, Former Director VSSC, Former Director IIST, Prof. Nader Barsoum, University of Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia, Prof. S. R. Niranjana, Vice Chancellor, University of Gulbarga, Prof. P. Sreekumar, Director, Indian institute of Astrophysics, Prof. K. Byrappa, Vice Chancellor, Mangalore University, Lt General Arjun Ray, CEO, Indus International School, Praveen B Vudoagiri, Founder of Creya Learning and Dr. K.S. Nayak, Deccan Hospitals, Hyderabad.
Further details are available at http://internationalstemfest.com/