LSS is a flagship event concerned with the promotion of scientific research on all levels of the academic society. Through its versatile activities, it seeks to ignite the spirit of scientific research in students from schools and colleges, so that this stratum of society can contribute towards the unceasing cycle of innovation and development.
LSS is the sole initiative of SPADES—Society for the Promotion and Development of Engineering and Sciences. With the progressive mission of promoting the countless realms of sciences and engineering, Spades is a society that stands to kindle the spark of scientific innovation in students from all over the country. It firmly believes in the idea that societal progression can only be achieved through innovative developments in these fields.
SPADES’s initiative of introducing the LUMS Science Symposium stems from the educational environment that the LUMS community fosters in its members. The university, through its amicable atmosphere, encourages scientific inquiry and research. LUMS cultivates a culture that harbors love and strength, allowing people to connect and share ideas in unprecedented ways.
SPADES took this initiative with the main aim of promoting the passion for scientific research and inquiry in Schools, Colleges, and Universities. It is our firm belief that by allowing students of schools and colleges to engage in university-level research, we can inculcate in them the spirit of seeking scientific solutions to modern-world issues; The idea is to equip an entire generation with the tools necessary to excel in the fields of science. It is a proven fact that experiential learning goes beyond the conventional means of acquiring knowledge. Such initiatives would, therefore, also ensure that our younger generation can contribute profusely to the socio-economic progress of this country.
Research, I believe is the only means of salvation we are left with. Research is what has given humanity the necessary breakthroughs that it needed to not only raise its living standards but quite fundamentally to ensure its survival. From coming up with vaccines for small pox to landing on the moon. From bullet trains to building air crafts that travel at the speed of sound. From humanoid robots to nanobots being used in pharmaceuticals. All these have been a product of unprecedented research but unfortunately this research culture is not so much prominent or catered to in our society. Our main aim was to provide you, the students a platform of your own, not endorsed by multinational companies from the west but an institution that has been a developmental hub for the most cutting-edge technology and presenting breakthrough research. LUMS with LSS is here to give your work the voice and light that it deserves. If I can play even a little part in bringing about the change that we so desperately need as a nation and a society then I think I’d have lived a lifetime of pure joy. Cheers to brand new ideas! Cheers to innovation! Cheers to you! Looking forward to witness all of you in all your glory!
The LUMS Science Symposium is something that has been born out of our vision of ability of man to create something out of nothing and to excel and break boundaries by the way of trial and error. The event itself is something that is research oriented and is a step in the unknown wild and we can just hope that we land on something that can actually bring a change into this world and is a eureka moment for us! The one thing that motivates me to actually bring this event into the world is that one day in the future this event can actually bring a positive change and can give a platform to people of Pakistan and abroad to actually research and use science to improve the lives of millions of people. Our School of Science and Engineering at LUMS is the greatest institute that is highly invested in research and promotions of engineering sciences and I think this society and this place is ideal for an event like the LUMS Science Symposium. You are the change that we need in the society of Pakistan. You can actually take a step forward into the unknown and explore and move beyond what we have already conquered. Come to the LUMS Science Symposium and prove yourself!
SPADES family is eager to welcome students from all academic backgrounds to this auspicious event. LUMS Science Symposium provides an unparalleled opportunity, to undergraduates and other students, of showcasing their innovative research ideas and testing their own mettle. The event entails knowledge-based interaction between experts and students, allowing all to broaden the scope of their minds. The learning experience being offered at LSS stands to augment the participants’ personal skillset. It is high time our student bodies started playing their role in the development of this country’s intellectual capital.