On Tuesday September 17, 2013, the Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad, organized its fifth ‘Open House’. The students of the Aerospace Engineering, Communication Systems Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering enthralled the visitors by displaying their ‘Senior Design Projects’.
Guests who visited the Open House included a large number of people belonging to the academia, prestigious R&D organizations and representatives of industry. People praised the innovative and useful projects reflecting the research skills displayed by the students.
The guests mingled with the students and appreciated their creativity and the grip on their subjects that the students displayed while explaining their projects. The Open House achieved its purpose as the representatives of the industry and R&D organizations interviewed many potential students. A total of 54 projects were displayed on the occasion.
IST maintains very close collaboration with the industry. This collaboration has helped develop a culture of research and development. The industry poses its problems to the students who then work to find workable and practicable solutions thus strengthening the norm of research which is vital for any country to join the ranks of the developed countries of the world.
The event holds special significance for R&D organizations and people from the industry as they get a chance of to analyze the students’ skills of analyzing a problem and giving a workable solution. The assessment of these skills helps in identifying potential employees from the graduating batch.
Vice Chancellor IST, Engineer Imran Rahman, congratulated the students on their fine show and thanked the guests for visiting the event and encouraging the students.