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What is STEM Careers Programme and NSTC ?

STEM Careers Program, a joint venture of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (PIEAS) to inspire the potential youth of the nation to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Besides, STEM teams also represent Pakistan in International Science Olympiads (ISOs) in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics organized across the world, exhibiting the natural talent of the country in these competitions through NSTC. National Science Talent Contest is an extension of the National Physics Talent Contest (NPTC) launched in 1995. The first ever International participation of Pakistan Team was in the 32nd International Physics Olympiads that was held in Anatalya, Turkey in 2001. The performance of the Pakistani Students was quite encouraging in that Olympiad as one of its team member won an honorable mention and also got the best performance award for the first time participating country.  Later in 2003, the subsequent encouraging performance of Pakistan teams led us to extend this Programme to Biology, Mathematics, and Chemistry with the generous support of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and since then, Pakistani Teams are regularly participating in these annual International Science Olympiads across the world and won altogether 109 medals including Silver(04), Bronze(57), Honorable Mention (45), Merit Certificate (01) & Special Awards (02).

STEM Mission

  • The National Science Talent Contest (NSTC) is a regular annual event since 2003. It is an extension of the National Physics Talent Contest (NPTC), which was initiated by PlEAS in 1995. It strives to vitalize science education at the intermediate level, a crucial stage for professional career choices.
  • NSTC, and earlier NPTC, won national and international recognition for the country by winning silver and bronze medals and honorable mentions. The participants of this Contest are selected and groomed through a rigorous process.

It has The following Contests:

    • National Physics Talent Contest
    • National Chemistry Talent Contest
    • National Mathematics Talent Contest
    • National Biology Talent Contest

National Engineering Competition (NEC) is being launched on a pilot scale this year under the umbrella of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Careers Programme, a joint venture of PIEAS and HEC. Some other activities that are being carried out under this programme are National Science Contests in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. These Contests, an extension of the National Physics Talent Contest that was initiated by PAEC in 1995 under the directive of the then President, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, are meant to groom the youth for the nation for participation in International Olympiad in these fields.

National Engineering Robotics Contest is a joint project of National University of Sciences and Technology, STEM Careers Programme and Pakistan Science Foundation, to promote research in robotics and its related fields in Pakistan. We, from the Department of Mechatronics Engineering, CEME NUST, welcome you all to participate in 16th National Engineering Robotics Contest (NERC 2018).

DBFC is part of the National Engineering Competitions of the STEM organized by GIK to groom the youth by providing an excellent opportunity to the students and faculty from multiples disciplines to involve in the creative activities involved in Design, Build and Fly in collaboration with professionals involved in flying. The aim of such competition is to encourage the youth and to hunt the talent to ultimately take them to international level competitions in the years to come.

Give your children a new way for there career through STEM