FAST University’s NaSCon 2017 inspire Pakistan’s future innovators

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7,000 students attend FAST University’s National Solutions Convention (NaSCon) 2017 which promotes critical thinking and problem solving

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The FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences organized the annual ‘National Solutions Convention (NaSCon) 2017’ event.

The three-day event with multiple events aims to inspire Pakistan’s young innovators by promoting critical thinking and problem-solving techniques.

The first NaSCon event was organized in 2001 and since then the event has been the flagship one of the university’s annual social calendar.

FAST University’s NaSCon 2017 was focused on solving the problems of Pakistan, making sense of youth in aligning your passions with your academia to ensure a brighter future.

On the last day of the event, event convener Dr. Mazhar Hussain of the Department of Sciences and Humanities of the National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences concluded the ceremony. He gave away shields, certificates and cash prizes to all winners and runner-ups of the competitions.

NaSCon continued the legacy of providing quality competitions, learning environment and motivation for excellence, he said. Dr. Mazhar said the event brought together and combined the mental prowess of students from all over the country.

According to the organizers, the NaSCon has not only promoted the importance of teamwork but also provided a platform for all the students to test their abilities as it was a student-run mega event offering the best technological and industrial set of opportunities over the years.

This year around 7,000 students from different educational institutes participated in more than 500 teams in different competitions and acquired a rich experience of contesting, learning and participating.

Different university, colleges and educational institutions participated  in the event including Bahauddin Zakariya University, Agricultural University Faisalabad, Government College University, Forman Christian College Lahore, University of Management Sciences, FAST University Lahore, King Edward Medical College, FAST University, Peshawar, University of Sargodha, Gift University, AJ&K University, Rawalpindi Medical College, Air University, COMSATS University, FAST University Faisalabad and Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences.

NaSCon is one of the biggest events that is organized annually by FAST National University, Islamabad campus. This event comprises of Different Computer Science, Engineering, and Business competitions. Teams from all over the country participate in the competitions and show their mettle in various educational, technical and inspirational events.

Salma Khan
Salma writes on topics ranging from education to technology to business. She can be reached at Twitter and Facebook.

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