The Department of Science and Technology - Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical System Division (ICPSD) organised a Faculty Development Programme (FDP) at the Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science (KITS) that started on Thursday.Professor K. Ashoka Reddy of KITS said that the FDP titled “Advances in Internet of Things” would continue till December 22. The programme was inaugurated by Kakatiya University registrar K. Purushotham and NIT professor P. Radha Krishna.Mr. Purushotham exhorted the faculty to keep themselves abreast with the latest developments in their respective disciplines. “Unless the teacher is equipped properly, quality education cannot be given to students. In the age of competition, teachers should first learn. Learning should be a continuous activity,” he said. “Unlike in the past, technology is changing rapidly now,” he observed. Prof. P. Radha Krishna said that the objective of the FDP was to provide a platform to build a … [Read more...] about ‘Teachers should upgrade them to technology’
Ecumenical roundtable on science technology and the church
When I was growing up — in fact, when a lot of us pre-millennials were growing up — the year 2020 represented the future. It was, in a sense, humanity's destination. That may have had something to do with futurist theory. But it may just as well have been something far more arbitrary, like the fact that the numeric alliteration "twenty-twenty" scans and sounds... well… like the future. Or perhaps it was about 2020 vision, the idea of seeing things clearly. Seeing and feeling the future vividly. Like a place you want to be. Read more: Why every brain needs a user's manual As a child I never thought I'd ever get there. I've always thought the future is inherently, always, in front of me. And out of reach. But that's all moot now. We're mere weeks away from the future that once was. The year 2020. And it's for that reason that the first book I've selected for my Christmas stocking list of science books is one that was originally published in 1970. Future Shock by … [Read more...] about Save your Christmas — read books about science
Politburo member and Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh (R) and Alexander H. Rogers, Executive Vice President of Qualcomm Incorporated. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Politburo member and Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh has called on the US-based Qualcomm Incorporated to continue assisting Vietnam in developing its technology eco-system. Binh, who is Secretary of the Party Central Committee, made the call while receiving Alexander H. Rogers, Executive Vice President of Qualcomm Incorporated, in Hanoi on December 12. The Party official spoke highly of the group’s contributions to Vietnam’s economic development over the past 15 years, especially in the field of science and technology. Qualcomm has coordinated with Vietnamese ministries, departments, electronic and telecom groups to establish a research and development centre in Hanoi, carry out the Qualcomm Vietnam … [Read more...] about Qualcomm asked to support Vietnam’s technology eco-system
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