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The IEEE Educational Activities Board, IEEE Hyderabad Section, and the B.M. Birla Science Centre in Hyderabad, India announce an international symposium on the creation, development, implementation and dissemination of museum exhibits on engineering, computing, applied science and technology. These exhibits are targeted for audiences of ages 8 to 18.  Held at the B.M. Birla Science Centre, the Symposium will concentrate on the development of museum exhibits that, in addition to their intrinsic intellectual and educational value, are modular, replicable, transportable, and affordable.  

The B.M. Birla Science Centre houses a Museum of Science and Technology serving about 80,000 pre-university students each year.  Recently, a wing of exhibits developed by IEEE volunteers was inaugurated at the museum which houses 13 interactive exhibits focusing on engineering technology and computing. Included in the museum space is a space-travel mockup vehicle called E-Scientia. E-Scientia provides participatory engagement of pre-university students in an interactive environment where various technical challenges are posed during a simulated space flight.

The Symposium will include paper and poster presentations; round tables; guided tours of the B.M. Birla Science Centre newly-established IEEE Exhibits hall; and hands-on experience with the E-Scientia exhibit.   

Target audiences for the Symposium are:

  • Educators in the engineering, computing, applied science, and technology who are interested in developing cost-effective museum exhibits and exposing students to the museum experience
  • Directors, curators, and staff of science and technology museums
  • IEEE volunteers interested in working with local museums on the development and implementation of cost-effective museum exhibits

A limited number of stipends for covering travel and registration costs will be made available to IEEE volunteers and museum representatives who are working together (or plan to work together) on museum exhibits.  Please refer to Travel and Registration Stipends

CALL FOR PAPERS

Interested authors are invited to submit papers for oral presentation and posters.  Desired topics include:

  • Existing, planned and proposed museum exhibits on engineering, computing, applied science and technology
  • Reviews of relevant efforts and activities as it relates to informal science education;
  • Presentations on exhibit development policy and planning; and
  • Description of test cases and collaborations. 

See Paper Submission Guidelines

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS

Workshops should provide a forum for the discussion of applicable matters. These are to be half-day events. Topics should focus on an in-depth session on existing, planned or proposed museum exhibits on engineering, computing, applied science and technology. 

See Workshop Submission Guidelines

CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS

Special sessions offer participants opportunities to explore particular issues in greater depth in interactive settings. The special session facilitators structure the agenda and interactions. Special sessions are intended to provide presenters and participants collaborative learning experiences. Desired topics include:

  • Existing, planned and proposed museum exhibits on engineering, computing, applied science and technology
  • Reviews of relevant efforts and activities as it relates to informal science education;
  • Presentations on exhibit development policy and planning; and
  • Description of test cases and collaborations. 

See Special Session Submission Guidelines