Author: Ms. Rana Tarannum, IT Department
Students from IT department attended the Conference Programme at Sultan Qaboos University on 19 November 2019. The programme was organized by the Oman Mathematics Committee on the occasion of Oman Mathematics Day 5.
IT Department faculty member Ms. Rana Tarannum accompanied the students on the trip to SQU. The programme started at 9:00 am sharp with a welcome Speech by the Oman Mathematics Committee. A video based on different educational activities by OMC was shown. After that, there was a talk given by Dr. Magda Al Hinai of the Conference Organizing Committee.
A session was conducted on the ‘Role of Mathematics in Industrial Revolution 4’ by Dr. Huda Salim Al Suhaily from HCT, Oman. She gave a clear explanation about upcoming technologies like Artificial Intelligence, IOT, Virtual Reality, etc., all of which depend on Mathematics.
Students also attended the Paper Presentation on ‘Fostering the Development of a Capacity for doing Mathematics: The Role of Technology in developing Mathematical Practices, Mathematics Processes and Structural Thinking’ by Prof. Heid, Mary Kathleen from The Pennsylvania state University, USA.
Overall, students found the sessions very informative and enjoyable.