MTC participates at the Oman Science Festival
The Ministry of Technology and Communications is taking part in the Oman Science Festival, which had started, in its second version under the theme of “the Fourth Industrial Revolution -Unlimited Technologies.” The event is taking place at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center from the 4th to the 8th of November. Many scientific entities from Oman and abroad are participating in this event to showcase the most prominent modern technologies in various scientific fields like physics, chemistry, mathematics, astronomy, technology and virtual reality.
Through its participation, the ministry aims to introduce new technologies in the educational sector. It also aims to enhance how these technologies are used in delivering projects and science to different people in the society in a direct, easy and interactive way.
Sas Center for Virtual Reality (VR) and Sas Center for Entrepreneurship are representing the ministry at the festival through various activities. Sas VR gives its visitors lessons on building electric circuits and showcasing the center’s experience with interactive stories. In addition to presenting a workshop on using the virtual reality and 3D technologies. Sas center for entrepreneurship participates with its incubated companies, including Wathiq that is an eLearning platform and Space Tech, which specialize in astronomy. Moreover, Oman CERT participated with a workshop on information security and an educational program on decoding.
This festival aims to encourage students in schools, universities and academic institutions all over Oman to innovate and encourage creativity in the fields of science and technology. This will help prepare them for rapid developments in the world and will improve education outcomes. Moreover, the festival aims to face the challenges related to spreading science and interactive technology and to create a generation that is interested in these fields and that would help increase the pace of these developments.