Seiyun to host 2003 Science Conference [Archives:2003/664/Local News]

September 1 2003

Abdo Moqbil Al-Sabiri
Sanaa, August 31 – Yemeni Scientific Research Foundation (YSRF), is expected to hold the 2003 Science Conference in Seiyun on October 11-13, 2003.
Working papers on various branches of science are to be discussed during the conference such as, medicine, agriculture, biology, geology, chemistry, engineering and energy sources, environmental and marine sciences, mathematics and computer science, physics and meteorology.
Other scientific activities are scheduled to be conducted during the conference including a training workshop for scientific news editors of Yemeni magazines and newspapers.
Around 20 participants representing different local papers and magazines are to take part in the training course.
Mr. Richard Stone, the trainer and the European Science Magazine editor is to train participating journalists.
Dr. Mahfoud S. Abdullah, the Secretary-General of the conference confirmed that the training course would greatly contribute in dealing with problems in scientific reporting and news coverage, adding that such training courses will be of great significance to promote the overall efficiency and capabilities of those editors in scientific news coverage and reporting.