As the theme portrays, the iSTEAMS conference is a multidisciplinary and collaborative research and practice forum that seeks to explore how new, innovative and emerging forms of technologies can aid research, practices and development in different spheres of human endeavours. The objective is to emphasize collaborative and multidisciplinary research as a paradigm shift that can better address the myriads of socio-economic, political, scientific, infrastructural and human capital development challenges posed to the world today. iSTEAMS offers a nexus for discourses, debates, dialogues and presentations on novel approaches that engage digital tools and related strategies as pragmatic measures through which the dividends of a digital-driven age can be realized.
This conference will definitely contribute towards the creation of a future generation of researchers, technocrats and practitioners that are result-oriented, highly skilled, socially relevant and capable of applying knowledge for the resolution of social and technological problems. Justifiably, ABUAD has taken giant strides and leadership in teaching and research endeavors – iSTEAMS Research nexus will assist in further establishing and promoting this trend and defining pathways to excellence. Afe Babalola University is equally committed to transforming students into expert thinkers, innovative managers and resourceful citizens in all fields of learning. iSTEAMS Conference will propel these ideals by providing a platform for synergistic activities between ABUAD and other world class institutions by attracting world class researchers, experts, academic and practitioners and by extension extend our University’s culture of excellence, innovation and creativity through the iSTEAMS conference components such as seminars, workshops, parallel paper presentation sessions, demos, symposiums and training workshops that provide opportunities for sharing knowledge and research outcomes.
We therefore join our voices with that of founder, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN, OFR, CON), the Board of Trustee, the entire University community, inclusive of teaching faculties, non-teaching staff and students to welcome you to a green, serene and safe campus, a well-stocked library, state-of-the-art laboratories an excellent road network, a fledging college of medical sciences and an award winning University on several platforms. Your participation will enrich the diversity of perspectives and contents to be presented and your invaluable experience, insight and contributions will add to what is potentially a very important gathering of pragmatic researchers, practitioners and professionals .
Welcome to Afe Babalola University, welcome to Ado Ekiti and to our international participants, welcome to Nigeria. Good people, Great Nation !
Dr. O.B Longe & Com. Durosinmi Kunle - iSTEAMS Co-ordinators