Aligarh, March 11: A symposium on “International Collaborations and Prospects for STEM Education and Research” was organized jointly by Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and the Ohio State University (OSU) under the auspices of the APJ Abdul Kalam Center for STEM Education and Research recently.
Prof Anil Pradhan (OSU), Prof Sultana Nahar (OSU), Prof Sufiyan Beg (Principal, Z H College of Engineering and Technology), Prof Qayyum Husain (Dean, Faculty of Life Science) were the guests of honour. Prof Rizwan Khan, Prof Qudsia Tahseen, Prof Sartaj Tabassum, Prof Wasim Ahmed were also the special guests in this function.
Prof Tauheed Ahmad and Prof Farukh Arjmand co-convenors and AMU Co-Directors of the APJAK STEM Center; two alumni of the OSU-AMU Indo-US STEM collaborative projects Dr Sabiha Parveen, presently Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Dr Swaleha Naseem, Assistant Professor at Interdisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre delivered the welcome address and the talks.
It was attended by 120 registered participants, and presided over by Prof Anil Pradhan. A number of topics were covered highlighting past accomplishments of the OSU-AMU collaboration and future prospects for international expansion, including South-East Asian and Mid-East countries, as well as funding opportunities to support such initiatives. More details are available on the website, http://www.astronomy.ohio state.edu/~nahar/indousstemerc.html#foundation.
The second phase of ‘Under graduate STEM Research Projects-II’ for B.Tech and B.Sc (Hons) students, will commence from April 1, 2020 for the period of three months.