Engineers, both students and faculty, will be heading to the US to conduct research on solving the most pressing energy challenges of Pakistan.
The exchange programme, sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recognised 24 students and seven faculty members from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and the University of Engineering and Technology in Peshawar (UET Peshawar). They will be studying at the Arizona State University (ASU) in the US for a semester.
This is the fifth batch of energy engineering students and faculty members travelling to the US under the USAID-funded US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) programme.
During their four-month stay, the students and faculty will engage in experimental research on energy at ASU labs under the supervision of professors to design, execute, and analyse experiments in areas such as solar panels and batteries.
They will also take part in industrial visits to learn more about power generation mechanisms in the United States.
“This exchange programme focused on energy research is a symbol of the partnership between the United States and Pakistan for developing strong educational institutions,” said USAID Mission Director Jerry Bisson.
He encouraged the students to use this opportunity to hone their skills in energy research under the supervision of senior professors at ASU.
Students from the outgoing batch also shared their excitement about the programme and the opportunity to work with international researchers. A total of 110 students and faculty members from NUST and UET Peshawar have already completed exchange programmes so far and are currently working on energy projects.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 6th, 2018.
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