Fac­ulty, stu­dents and tech­ni­cal staff of MUET Wa­ter Cen­ter de­part for USA on ex­change visit

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JAMSHORO: The first group of third batch com­pris­ing of six MS stu­dents in­clud­ing three fe­male , one fac­ulty mem­ber and two tech­ni­cal staff of U.S.-Pak­istan Cen­ter for Ad­vanced Stud­ies in Wa­ter (USPCAS-W) at Mehran Uni­ver­sity of En­gi­neer­ing and Tech­nol­ogy (MUET) Jamshoro de­parted for Sum­mer En­ter­prenus­ship ex­change visit at Uni­ver­sity of Utah and Colorado State Uni­ver­sity, USA. Be­fore their de­par­ture, Prof. Dr. Ra­sool Bux Ma­har, Deputy Di­rec­tor (Aca­demics and Re­search) had con­ducted a con­sul­ta­tive meet­ing with them at Con­fer­ence Room of the Cen­ter. In the meet­ing, Dr. Ma­har said that the ex­change visit would be very much ben­e­fi­cial for the fac­ulty, stu­dents and tech­ni­cal staff to en­hance their re­search skills.

“You are the am­bas­sadors of Pak­istan and dur­ing their ex­change visit at USA, you may a great op­por­tu­nity to project pos­i­tive im­age of the coun­try through your study, re­search and cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties”, Dr. Ma­har added.

He noted that USPCASW was es­tab­lished in the gen­er­ous sup­port by the Amer­i­can Peo­ple through the United States Agency In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment (USAID). He said that ex­change visit is one of the prom­i­nent fea­tures of the USPCASW – the MUET Wa­ter Cen­ter, which is also fully funded by USAID Pak­istan. He said that the goal of sum­mer ex­change pro­gram 2018 is to in­spire next gen­er­a­tion of wa­ter en­trepreneurs in Pak­istan. The pro­gram em­pha­sis on to de­velop busi­ness, ven­tures and tech­nolo­gies to help achieve tar­gets of Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goal (SDG) – 6, clean wa­ter and san­i­ta­tion for all.

Dr. Ma­har sug­gested them to in­volve them­selves in aca­demic, re­search, cocur­ric­u­lar and cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing their stay at the Uni­ver­sity of Utah and the Colorado State Uni­ver­sity of USA. He said that the ex­change vis­i­tors would be fa­cil­i­tated and sup­ported for their re­spec­tive fields through the men­tor­ing by the pro­fes­sors of the host uni­ver­si­ties. He fur­ther said that apart from the for­mal course, the ex­change pro­gram also serves as the great op­por­tu­nity for net­work­ing with other stu­dents from dif­fer­ent parts of the world. He em­pha­sized on the leav­ing stu­dents to have in­ter­ac­tion with Amer­i­can pro­fes­sors for their higher stud­ies like PhD. On this oc­ca­sion, Dr. Ma­har also ap­pre­ci­ated ef­forts of Mr. Hamid Ali Shaikh, the newly ap­pointed ex­change and schol­ar­ship co­or­di­na­tor of the Cen­ter for his timely ef­forts. Dr. Tan­veer Ahmed Gadhi, Re­search As­so­ciate of USPCAS-W MUET also at­tended the meet­ing and ad­vised the ex­change vis­i­tors for tak- ing nec­es­sary pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures for the voy­age to USA.

Dur­ing their ex­change visit of two and half months, the ex­change vis­i­tors would at­tend spe­cific cour­ses and work on their re­search projects in co-su­per­vi­sion of their re­spec­tive pro­fes­sors. Dr. Muham­mad Rizwan, Assistant Pro­fes­sor, Mr. Mehran Khan, Wa­ter and En­vi­ron­ment Lab­o­ra­tory Tech­ni­cian, MS schol­ars i.e. Ms. Sorth An­sari, Mr. Aizaz Ali Qureshi, Ms. Sabira Muneer, Mr. As­r­lan Mehmood, Mr. Muham­mad Shoib Jamro and Marvi Sharma will spend their ex­change stay at Uni­ver­sity of Utah whereas Mr. Muneer Ahmed Me­mon, Soil Sci­en­tist will learn ex­change ex­pe­ri­ences at Colorado State Uni­ver­sity, USA.

JAMSHORO: Ex­change Stu­dents' Group Photo with Dr. Ra­sool Bux Ma­har at USPCAS-W MUET.

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