2011 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Conference (Houston, TX; July 09-10, 2011)

 

Press Release on July 15, 2011

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA) held a very successful fourth annual conference Jointly on July 09-10, 2011 in Houston, Texas. The conference was attended by a diverse mix of about 50 practicing engineers, scientists and students from the industry, government agencies, and academia and 30 accompanying guests and student volunteers, adding the total number to about 80 participants.

The theme of this conference was “Engineering, Science, and Technology for Sustainable Development of a Developing Country”. The conference provided a common venue for the engineers, scientists, and related professionals to discuss on relevant topics, including but not limited to, Earthquake Preparedness and Disaster Relief in Nepal, Renewable Energy Technologies and Engineering Advances, and Advances in Infrastructure Design and Management. The conference included four technical sessions with 18 presentations and a timely and much appreciated Workshop on the job search preparation.

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Detail Final Program of the Conference

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA) cordially invite you to participate in the 2011 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Conference (4th ASNEngr Annual Conference and Meeting and 4th CAN-USA Annual Development Conference)

Conference Theme: Engineering, Science, and Technology for Sustainable Development of a Developing Country

Engineers, scientists and others from closely related disciplines will gather to discuss on the recent developments in engineering and science, and their impact in technological, social and economic growth of a developing nation. The conference will be held at the University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, TX 77058 hosted by Nepalese engineers and scientists in the Greater Houston area and Nepalese Students Association, University of Houston Clear Lake.

Paper presentations are anticipated covering a wide variety of engineering, scientific and technology topics, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Earthquake Preparedness & Disaster Relief in Nepal
  • Engineering Problems and Solutions in Developing Countries like Nepal
  • Application of scientific/engineering technologies into practice (Technology transfer)
  • Sustainability, Alternative/Renewable Energy, Clean-Tech
  • Information Technology and Its Role in the Society
  • Robust Design and Construction Practices
  • Recent Advances in Research & Development in Engineering and Technology
  • Telemedicine and its feasibility in Nepal
  • Other engineering and scientific topics of interest

 

Conference Date: July 09-10, 2011

Conference Venue: University of Houston Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058
(Hosted by Nepalese engineers and scientists in the Greater Houston area and Nepalese Students Association, University of Houston Clear Lake)

Online Registration to attend the conference is available here (Closed)

Registration Fee (Includes Admission, Lunch, Cultural Programs, and Dinner for July 09, 2011 only):

  • Student: $10.00 ($10 per each accompanying guest)
  • Professional: $20.00 ($10 per each accompanying guest)

 
Program At-A Glance  [For Detail Final Program, click here]

Saturday, July 09, 2011

7:30 AM – 4:00 PM On-Site Registration B1510, Bayou Building 1st Floor

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Conference Opening B2512, Bayou Building 2nd Floor

9:30 AM – 10:35 PM Technical Session I B2512, Bayou Building 2nd Floor
Session Title: Joint ANMF/ASNEngr/CAN-USA Initiative on Earthquake Preparedness and Disaster Relief in Nepal

10:40 AM – 12:00 PM Technical Session II B2512, Bayou Building 2nd Floor
Session Title: Earthquake Considerations and Flood Analysis in Nepal

12:05 PM – 1:05 PM Luncheon B1510, Bayou Building 1st Floor
Program: Networking and Career Building Luncheon

1:05 PM – 2:05 PM Workshop & Discussion B1510, Bayou Building 1st Floor
Workshop Title: How to Prepare for the Job Search- Workshop and Discussion

2:15 PM – 3:55 PM Technical Session III: B2512, Bayou Building 2nd Floor
Session Title: Renewable Energy Technologies and Engineering Advances

4:05 PM – 5:25 PM Technical Session IV B2512, Bayou Building 2nd Floor
Session Title: Advances in Engineering Design and Management

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ASNEngr General Meeting B1510, Bayou Building 1st Floor
Meeting & Discussion: ASNEngr Annual General Membership Meeting

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Dinner & Cultural Program Atrium II, Bayou Building 1st Floor
Dinner Program: Dinner followed by Cultural Program – Courtesy of the Greater Houston Nepalese Engineering and Scientific Community

9:30 PM – 10:30 PM ASNEngr BOD Meeting B1510, Bayou Building 1st Floor
Business Meeting: ASNEngr Board of Directors Meeting

Sunday, July 10, 2011

9:00AM – Open Tour & Sight-Seeing Meet at B1510, Bayou Building 1st Floor.
Tour Event: Sight-seeing around Houston for those interested.- Courtesy of the Greater Houston Nepalese Engineering and Scientific Community

Accommodation and Airport Transportation

Hotel:
Candlewood Suites, 2737 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058 (within walking distance from the Conference venue; breakfast will be provided, rate per night: $69 (discount rate). Contact: Leticia Garza (281-467- 1329 cell Phone: 281-461-3060 Web site: http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/cw/1/en/hotel/houba)

Airports:
(a) Houston Hobby Airport -- To Hotel ~ 15 miles ($19 in Super Shuttle)
(b) Bush Intercontinental International Airport -- To Hotel ~ 44 miles ($40 in Super Shuttle)

--Arrival/Departure in Hobby Airport Preferred

Online Abstract Submission [Deadline Passed]

Abstracts Due Date: June 14, 2011

Abstract Submission: All who wish to present their work at the Conference must submit an abstract of about 250 -500 words by June 14, 2011 either online at http://www.ASNEngr.org or via e-mail to Technical Chair(s) listed below. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Technical Committee to determine their suitability for presentation at the Conference. Authors will be notified about status of their abstract by June 20, 2011.

All abstracts should be prepared according to the following format:

(1) Provide 1” margin on all sides. (2) 1st line: Type the title of presentation/ paper (Arial, 14 point font, bold and centered). (3) Leave one blank line below the presentation title and provide authors’ information - name, affiliation, city, state, country (use Times New Roman, 12 point font and centered). (4) Leave one blank line below the last author’s information and type heading for the abstract as “ABSTRACT” (use Times New Roman, 12 point font, bold, underlined and centered). (5) Leave a blank line below the abstract heading and provide abstract text of 250 - 500 words on the rest of the page (use single space, Times New Roman, not less than 10 point font, align text to left and right margins). The abstract may include representative figures and results. (6) Provide a footnote with each author’s job title, affiliation complete address, phone number, e-mail address, and ASNEngr/CAN-USA membership grade, if any. Limit abstract to 1 page. : (For a sample abstract, please see here ).

Conference Proceedings: All accepted abstracts will be compiled in the form of the conference proceedings/Book of Abstracts and will be posted on the ASNEngr and CAN-USA websites. For reference, please see the proceedings of the previous years’ conference proceedings available at http://www.ASNEngr.org and http://www.CANUSA.org.



Conference Organizing Committee Contacts
General Chairs:
Ramesh B. Malla, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, U.S.A. (E-mail: MallaR@engr.uconn.edu/ Phone: 860-486-3683; Web - http://engr.uconn.edu/~mallar)
Nabin Khanal, Microsoft Corp, Seattle, WA, U.S.A. (E-mail: nabink@microsoft.com ./Phone: 425-518-3739)

Technical Chairs:
Rajendra K. Shrestha, Ph.D., ConocoPhillips Co., Houston, TX, U.S.A. (E-mail: RShrestha1234@yahoo.com /Phone: 281-376-6382)
Prabudhda Dahal, Hancock Forest Management, Charlotte, NC, U.S.A. (E-mail: prabdahal@gmail.com/Phone : 936-240-0566)

Local Organizing Committee Contacts:
Rajendra K. Shrestha,Ph.D., E-mail: rshrestha1234@yahoo.com/ Phone: 281-376-6382
Janak Thapa, P.E, E-mail: janakthapa@hotmail.com/ Phone: 713-366-6205
Sanjay S. Basnet, E-mail: sanjay_basnet@yahoo.com/ Phone: 409-454-7629
Prashanti Pandit, E-mail: prashanti_pandit@hotmail.com/ Phone: 832-766-3016
Subash Simkhada, E-mail: subash_simkhada@hotmail.com / Phone: 832-766-2216

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