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Nepali students at NMSU to host annual science and technology conference

The Nepali Students Association, or NeSA, at New Mexico State University will host its ninth annual international conference on Saturday, April 1, titled ?Science and Technology-New Perspectives and Challenges.?


The previous eight international conferences organized by NeSA were highly successful in bringing the Nepali and international experts together. Arjun Kumar Karki, Nepalese ambassador to the U.S., will be the conference keynote speaker. The conference will be from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Domenici Hall Room 109. A post-conference social will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Doņa Ana Room, on the third floor of the Corbett Center Student Union.

Other notable speakers include distinguished professor Megha N. Parajulee from Texas A&M; Dr. Santosh Sapkota, vice president of America Nepal Medical Foundation; Dr. Keshab Poudel; and Terry Lombard of Arrowhead Center. NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers, Associate Provost for International and Border Programs Cornell Menking, Graduate School Dean Loui Reyes, and College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Dean Rolando Flores are also scheduled to attend.

Conference coordinator Menuka Karki said the conference is one of the biggest events NeSA engages in to keep NMSU vibrant and visible across the United States. Topics of the presentations include science and technology; health, science, technology and engineering; and education, literacy, diplomacy and development. Durga Neupane, president of NeSA, said students from various disciplines and universities will present their research findings.

Added Ram N. Acharya, associate professor and NeSA adviser, ?The conference challenges students to get involved in applied research, provides opportunities to develop professional network, and showcases their research to a wider audience.?