Engineers from Pakistan may they be students or faculty members would be going to the United States for conducting research on the most pressing challenges of Pakistan in the energy sector.
The exchange programme which is sponsored by the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) have acknowledged twenty-four students and seven faculty members from NUST (the National University of Science and Technology) and UET-Peshawar (the University of Engineering and Technology in Peshawar). The recognized candidates would be studying at the Arizona State University (ASU) in the United States for one semester.
This is the fifth batch of energy engineering faculty and students that would be travelling under the USAID-sponsored US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) programme.
The stay would be stretched on a period of four months. The students and the faculty would busy themselves in the experimental research on energy at the ASU laboratories under the guidance of professors for designing, implementing and analysing the experiments in the fields of solar panels and batteries.
The students and faculty would also be taking part in the industrial visits for enhancing more of their knowledge about power production mechanisms and procedures in the United States.
Jerry Bisson—USAID Mission Director said that this exchange programme which is targeted at the research in energy division depicts of the partnership that Pakistan and the United States have for making strong educational organizations.
He boosted the spirits of the students for making the most of this opportunity for learning and refining their skills in the energy research under the mentorship of the senior professors at Arizona State University.
The recognized students also expressed their merriment upon getting the chance to learn and work with the foreign researchers.
Already a total of one hundred and ten students and faculty members from NUST and UET Peshawar have completed the exchange programmes till yet and are presently engaged with the various energy-related projects.