06-JUL-2015: The Aligarh Muslim University, in collaboration with the Ohio State University (OSU), USA is organizing an International Conference on Nanotechnology and STEM-ER (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics -Education and Research) on February 24-27, 2016. More than fifty foreign delegates are expected to attend.
The first two days of the conference from February 24-25, 2016 would be devoted to Nanotechnology and its applications while during the remaining two days, invited talks will be held highlighting ways and means to improve the teaching and research standards in STEM subjects at Indian Universities. There will also be oral and poster presentations during the conference.
The OSU and AMU have started a two-year dual PhD and Masters of Education (MEd-STEM) degree program under the pilot project, STEM-ER, which is funded by the US-India Education Foundation (USIEF) with a project title '21st Century Knowledge Initiative'. Four PhD research students from AMU, selected under a very strict criteria have already completed courses of the first academic year at OSU and returned to AMU to continue the second year for the dual PhD plus MEd (STEM) degrees. These AMU-OSU students have been conducting research at the most advanced facilities under OSU and AMU advisors, as well as mastering novel teaching methodologies practiced at the universities in USA. The aim of the project is to create world-class faculty for teaching and research at Indian Universities.
The international conference will be organized by the Centre of Excellence in Nanotechnology at AMU, which has several patents and awards to its credit, and has been recognized by various government funding agencies. The Centre has successfully organized four International Conferences in past with active participation of foreign and national experts on Nanotechnology research and inventions since its inception in 2009. The "ALIGARH NANO V", combined with STEM-ER conference, will be the fifth.
Details about the conference can be ascertained from Prof. Alim Husain Naqvi, Prof. Asad Ullah Khan and Prof. Nesar, all from AMU and Prof. Anil Pradhan, Prof. Sultana Nahar and Prof. Karen Irving of Ohio State University.