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S & T Development: What’s Our Role?

August 23-25, 2002 - APSENA Moot Addresses All-important Question


Mr. Pervaiz Lodhie

Wichita, Kansas: The Association of Pakistani Scientists and Engineers of North America (apsena) held its 19th Annual Conference in Wichita, Kansas from August 23-25, 2002.

The theme of the conference was ‘Future of Science and Technology - What’s Our Role?’ The conference answered this all-encompassing question by covering topics in the areas of Energy and Environment, Bio-medical Sciences, Engineering, IT, Education, and Entrepreneurship.The 2002 apsena conference provided an opportunity to follow up on progress and also find out more about the proposed plans. The conference was a mentoring and

fostering session for building entrepreneurs and professionals in all walks of life. Opportunities that can mutually benefit the lives of people in the US as well as in Pakistan were explored. The presentations have been posted on the web site for people to browse through; please visit www.apsena-usa.org. There was also a ‘Path-forward’ strategy session to establish collective steps from this point onwards.

The conference was inaugurated by Mr. Phil Lambke, Wichita City Council Member, who represented the Mayor of Wichita, Honorable Mr. Bob Knight, who could not attend due to his pressing engagements. The Mayor’s office issued a proclamation declaring August 24th 2002 as ‘apsena day’ in Wichita, Kansas. The Governor of Kansas Honorable Mr. Bill Graves sent a welcome message that was also printed in the conference program booklet. The wide variety of papers presented was sure to interest all attendees.

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