U.S. – India Science, Engineering and Technology Collaboration Initiative Meeting at College Park Campus

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland will be hosting Professor S.K.Joshi, Chairman, Board of Governors and Professor Prem Vrat, Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, India on Sunday, May 16, 2004. Established in 1847, IIT Roorkee is one of the oldest Engineering Colleges in the British Empire. The Institute has 18 academic departments, 1 academic center, and 7 other centers and units with a total of 3500 students.

The visit is being organized by Prof. Atma Sahu of the Mathematics Department at Coppin State and Prof. Hugh A. Bruck of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland. A number of UMD faculty and students are expected to participate in the meeting, along with distinguished visitors from outside the state of Maryland.

Brunch will be held in room 2164 Martin Hall at 10:30 a.m., followed by laboratory visits and private meetings. The main focus of the meeting is to explore possibilities of US-India collaboration in research. There is also interest in promoting possible faculty sabbaticals at IIT Roorkee, as well as the opportunity of meeting with potential faculty candidates.

Individuals interested in participating should contact Prof. Sahu at sahuatma@hotmail.com or Professor Bruck at bruck@umd.edu. The cost of the brunch will be $12 per person.

Published May 16, 2004