Peshawar 27 July, 2018 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Peshawar held a send-off ceremony today to celebrate the departure of 27 students and three faculty members to the U.S. for sharing knowledge with their U.S. counterparts at the Arizona State University (ASU) and finding solutions to Pakistan’s most demanding energy-related challenges.

This is the sixth batch of energy engineering students and faculty members travelling to the United States as part of the USAID-funded U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) program. The exchange program students and faculty will spend four-month at ASU where they will conduct research work at state of the art laboratories under the supervision of renowned American professors. The four-month stay at ASU will engage student and faculty in thorough research work in areas such as solar cells, energy conservation, batteries and energy management.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of UET Peshawar Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain said, “This exchange program enables young energy engineers to address and find sustainable solutions to the energy crisis of Pakistan.” He valued the role and determination of United States in advancing higher education in Pakistan and encouraged exchange program engineers to utilize this opportunity to enhance their skills of applied research work.

The exchange program has benefited 61 students and faculty members from UET Peshawar that are presently contributing to the energy sector of Pakistan. The exchange program helps students improve their skills and explore new dimensions of energy management and sustainability while the participating faculty enhance their teaching skills and find opportunities of strengthening academic institutes through academia and industry linkages.

This academic exchange is supported through the USAID’s five-year, $127 million investment in the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies Program. The aim of the program is to find innovative and practical solutions to Pakistan’s energy and water related challenges.

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USPCAS-E participated in The News Education Expo 18 as part of its outreach strategy for pre-admission campaign of Fall 18 Admissions

U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, participated in The News Education Expos organized by Jhang Media Group in Peshawar and Faisalabad for its Fall 2018 pre-admissions campaign. The aim of this outreach activity was to present USPCAS-E at national level and attract potential students from private and public sector universities. Students and parents visited USPCAS-E stalls, where they were given orientation on programs offered by USPCAS-E, its state of art laboratories and Fall 2018 admissions. Queries on admission were answered by USPCAS-E staff members. The stalls at both locations attracted significant number of female and male students from various universities who were interested in pursuing their career in the field of energy engineering.

Peshawar Chapter
On July 3, 2018 The News Education Expo was organized in Shiraz Arena, Peshawar. Justice (Retd) Mr. Dost Muhammad Khan - Care Taker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was invited as the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest visited USPCAS-E stall, he was given a brief on USPCAS-E; its mission, vision and background. He was keen to know about the center, its facilities and commitment to strengthen energy sector in Pakistan. Private and public sector universities, academicians and researchers participated in the event.

Faisalabad Chapter
On July 7, 2018 The News Education Expo was organized in Royalton Hotel Faisalabad. Mr. Syed Ahmed Fawad - DCO Faisalabad was invited as Chief Guest of the event. On his visit to USPCAS-E stall, Mr. Fawad appreciated the efforts of USAID for advancing education in Pakistan, he was well also well informed about USAID Center for Advance Studies program. Event participants included large number of private and public sector universities. Mr. Shabbir Hussain Chawla – President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry also participated in the event and distributed shields among Expo participants.

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US Pakistan Centre for Advance Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) UET Peshawar participated in USAID’s Radio Pogram ‘Aap Hum Aur Behtar Zindigi’ on FM-101, 7th June, 2018. The show highlighted USPCAS-E Sustainability’s component. Mr. Fazal Rabbi, Project Management Specialist, USAID, Ms. Shaista Afridi, Industry Liaison Manager, USPCAS-E UET Peshawar, Mr. Ammar Yasser, Corporate Engagement Specialist, USPCAS-E, Arizona State University (ASU), Mr. Fahd Latif, Assistant Chief Staff Officer, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Oil & Gas Company Limited (KPOGCL) Peshawar, Ms. Sundas Khan, Student, USPCAS-E, UET Peshawar and Mr. Sheraz Khan, Student, USPCAS-E, UET Peshawar participated in the program.

The program started with the introduction of participants and USAID endeavors in addressing the energy sector challenges of Pakistan.  Program emphasized USPCAS-E efforts of playing the role of a catalyst to strengthen the linkages between industry, academia and government partners to address the prevailing challenges of energy sector and finding real world sustainable solutions. Participants also highlighted the existing opportunities available at USPCAS-E for energy sector scholars, researchers and public & private sector. Future prospects of USPCAS-E including the nurturing opportunities for underprivileged students was also discussed through an interactive session of questions and answers. USPCAS-E has been taking forward the mission of USAID by empowering women and providing them 50% quota of the available slots for master and PhD programs.  Students of USPCAS-E illustrated their experience of Internship at KPOGCL and Student Exchange Program at ASU. USPCAS-E has established state of the art laboratories to equip future energy leaders with applied knowledge to address the energy sector challenges.  

Mr. Ammar Yasir highlighted the technical role of ASU regarding sustainability of USPCAS-E and exploring new opportunities. Mr. Fahd Latif briefly discussed the collaboration of USPCAS-E and KPOGCL in strengthening academia and industry associations for commencing applied and market based research in academia. In the end, Ms. Shaista Afridi acknowledged FM 101 team and also extended invitations to energy sector researchers, industry and public & private sector organizations for joint ventures to find sustainable solutions for energy sector challenges.

An interactive 38 minutes’ program broadcasted from 9 stations including Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Multan, Karachi, Quetta, Sialkot, Faisalabad and Hyderabad.

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