Help Victims of Nepal Earthquake 2015

Nepal and Nepalese people are in a dire need of help at this hour as a result of the devastating earthquake of Richter scale magnitude 7.9 on April 25, 2015. Reports of major damages have been flowing in from central part of Nepal and Kathmandu valley. The toll on people both in terms of life lost and suffering will continue to rise with the passage of time. In these hours of extreme difficulties, American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) wants to assist Nepal in any way and by any means possible. American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) plans to support the earthquake victims in two phases. In the first phase, the Society will provide monetary support to the victims of the earthquake disaster. In the Second Phase, the Society will provide technical support and financial support directly in Nepal pending the availability of funds. Your donation for Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund of ASNEngr can be contributed via PayPal.

We would like to thank you in advance for your kind support. We want to assure you that the donations will be utilized in a proper and transparent ways as per the short-term and long term goals of the disaster relief program adopted by the Society. Please contact us at 410-350-6009 or email us at if you have any questions.

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The society provides a platform for all people of Nepalese background and friends of Nepal who are engineers and professionals in the closely related scientific and technical areas to come together, exchange ideas, share knowledge, and put technical, financial, and other resources together for the common good of its members and benefit of humanity. ASNEngr organizes technical and educational conferences and workshops, and plans to undertake engineering/scientific projects for the welfare of the human society. Although the emphasis is on engineering, the goal of ASNEngr is to be inclusive and be a common platform for engineers as well as scientists and technologists who have qualifications and expertise in areas closely related to any branch of engineering. As you visit other pages on this website, you will learn more about the society and its objectives and purposes. If you are an engineer or a scientist and wish to contribute to the missions/goals/objectives of ASNEngr for the benefit and well being of the human society, you are invited and welcome to join the society’s membership and participate actively in its activities.

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2015 Annual Conference 3rd Call for Abstracts

Third Call for Abstracts 

 American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA) cordially invite you to participate in the

 2015 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Annual Conference

(8th ASNEngr Annual Conference and Meeting and 8th CAN-USA Annual Development Conference)

Conference Theme:

“Engineering, Science and Technology for the Future”

This year’s conference will specifically focus on:

The effects of the recent earthquake in Nepal and preparedness for the future earthquakes.

 Date: August 29-30, 2015
Location:  Hotel Clarion Inn

999 U.S. Route 1 South

North Brunswick, New Jersey, 08902

  Abstracts Due Date: July 10, 2015


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ASNEngr activities in Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief, Damage assessment and Reconstruction

--- Message from Dr. Rajendra K. Shrestha, President of ASNEngr ---

June 17, 2015

Dear Colleagues and Well Wishers of Nepal,

The massive 7.8 magnitude Gorkha earthquake on April 25, followed by the 7.3 quake on May 12, and the aftershocks continuing to-date has sadly caused more than 8.700 deaths, 22,000 injured and destruction of about half a million homes in Nepal. American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) has been actively involved in Nepal earthquake relief planning and execution since the day the event occurred as follows.
1.  ASNEngr raised funds for Nepal Earthquake relief, post-quake damage assessment and reconstruction.  The fund-raising effort was supported by the Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter of ASNEngr and the Greater Houston Area Chapter of ASNEngr.

2.  On May 2, 2015, ASNEngr published the Position Paper “Earthquake Preparedness and Disaster Relief in Nepal,” jointly prepared with America Nepal Medical Foundation (ANMF) and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA), which can be accessed and viewed at

3.  ASNEngr collaborated with University of Michigan to provide relief packages containing food and tarpaulin to Chhoprak and Kerabari VDCs in the Gorkha District of Nepal in May.

4.  ASNEngr has provided financial assistance to Nepal Engineers’ Association (NEA) to support the post-quake rapid assessment of buildings and infrastructure.

5. The volunteer team of ASNEngr, led by Mr. Ananta Baidya, P.E., Chair, Nepal Liaison Committee, including engineers from U.S.A., Canada and Nepal, is currently engaged in post-quake damage assessment of buildings and infrastructures, in collaboration with NEA, Institute of Engineering (IOE) and National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET).

6. A team of engineers from Canadian Association of Earthquake Engineering (CAEE) under the leadership of Dr. Bishnu Pandey, ASNEngr Executive Committee Member-at-Large and BOD member, is in place in Nepal conducting damage assessment due to the earthquakes. ASNEngr is working with this team.

7. ASNEngr is planning to support ANMF in a project building health posts in Nepal.

8. The primary focus of the papers in the upcoming ASNEngr/CAN-USA Joint Conference, August 29-30, 2015, New Jersey, NY, will be Nepal's recent earthquake recovery, reconstruction, and preparedness for future earthquakes.

As a matter of fact, ASNEngr has been actively supporting the earthquake preparedness in Nepal since 2010, subsequent to the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, by publishing earthquake related articles “Necessity of Earthquake Preparedness in Nepal” By Rajendra K. Shrestha, Ph.D. and “Role of Structural Engineers to Create Earthquake-Resistant Buildings” by Kanhaiya Kayastha, P.E., S.E. and Ramesh B. Malla, Ph.D., with widespread coverage in general media in the U.S.A and Nepal, including  ASNEngr, ANMF and CAN-USA have jointly organized special sessions on “Earthquake Preparedness and Disaster Relief in Nepal” in the 4th Regional Conference of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) in Houston in 2010 as well as in the Joint Annual Convention of Association of Nepalese in Mid-West America (ANMA) and Nepalese Association of Southeast America (NASeA), 2010 – 2013.
On behalf of ASNEngr,

I would like to extend our gratitude to your kind support in ASNEngr’s ongoing and the future activities to provide the much-needed earthquake relief and reconstruction in Nepal.

With best regards,

Rajendra K. Shrestha, Ph.D.
President, American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr)

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ASNEngr Annual Conference 2015

Second Call for Abstracts and Revised Conference Date

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA) cordially invite you to participate in the

2015 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Conference

(8th ASNEngr Annual Conference and Meeting and 8th CAN-USA Annual Development Conference)

Conference Theme:

“Engineering, Science and Technology for the Future”

August 29-30, 2015 (New Date)

:  Hotel Clarion Inn
999 U.S. Route 1 South
North Brunswick, New Jersey, 08902

Abstracts Due Date:
July 10, 2015

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