ASNEngr News

10th ASNEngr Annual Conference 2017 - Press Release

The American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) held its Tenth (10th) Annual Conference and General Membership Meeting in Manassas, Virginia, U.S.A. on June 24 - 25, 2017. The Conference was attended by approximately 150 participants, including practicing engineers, scientists, technologists, academicians, students, industry leaders, and their guests.

Please find the press release here.

>> Conference Press Release >> Conference Page >>

MoU signed between ASNEngr and TU IoE

American Society of Nepalse Engineers has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal during the 10th ASNEngr Annual Conference 2017 held at Manassas, VA on June 24, 2017.

>> MoU signed with TU IOE (PDF) >> Conference Page >>

10th ASNEngr Annual Conference 2017 - Final Program Brochure

The American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) cordially invites you to attend the conference. To register for the conference, please visit:  http://www.asnengr.org/conference_registration.php. Information of Registration, hotel,  travel, and other conference related subject matter can be found  at http://www.asnengr.org/conference.

The detail program of 10th ASNEngr Annual Conference has been published. The conference is being held in Manassas, VA (Greater Washington, D.C. area) on June 24-25, 2017.

>> Final Program Brochure >> Conference Page >> Conference Registration >> Sponsors/Donors >>

Program at a glance - 10th ASNEngr Annual Conference 2017

Preliminary program of 10th ASNEngr Annual Conference 2017 is published on our website now. Please view the document here.

>> Conference Registration >> Program at a glance >> Conference Page >>

2017 Conference Registration is open now

Online registration is now open for 10th ASNEngr Annual Conference 2017. Also, Hotel and Transportation information are published now.

>> Conference Page >> Online Registration >> Registration, Hotel and Transportation Information >>

10th ASNEngr Annual Conference 2017 - Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) cordially invites you to participate in the 10th ASNEngr Annual Conference.

Theme: “Innovation in Engineering and Scientific Knowledge for Tomorrow”

Date: June 24 - 25, 2017

Location: Greater Washington D.C. Area (Best Western Battlefield Inn, 10820 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, Virginia 20109)

Abstracts Due Date: April 15, 2017 April 29, 2017

>> Announcement and First Call For Abstracts >> Announcement and First Call For Abstracts >> Conference Page >>

10th ASNEngr Annual Conference 2017

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) cordially invites you to participate in the 10th ASNEngr Annual Conference.

Theme: “Innovation in Engineering and Scientific Knowledge for Tomorrow”

Date: June 24 - 25, 2017

Location: Greater Washington D.C. Area (Best Western Battlefield Inn, 10820 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, Virginia 20109)

Abstracts Due Date: April 15, 2017

>> Announcement and First Call For Abstracts >> Conference Page >>

2016 Annual Conference Proceedings/Book of Abstracts

2016 Annual Conference Proceedings/Book of Abstracts has been published online. Please visit conference page to get a copy.

>> 2016 Annual Conference

Merit Awards for Students at Different Universities in Nepal (2016)

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) is pleased to annouce that it is providing "Merit Awards for Students" at different universities in Nepal that promote engineering education. Total of five (5) students from different universities in Nepal who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) program in 2016 will be awarded U.S. $200, under the auspices of this program. Kindly note that the nominated student must be top-most ranked among all students entering into engineering areas in 2016 (Nepali year 2073) to qualify for this award and female candidate must be top-most ranked among female students. For more information, please contact the Dean's Office of your University.

>> Annoucement (PDF) >>

2016 Annual Conference - Press Release (Oct 12, 2016)

The American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA) held their 9th joint Annual Conference on September 17 - 18, 2016 in Humble/Houston, Texas, U.S.A. The Conference was attended by approximately 100 participants, practicing engineers, scientists, technologists, academicians, students, and industry leaders.

>> Press Release (Oct. 12, 2016) >> Conference Page >>

2016 Annual Conference - Final Program Brochure

The final program brochure for the 2016 ASNEngr / CAN-USA Annual Conference going to be held in Humble, TX (Greater Houston Area, TX) on September 17-18, 2016 has been released.

>> Final Program Brochure >> Conference Page >> Register for the conference

2016 Annual Conference - Detail Program

The detail conference program for the 2016 ASNEngr / CAN-USA Annual Conference going to be held in Humble, TX (Greater Houston Area, TX) on September 17-18, 2016 has been released.

As you will see from the Program Schedule (click here), we have a very exciting and technically and culturally enriching event planned. We sincerely hope that you do your best to attend the conference. Please feel free to share the conference program information with your interested colleagues and help distribute it as widely as you can.

If you are planning to attend the conference, but have not registered yet, please do so as soon as possible by visiting the  online conference registration site at http://www.asnengr.org/conference.

>> Detail Conference Program >> Conference Page >>

GWDC Summer Picnic and Reunion 2016

Greater Washington DC Chapter (GWDC) of American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) organized an eventful Summer Picnic and reunion-2016 on July 30, 2016. The event was held in Downs Park, at Pasadena in Maryland. The park is located on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. More than 50 families of engineers, scientists, and closely related professionals attended the picnic. The picnic and reunion provided a perfect opportunity for networking, socializing, and catching up with old and new friends in a beautiful weather. For detail report and pictures, please check the report below.

>> Invitation Flyer >> Report  >>

2016 Annual Conference - Program at a glance

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA) cordially invite you to participate in the 2016 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Annual Conference (9th ASNEngr Annual Conference and 9th CAN-USA Annual Development Conference) .
  
Date: September 17 - 18, 2016  
Location: Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, TX 77338 
Abstracts Due Date: July 31, 2016

>> Program at a glance (new) >> Organizing Committee List >> Hostel, Registrationa and Transportation >> 3rd and Final Call For Abstracts >> 2nd Call for Abstracts >> Announcement and Call for Abstracts

2016 Annual Conference - 3rd and Final Call for Abstracts

The third and final call for abstracts for the 2016 annual conference of American Society of Nepalese Engineers has been published with extended due date of August 20, 2016. Please click the following link to view the detail PDF file.

>> 3nd Call for Abstracts >>

Press Release - 2015 Merit Awards for Students

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) is pleased to announce that 4 students from 3 different universities in Nepal have been selected for its Student Merit Awards for year 2015 in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements. This is an award that is given to the top ranked students in the entrance examination administered by various universities in Nepal for undergraduate (bachelors) degree admission in any engineering fields. Each award recipient will receive $200 to support his/her academic related expenses.

>> Press Release - August 05, 2016 >>

2016 Annual Conference - 2nd Call for Abstracts

The second call for abstracts for the 2016 annual conference of American Society of Nepalese Engineers has been published with extended due date of August 08, 2016. Please click the following link to view the detail PDF file.

>> 2nd Call for Abstracts >>

ASNEngr 2016 Election Results

The Nomination/Election Committee of the American Society of Nepalese Engineers is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been elected to serve on the following positions for the 2016-2018 two year term.

Officers:

1) Jagannath Ghimire, P.E., Katy, TX -- President
2) Upendra L. Karna, D.Eng. P.E., F.ASNEngr, Lambertville, NJ – Vice President
3) Thakur P. Dhakal, P.E., Herndon, VA -- General Secretary
4) Surya Thapa, P.E. Cleveland, OH -- Joint Secretary
5) Sanjaya Gajurel, Ph.D., Cleveland, OH -- Information Secretary
6) Bibhuti Baral, Ruston, LA -- Treasurer
7) Rajendra K. Shrestha, Ph.D. F.ASNEngr, Houston, TX -- Immediate Past President

>> ASNEngr 2016 Election Results >>

GWDC-ASNEngr Summer Picnic and Reunion 2016

The Greater Washington DC Chapter of American Society of Nepalese Engineers (GWDC-ASNEngr) Cordially invites all engineers, scientists, professionals in the closely related technical areas and their families for Summer Picnic and Reunion 2016 on Saturday, July 30, 2016 (From 12 to 6PM). Please bring your choice of dishes for this potluck picnic and join us for varieties of food, BBQ, games, entertainments and lots of networking opportunities.

Summer Picnic and Reunion 2016
Location: Downs Park,  8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, MD 21122
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time: From 12 to 6PM

>> Announcement Flyer >>

2016 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Annual Conference - Announcement & Call for Abstracts

Announcement & Call for Abstracts  
  
American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA) cordially invite you to participate in the 2016 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Annual Conference (9th ASNEngr Annual Conference and 9th CAN-USA Annual Development Conference) 
  
Date: September 17 - 18, 2016 
Location: Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, TX 77338 
Abstracts Due Date: July 31, 2016

>> Detail Announcement & Call for Abstracts >>

ASNEngr Newsletter Vol 8 Available now

ASNEngr Newsletter Vol 8 is available now. Click here to view.

The Greater Houston Chapter of ASNEngr 2016 Spring Picnic

The Greater Houston Chapter of ASNEngr organized a spring picnic at Tom Bass Park, Houston, Texas on April 3, 2016 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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Annual General Membership (AGM) Meeeting

To: Members of ASNEngr

Please be informed that this year's Annual Membership meeting (AGM) as required by our BY-Laws will be held on the date, time and place given below. All members are requested to attend this annual membership meeting.

  • Date: June 25, 2016
  • Time: 2 PM to 5 PM (Eastern Time).
  • Place: Okton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, VA 22124-1785

Call for Nominations for 2016 ASNEngr Election

The Nomination/Election Committee of ASNEngr invites nominations for the election of the members of the Board of Directors (Officers and Society Directors) as shown below. Please email your nominations directly to the Nomination/Election Committee at asnengr_2016_election@googlegroups.com as soon as possible but no later than May 27, 2016.

I. Officers for two-year term:
(a) President
(b) Vice-President
(c) General Secretary
(d) Treasurer
(e) Joint Secretary
(f) Information Secretary

II.    Society Directors for two-year term:
(a)  Society Directors (Maximum 30 positions)

 >> PDF Announcement >>

 

MoU signed between ASNEngr and NSET

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) and National Society of Earthquake Technology (NSET) on March 25, 2016. The purpose of this MoU is to create a framework for cooperation between two organizations (ASNEngr and NSET) through mutual exchange of technological ideas, practices and scientific developments that will enable each organization to better serve Nepal and Nepalese people, Nepali diaspora, and the engineering and scientific professions as a whole.

>> Signed MoU >>

2016 Annual Picnic of the Greater Houston Chapter of ASNEngr

The Greater Houston Chapter of American Society of Nepalese Engineers cordially invites the Nepalese families residing in Greater Houston Area (Engineers, Architects, IT professionals, or professional working in technical area) to join the Annual Picnic Program. It will be a family friendly event filled with games and entertainment for kids as well as for the adults.

Date: April 3, 2016, Sunday (From 11:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Location: Tom Bass Park, Section 1 –Pavilion #1, 3452 Fellows Road, Houston Texas, 77047
Enjoy: BBQ, Music, Games, Foods, Meet & Greet.

Contact:
Govinda Upadhyay (409-466-2374)
Raju Subedi (409-466-2796)
Rajendra Shrestha (281-691-4275)
Subash Paudel (409-223-0218)
Janak Thapa (713-366-6205)
Jagannath Ghimire (410-350-6009)
Sanjaya Basnet (713-223-0218)
Dr Rajendra Shrestha (281-376-6382)
Ajay Dhakal (281-216-3777)
Pradeep Gautam (267-261-1310)
Damodar Pangyani (832-290-2307)

>> PDF Flyer >>

Call for Interest to Join ASNEngr Committees

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) is pleased to announce this call for interest to join its various committees. If you are interested to join any of the committees, you are invited to contact the chair of the particular committee(s) or send your interest via e-mail to info@ASNEngr.org. We Look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

>> More Details in PDF >>

25% discount to become a Life Member of ASNEngr

The executive committee of the American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) has decided to provide a 25% discount for applications received for “Life Membership” by March 31, 2016.

>> PDF >>

9th ASNEngr Annual Conference and Meeting (2016)

2016 Annual Conference of American Society of Nepalese Engineers is scheduled to be held in Houston, Texas. The date and venue for conference is yet to be decided. Please check later for the updates on the Conference.

MoU signed between ASNEngr and NEA

American Society of Nepalese Enginers (ASNEngr) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nepal Engineers' Association (NEA) on oct. 16, 2015 to create a framework for cooperation between two engineering organizations through mutual exchange of technological ideas, practices and scientific developments that will enable each organization to better serve Nepal, Nepalese people, Nepalese diaspora and the engineering profession as a whole.

>> Signed MoU

ASNEngr Newsletter vol-7 [Oct 2015] published

ASNEngr Newsletter vol-7 [October 2015] has been published. Click here to read it.

>> ASNEngr Newsleter vol-7 [October 2015] >> All Newsletters

Press Release - 2015 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Annual Conference

The  American Society  of  Nepalese  Engineers (ASNEngr)  and  Computer  Association  of  Nepal-USA  (CAN-USA) held their 8th joint Annual Conference on August 29 - 30, 2015 in North Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A. The  Conference  was  attended  by  approximately  70 participants,  including  the  Ambassador  of  Nepal  to  the United  States, the  U.N. Under-Secretary-General, President of Nepal Engineers’ Association, and practicing engineers, scientists, technologists, academicians, students, and industry leaders.

>> Press Release >> Conference Page

2015 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Annual Conference

2015 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Annual Conference was successfully held in North Brunswick, NJ on Aug. 29 - 30, 2015. The program was featured by www.enepalese.com and some pictures are posted in their photo gallery. The official Press Release and conference report are coming up soon.

>> ENepalese.com photo gallery 1 >> ENepalese.com photo gallery 2

2015 Annual Conference - Detail Program Schedule

Final Conference Program has been published for upcoming 2015 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Annual Conference going to be held on Aug. 29-30, 2015 in North Brunswick, NJ.

>> Online Registration >> Final Program Schedule >> General Invitation >> Conference Page

Nepal Earthquake: Experiences and Looking Ahead

A talk program titled “Nepal Earthquake: Experience and Looking Ahead” was organized by The DC Chapter of American Society of Nepalese Engineers on August 09,  2015 at Chantilly Regional Library in Chantilly, VA. More than 50 Engineers and Professionals participated on this program.

Inviation Flyer >> Event Report

2015 Annual Conference - Program at a glance

Program at a glance is published for upcoming annual conference scheduled to be held on August 29-30, 2015 at Hotel Clarion Inn, 999 U.S. Route 1 South, North Brunswick, NJ 08902, U.S.A.

>> Program at a glance >> Conference Page >> Online Registration

Nepal Earthquake: Experiences and Looking Ahead

Greater Washington DC chapter is organizing a mini seminar  on Nepal Earthquake: Experiences and Looking Ahead coming Sunday August 9, 2016.   We have invited two experts working in Nepal earthquake recovery and reconstruction.

Meet with Dr. Rajesh Dhakal, Professor at University of Canterbury in New Zealand and Mr. Rafael C. Discipulo, P.E. and Structural Engineer at Department of State. Both were in Nepal after devastating earthquake and have also been working heavily for reconstruction effort in Nepal. They will share their experiences and expertise in recovery and reconstruction effort.

Location:
Chantilly Regional Library
4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151-2628
Date: Sunday, August 09, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

>> Invitation Flyer (PDF) >>


2015 Annual Conference - Fourth Call for Abstracts

Fourth & Final 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 24, 2015 (Extended)

 

Conference Page >> 4rd Call for Abstract (PDF) >> Submit Abstract Online

GWDC Chapter organized a talk program

The DC Chapter of American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr GWDC Chapter) organized a talk program on “Nepal Earthquake Recovery and Reconstruction” on 20th of June 2015 at Patrick Henry Library in Vienna, VA. The first presentation was on “Earthquake preparedness and Disaster Relief in Nepal – a Position Paper” on which Mr. Thakur Dhakal, P.E., shared a summary of what is included in the 2015 position paper jointly prepared by ASNEngr, CAN-USA and ANMF.

>> Event Report >> GWDC Activites

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

 

Conference Page >> 3rd Call for Abstract (PDF) >> Submit Abstract Online

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 http://www.asnengr.org/earthquake_position_paper/.

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 www.nepalnews.com.  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)
www.ASNEngr.org

>> PDF for this message >>

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”


Date
:
August 29-30, 2015 (New Date)

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

Abstracts Due Date:
July 10, 2015


>> 2nd Call for Abstracts (PDF) >> Conference Page

Nepal Earthquake 2015 - Funds released for relief and assessment

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) has released $3350 to Nepal Engineers Association (NEA) to support "Post Earthquake Rapid Infrastructure Assessment" in Nepal. Also ASNEngr has transfered $2000 to The University of Michigan ISR ISERN Chitwan Valley Relief Fund to supply relief packages to two VDCs in Gorkha District. Following is the picture of Relief Package distributed by ISR-ISERN using funds donated by ASNEngr.

Nepal Earthquake 2015 Fundraising update

In response to the devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015 in Nepal, American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) has established the following two funds to help people affected by the disaster: 1) Nepal Earthquake 2015 Disaster Relief Fund and 2) Post Earthquake Infrastructure Assessment and Reconstruction Fund.

As of May 12, 2015, ASNEngr has raised a total of $16,189.00 in these two funds; $15,739.00 under Nepal Earthquake 2015 Disaster Relief Fund and $450.00 under Post Earthquake Infrastructure Assessment and Reconstruction Fund.

Thank you for your donations. Please spread the news and share the society's website (http://www.asnengr.org) to your friends, families and acquaintances.

Press Release - Publication of the

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr), 
 America Nepal Medical Foundation (ANMF), and 
Computer Association of Nepal–USA (CAN-USA) jointly releases 
  
Earthquake Preparedness and Disaster Relief in Nepal – A Position Paper 
  

      Prompted by the devastating Haiti earthquake of January 2010, members of the Nepali community living in the United States undertook a joint initiative, led by the three professional, non-profit organizations - to understand the current state of earthquake preparedness in Nepal. The lead organizations are the American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr), America Nepal Medical Foundation (ANMF) and the Computer Association of Nepal–USA (CAN-USA). 
  
      Nepal is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries. Being a rugged, mountainous, land-locked country with a single small-sized international airport, Nepal will likely suffer greater human casualties than Haiti.  The United Nations and other organizations that assess earthquake hazards, currently rank Kathmandu at the highest risk for fatalities from a major earthquake than any other city in the world. 
  
      In modern days, Nepal has witnessed unregu­lated, uncontrolled, and rapid urban growth, particularly in the Kathmandu Valley, which is inhabited by approximately 2.5 million people. It is estimated that a Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale IX earthquake (Richter scale of approximately 7 or greater) would result in a catastrophic 100,000 deaths, 300,000 injured, and nearly 1.5 million homeless in the Kathmandu Valley.   Furthermore, 60% of buildings will be destroyed beyond repair, the airport will likely be isolated because of destroyed roads and bridges, and 60% of telephone lines will be useless for at least one month. Approximately, 80% of previously reviewed hospitals in the Kathmandu Valley would not meet the required safety level and would be nonfunctional; 20% are at high risk of life-threatening collapse. 
  
      The areas of infrastructure (building, bridges, roads, water supply, etc.), transportation systems, telecommunication networks, medical, and other essential services will be quickly overwhelmed. Kathmandu, therefore, requires unprecedented preparedness to endure the burden of widespread structural destruction and mass casualties resulting from such a major  earthquake. Since the exact timing of earthquakes is impossible to predict, disaster prepared­ness is the crucial  factor that we can plan and implement now to minimize the loss of lives and property. 
  
      This 110-page document titled “Earthquake Preparedness and Disaster Relief in Nepal – A Position Paper”   outlines the challenges that Nepal will face, if and when, another large magnitude earthquake strikes.  It presents technical information on earthquake preparedness, mitigation, training, and rescue operations that will be needed before, during, and after a major earthquake. The suggestions and recommendations in this document are intended to be preliminary.  They are divided into three main areas of concern in earthquake disaster mitigation: engineering, communication, and medical and public health. 
  
      The government of Nepal has started to establish a rudimentary foundation for earthquake preparedness. With focused, concerted effort and greater willingness from all sectors, Nepal has an opportunity to be a leader and a role model in developing a sustainable and sound disaster preparedness program for resource- poor countries. 
  
      We hope that this position paper will create a pathway for implementation and initiate the necessary plans for establishing a coordinated mechanism to draw together the resources and efforts by public and private stakeholders both in Nepal and the U.S. We also hope that the information presented in this paper will help generate constructive and meaningful questions and discussions towards better preparedness and mitigation of earthquake-related hazards and tragic situations expected from major earthquakes. 
  
      As this position paper was going to press, we heard news of a major 7.8 magnitude (Richter) earthquake with the epicenter at Gorkha District in Nepal, April 25, 2015, followed by a series of frequent aftershocks, including a strong 6.7 magnitude aftershock the next day. This has resulted in a large number of casualties (7171 dead, 1480 in Kathmandu alone, and 14446 injured at this time) and severe damage to buildings, homes and temples, including the world heritage Basantapur Durbar Square in central Kathmandu. The historical landmark Dharahara observation tower in Sundhara, Kathmandu which was recommended for an immediate seismic-retrofit in this report has collapsed. Early reports indicate considerable damage to infrastructure and extensive damage to local traditional houses, for as much as 90 percent to 100 percent, in some hard-hit villages leaving thousands homeless in these areas. The final casualty reports have not yet been received. We hope this position paper will contribute to needed discussions on future efforts of preparedness and enhancement of the country’s total earthquake resiliency program. Now there is a need to review the lessons learned in the areas of engineering, communications and medical care in the immediate response and recovery periods following this earthquake. 
     
     
We are greatly saddened and grieved by the loss of life and property caused by this recent devastating earthquake. Our hearts and minds go to Nepal at this trying and difficult moment. 
 
     
 
The position paper can be found at the following links: 

ASNEngr - http://www.asnengr.org/earthquake_position_paper
ANMF – www.AmericaNepalMedicalFoundation.com 
CAN-USA – http://www.CAN-USA.org

Press Release Full PDF

Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund of ASNEngr

May 1, 2015
Dear Nepalese Community and Friends of Nepal,
RE: Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund of ASNEngr

On behalf of American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr), I appeal to you to provide financial assistance to alleviate the sufferings of the victims of Nepal Earthquake on 25 April 2015 of 7.8 magnitude, in dire need of food, water, shelter and medical treatment.

The cataclysmic earthquake has resulted in more than 6,000 deaths (still climbing), and over 100 aftershocks of magnitude 4 or higher continuing to-date has terrorized the earthquake survivors causing them tremendous hardships. The towns and villages situated close to the epicenter have been totally devastated.

Your generous donation will be utilized to help the earthquake victims in Nepal to achieve the following goals.
1. Provide basic necessities including food and water to the victims at a local level in Gorkha, Lamjung and Sindhupalchowk area, immediately.
2. Send a team of engineers to provide assistance in damage assessment to quake-affected buildings by collaborating with Nepal Engineers Association (NEA) and National Society for Earthquake Technology - Nepal (NSET).
3. Provide assistance in rebuilding schools and health centers in earthquake affected villages, in the long term.

Kindly note that the American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) is a non-profit, charitable organization, tax exempt under the IRS Code 501(c)(3), and your donation is completely tax deductible. Please use EIN: 26-1355857 for tax purpose.

Your donation for Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund of ASNEngr can be made in one of the following ways:
On-Line PayPal:
http://www.ASNEngr.org/donation

Mail Check to:
American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr)
3903 S. Mason Road, Unit 313
Katy, TX 77450

Direct Deposit:
Please email us at info@asnengr.org for direct deposit.

We would like to thank you in advance for your kind support. We will keep you posted of the ASNEngr activities and are available to answer your questions in this regard.


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

Appeal from the president (PDF)

Donation for 2015 Earthquake Victims of Nepal

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 want 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 info@asnengr.org if you have any questions.

>> Flyer >> Donation for Nepal Earthquake Victims

2015 Spring Picnic in Houston, TX

Members and friends of American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) would like to invite the Nepalese families residing in Greater Houston Area (Engineers, Architects, IT professionals, or professional working in technical area) to join the potluck picnic. It will be a family friendly event filled with games and entertainment for kids as well as for the adults.

Date: March 22, 2015, Sunday (From 11:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Location: Bear Creek Park - Pavilion #3; 3535 War Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77084

Please refer to attached flyer for more information and contacts. >> Flyer >>

Press Release - 2014 Merit Awards for Students

The American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNENgr) is pleased to announce the selection of the students from three different universities of Nepal for the Student Merit Award for 2014. This award is given to the top ranked students in the entrance examinations administered by various universities in Nepal in their selection process for undergraduate (bachelor's) degree in any engineering field. This award of $200 is to support their academic related expenses and is in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements.

In addition, starting this year ASNEngr is also providing a merit award to a female engineering student determined most meritorious and deserving among the top ranked female students in the entrance examinations of the various universities who respond to the Call for Nomination for the ASNEngr awards.

>> Press Release >> Awards, Grants and Scholarships Page

Engineers' Night 2015 celebrated on Feb. 14, 2015

Greater Washington DC Chapter of American Society of Nepalese Engineers (GWDC-ASNEngr) organized an “Engineers’ Night 2015” on Saturday, February 14, 2015. Over a hundred engineers and their families from DC Metro area participated in the event. The event provided an excellent opportunity for engineering students, engineers, scientists and closely related professionals and their families living and working in DC metro area to meet, greet and socialize within engineering community and their families.

>> Event Report

ENGINEERS' NIGHT 2015

Greater Washington DC (GWDC) chapter of ASNEngr is organizing "Engineers' Night 2015" on Feb. 14, 2015 at BOLLYWOOD TIKKA MASALA, 10364 FAIRFAX BLVD FAIRFAX, VA. All members of Engineering and Scientific community are cordially invited to attend the program. For more information, please contact DEEPENDRA POKHAREL (703) 627-2232 and THAKUR DHAKAL (240) 821-2137

>> Event Report >> Invitaiton Flyer

Merit Awards for Students - Application Guidelines and Criteria published

The new application guidelines and criteria along with application form has been published and can be found at our Awards, Grants and Scholarships page. >> Awards, Grants and Scholarships Page

An Interaction Program on Disaster Risk Reduction in Nepal

Greater Washington DC (GWDC) chapter of ASNEngr is pleased to announce that we are organizing an interaction program on “Disaster Risk Reduction in Nepal”. Three senior professionals from National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET) will be attending this event. NSET is working for earthquake awareness and preparedness in Nepal to develop "Earthquake Safe Communities in Nepal by 2020". >> More Details

Participating NSET professionals:
Dr. Amod Mani Dixit, Executive Director;
Mr. Surya Narayan Shrestha, Deputy Executive Director, and
Mr. Shreeram Singh Basnet, Senior Journalist and a Member of NSET Management Board to the USA

Venue:
Minerva Chantilly
14513-B Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Chantilly, VA 20151

Date:  Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7 PM -10 PM (Sharp)

Dinners will be served. $20 per person

>> Announcement & Details

2014 Annual Conference - Press Release

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA) jointly held a very successful 7th Annual Conference in Tempe, Arizona on June 21-22, 2014. The Conference was attended by approximately 70 participants, including practicing engineers, scientists, technologists, academicians, students, and industry leaders.

>> Press Release >> Conference Page

Results of 2014 Election for Executive Officers and Board of Directors

The Nomination/Election Committee of ASNEngr has announced the results of 2014 Election for Executive Officers and Board of Directors. The newly elected individuals will serve their positions for the 2014-2016 two year term.

>> 2014 Election Results >> All Elections and Nominations

2014 Conference Final Program Schedule Published

Final Program Schedule for 2014 Conference has been published. Please find it here.

Newsletter (Volume 6 - June 2014)

The new ASNEngr Newsletter (Volume 6 - June 2014) is published and is available here.

Program Schedule of 2014 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Annual Conference

2014 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Annual Conference
-- Overall Program Schedule at-a-Glance--


Saturday, June 21, 2014

7:30 AM – 1:00 PM On-Site Registration (Room 202)

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Conference Opening (Room 202)

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Session I (Plenary) (Room 202)
Session Title: Plenary Session (Keynote and Invited Guest Speakers)

10:40 AM – 12:20 Noon Session II (Room 202)
Session Title: Session Title: Earthquake Preparedness, Disaster Relief, and Infrastructure Safety in Nepal (5 Presentations; 20 minutes each)

12:20 PM- 1:30 PM Luncheon (Room 202)

1:30 PM –3:10 PM Session III (Room 202)
Session Title: Education, Engineering, and Technologies as Related to Nepal and Developing Countries (5 Presentations; 20 minutes each)

3:20 PM –4:40 PM Technical Session IV (Room 202)
Session Title: Recent Advances in Engineering and Sciences (4 Presentations; 20 minutes each)

4:40 PM – 6:00 PM ASNEngr Annual General Membership and Board of Directors Meeting (Room 202)

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ASU Chandler Innovation Center Visit (249 E. Chicago Street, Chandler, AZ)

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Networking Dinner Program (Location: TBA)

Sunday, June 22, 2012

9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Joint Nepal –U.S. Nepali Engineering & Scientific Community Discussion Forum (Venue: Meeting room, J.A. Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU, Tempe, AZ) 9:00 AM - Grand Canyon, Sedona, Flagstaff, etc.. (for those interested).

12:00 Noon - Conference Closure

>> Program Schedule (PDF) >> Conference Page >> Conference Registration >> Transporation / Parking / Hotel Information >> All Annual Conference and Meetings

2nd Call For Abstracts for 2014 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Conference

(7th ASNEngr Annual Conference and Meeting and 7th CAN-USA Annual Development Conference)
Conference Theme: “Applications of Engineering, Science and Technology in building a Safer, Better and Sustainable Society”
Date: June 21-22, 2014
Location: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
(Hosted by ASNEngr Arizona Community)
Abstracts Due Date: May 30, 2014 (Extended)

>> Conference Page >> Conference Registration >> Transporation / Parking / Hotel Information

Technical Seminar organized by GWDC Chapter of ASNEngr

Dear Professionals and community members, You are cordially invited to attend the technical seminar organized by The GWDC Chapter of American Society of Nepalese Engineers at 2:00 PM on 31st May 2014 in the following venue. The theme of the program is “Development in Nepal: A Non-Resident’s Perspective”. The papers will be presented by renowned Nepali Professional Mr. Bikash Pandey, and Nepali Social Scientist Dr. Shyam KC on the contemporary issues.

Date: 2:00 PM on Saturday, 31 May 2014
Venue: George Mason Regional Library
7001 Little River Turnpike,
Annandale, VA 22003

 >> Invitation in PDF

ASNEngr 2014 election nomination deadline extended

The deadline to file nominations for the 2014 ASNEngr election of Executive Officers and Board of Directors has been extended from May 10, 2014 to May 20, 2014.

>> Call for Nominations for 2014 ASNEngr Election (Revised with Addendum # 1)

Message from the President of ASNEngr

Dr. Rajendra K. Shrestha, president of American Society of Nepalese Engineers, has sent a message to all members of the society on April 28, 2014.

>> Please find the message here. >> Message in PDF

2014 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Conference - Announcement and Call for Abstracts

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) and Computer Association of Nepal - USA (CAN-USA) cordially invite you to participate in the 2014 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Conference (7th ASNEngr Annual Conference and Meeting and 7th CAN-USA Annual Development Conference)

Conference Theme: “Applications of Engineering, Science and Technology in building a Safer, Better and Sustainable Society”
Date: June 21-22, 2014
Location: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (Hosted by ASNEngr Arizona Community)
Abstracts Due Date: May 15, 2014

>> Announcement & Call for Abstract

2014 Call for nominations for the election of Executive Committee and Board of Directors

Dear members of the Nepalese Engineering and Scientific Communities:

The Annual Conference and Meeting of the American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) will be held in the Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona on June 21-22, 2014. The Nomination/Election Committee of ASNEngr invites nominations for the election of Executive Officers and Board of Directors as shown below. Please do not reply to this ASNEngr group e-mail; instead email your nominations directly to the Nomination/Election Committee at asnengr_2014_election@googlegroups.com as soon as possible but no later than May 10, 2014. The results of the election will be declared at the ASNEngr Annual Membership meeting on June 22, 2014. >> Call for Nominations (PDF)

Press Release - 2013 Merit Awards for Students

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNENgr) is pleased to announce that 1 student each from 3 different universities in Nepal have been selected for its 2013 Student Merit Awards for their outstanding academic achievements. This is an award that is given to the top most ranked students in the entrance examination conducted by various universities of Nepal seeking admission for  undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree in any engineering programs. Each award recipient will receive $200 to support their academic related expenses. >> Press Release PDF

Information on IWA Conference on Global Challenges - October 26-30, 2014 in Kathmandu

Information on IWA Conference on Global Challenges: Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery from October 26-30, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal

We would like to inform you that International Water Association (IWA) is organizing a Conference on Global Challenges: Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery fromOctober 26-30, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal with conference co-chairs from Nepal, India, and China. The conference provides opportunity for both poster and platform presentations for introducing and discussing sustainable and novel wastewater treatment techniques leading to resource recovery. The deadline for submission of abstracts for the conference is 31 January, 2014. We encourage you to submit your abstracts and participate in the Conference. Please note that Dr. Bipin Pathak, ASNEngr member is serving in the Organizing Committee of the Conference. You may contact him at bipinpathak@hotmail.com for more information.

Engineering and Technology for Future - Talk Program By GWDC Chapter

Dear Professionals and community members,

You are cordially invited to attend the talk program organized by The DC Chapter of American Society of Nepalese Engineers at 2:00 PM on 11th January 2014 in the following venue. The theme of the program is “Engineering and Technology for Future”. The papers will be presented by renowned Nepali Professor Dr. Jagan Nath Shrestha, and young Nepali Scientist Dr. Lok Nath Lamsal on the contemporary issues.

Date: 2:00 PM on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014
Venue: Arlington Central Library
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201

Organized By
GWDC Chapter of ASNEngr

>> Details in PDF >> GWDC Chapter >>

Session on Earthquake Preparedness and Disaster Relief in Nepal at the NASeA/ANMA Annual Convention

The joint session of American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr), America Nepal Medical Foundation (ANMF), and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA) on “Earthquake Preparedness and Disaster Relief in Nepal” was held on August 31 at the 2013 Joint NASeA/ANMA Convention in Spartanburg, SC.

>> More >>

Press Release of 2013 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Annual Conference

Please find the press release document of 2013 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Annual Conference held in Santa Clara, CA on June 29, 2013.

>>Press Release

Conference Program at a glance - 6th ASNEngr Annual Conference and Meeting (Jointly with CAN-USA) (Santa Clara, CA; June 29-30, 2013)

You are cordially invited to attend the 6th ASNEngr Annual Conference and Meeting (Jointly with CAN-USA)  going to be held at Santa Clara, CA on June 29-30, 2013. For registration, please visit – http://www.can-usa.org/conference-registration/

Overall Program Schedule At-a-Glance

Saturday, June 29, 2013
8:30 AM    On-Site Registration/Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Conference Opening

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM Technical Session I
Session Title: Joint ANMF/ASNEngr/CAN-USA Initiative on Earthquake Preparedness and Disaster Relief in Nepal (5 presentations)

11:10 AM – 12:25 PM Technical Session II
Session Title: Applied Science & Disaster Communication (5 presentations)

12:25 PM- 1:40 PM Lunch (provided)
1:40 PM – 2:30 PM Keynote Lecture on “Breaking Trail: Mountains and Molecules” – Arlene Blum, Ph.D., Green Science Policy Institute, Berkeley, CA

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Technical Session III
Session Title: Bio-Sciences, Medicine & Engineering (4 presentations)

3:40 PM – 4:55 PM Technical Session IV
Session Title: Connecting with Nepal (5 presentations)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ASNEngr General Membership and BOD Meeting
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Networking Mixer (dinner included)

>> Detail Conference Program >> Conference Page >>

Earthquake Preparedness and Disaster Relief in Nepal

Full Committee and Invited Guests Meeting (Teleconference) of Joint ANMF/ASNEngr/CAN-USA Initiative on Earthquake Preparedness and Disaster Relief in Nepal was held on Sunday, June 16, 2013. >> Earthquake Preparedness in Nepal >> Agenda

Newsletter, Volume 5 [June 2013] published

The new ASNEngr Newsletter (Volume 5 - June 2013) is published and is available here.

GWDC-ASNEngr Summer Picnic and Reunion 2013

The Greater Washington DC Chapter of American Society of Nepalese Engineers (GWDC-ASNEngr) cordially invites all engineers and professionals in the closely related technical areas and their families for Summer Picnic and Reunion 2013.
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013 (From 12 to 5PM)
Location: Sandy Point Beach, 100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21409

Please join us for plenty of food, BBQ, games and lots of fun including beach experience. >> Invitation (PDF)

2013 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Conference - Announcement and Call for Abstracts

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA) cordially invite you to participate in the 2013 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Conference (6th ASNEngr Annual Conference and Meeting and 6th CAN-USA Annual Development Conference)

Conference Theme: “Engineering, Science and Technology for a Better Living
Date: June 29-30, 2013
Location: Intel Corporation Headquarters, SC9 Auditorium, 2250 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Abstracts Due Date: May 10, 2013

>> Click here for more info >>

Proceedings of Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Conference 2012

Proceedings/Book of Abstracts of Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Conference 2012 (5th ASNEngr Annual Conference and Meeting and 5th CAN-USA Annual Development Conference) has been publised and is available at the conference page. >> Conference Page >> Conference Proceedings

Continuing Education class for Professional Engineers

This is the notification about Continuing Education class for Professional Engineers that the DC Chapter is organizing on 23rd February, 2013. >>click for details

Newsletter, Volume 4 [September 2012] published

The new Newsletter (Volume 4 - September 2012) is now available here which covers major ASNEngr activities till September 2012.

Call to Serve in the Chair Position in Standing Committees

Dear ASNEngr Member:

The ASNEngr currently has Chair positions open in the Awards, Grants, and Scholarships Committee, Outreach and Membership Recruitment Committee, and Programs Committee. These standing committees have been established to assist the Board of Directors to accomplish specific purpose or activity of the Society and play a key role in its operational excellence.>> more

Summer Picnic and Reunion 2012 - GWDC of ASNEngr

Updated on Sept. 17, 2012.

The Greater Washington DC chapter (GWDC) of American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) organized its annual reunion and summer picnic on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Lake Accotink Park, Springfield, Virginia. About 120 Engineers, scientists, academicians, engineering students, related professionals and their families living in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. attended this picnic. The reunion provided an excellent opportunity for all participants to meet, greet, network and socialize. >> Report

Inivation originally posted on Aug. 06, 2012.

The Greater Washington DC Chapter of American Society of Nepalese Engineers (GWDC-ASNEngr) cordially invites all engineers, professionals in closely related technical areas and their families for Summer Picnic and Reunion 2012 scheduled to be held on Saturday, August 25, 2012 (From 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM) at 7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield, VA 22150. Please come and join us. There will be plenty of food, BBQ, games and entertainment for all. >> Invitation

Newsletter, Volume 3 [June 2012] published

The new Newsletter (Volume 3 - June 2012) is now available here which covers major ASNEngr activities from July 2011 to June 2012.

ASNEngr and CAN-USA jointly held a very successful 5th Annual Conference in Leesburg, VA; May 26-27, 2012

The American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA) held their fifth joint Annual Conference on May 26-27, 2012 in Leesburg, Virginia (Greater Washington, D.C. area), U.S.A. The Greater Washington, D.C. (GWDC) Chapter of ASNEngr, the very first chapter of the Society, was proud to host this conference first time. About 160 participants including 110 practicing engineers, scientists, technologists, academicians, and students from private and multinational industries, government agencies, and academia, and 50 accompanying guests attended the conference. The conference drew participants from 15 States in the U.S. (including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C.), Canada, and Nepal. >>> Press Release (June 01, 2012)

New Slate of Officers and Directors Elected on May 27, 2012

The Election of the Board of Directors (Officers and Society Directors) of the American Society of Nepalese Engineers was successfully completed and the result was announced on May 27, 2012 at the Society's Annual Conference and General Membership Meeting held in Leesburg, VA. Read more >> 2012 BOD Election Results

ASNEngr Voting Deadline - May 25, 2012

The ASNEngr Nomination/Election Committee has published the Candidates' Nomination slate for Officers and Board of Directors positions for the 2012-2014  term. The voting ballot has been sent to the active members of the Society and the deadline to return the ballot is May 25, 2012. The ballot should be sent to: ASNEngr2012ElectionCommittee <asnengr2012election@googlegroups.com>, "Prahlad Pant" <pantpd1@gmail.com>. Please see the letter from Prof. Prahlad Pant, Chair of the ASNEngr Nominatiton/Election Committee that you received for more.

Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Conference 2012 Program

Please find the overall conference program of Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Conference 2012 here. [pdf]

INVITATION TO THE ENGINEERING AND SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITIES

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA) cordially invite you to their 2012 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Conference >> more...

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Online registration is open for upcoming 5th ASNEngr Annual Conference and Meeting (Jointly with CAN-USA) going to be held on May 26-27, 2012 (Memorial Day weekend) at Holiday Inn Leesburg, 1500 E. Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176, U.S.A. All conference attendees are required to register. Registration can be done online by going here. On-site registration at the conference venue will also be available. Individual registering by advance registration date of May 10, 2012 will receive the benefit of paying lower fees. The registration fees will include admission to all technical sessions both days and refreshments at breaks, luncheon, dinner, and admission to cultural and networking program on Saturday, May 26th, 2012.

Conference General Information

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The Nomination/Election Committee of ASNEngr invites nominations for the election of Executive Officers and Board of Directors. Please e-mail your nominations directly to the Nomination/Election Committee at asnengr2012election@googlegroups.com as soon as possible but no later than April 7, 2012. The results of the election will be declared at the ASNEngr Annual Membership meeting on May 27, 2012. >>>more

Fifth ASNEngr Annual Conference and Meeting 2012

-- Mark your Calendar

The Fifth Annual Conference and Meeting of American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) will be held in the Greater Washington D.C. area on May 26-27, 2012 (Memorial Day weekend). This year's conference will be hosted by the Greater Washington D.C. (GWDC) Chapter of  ASNEngr (please click here to view invitation from the  GWDC Chapter). It will provide you with an excellent opportunity to attend technical presentations by your peers, share ideas and knowledge for mutual benefits, meet new and renew friendship with old colleagues, and learn more about what is new in your technical field. You will take with you an everlasting ,unforgettable, and enriching experience. Please mark your calendar and plan not to miss this unique, once a year event. Please check back this website time to time for Call for Abstracts, Detail Program, and further updates.

Conference Announcement and Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission Due Date: April 15, 2012 (Extended)

ASNEngr Awards, Grants and Scholarship (AG&S) Guidelines

ASNEngr is pleased to present the Awards, Grants and Scholarship (AG&S) Guidelines [pdf] and wants to thank you for your valuable insightful comments.

Summer Picnic and Annual Reunion 2011

Greater Washington DC chapter of American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) organized annual reunion and Summer Picnic for 2011 on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Lake Accotink Park, Springfield, Virginia. The reunion provided an excellent opportunity for engineering students, engineers, scientists and closely related professionals living and working in DC metro area to meet, greet and socialize within engineering community and their families...>>>more

The Greater Houston Engineering and Scientific Community Summer Picnic, September 24, 2011

ASNEngr Members in the Greater Houston area organized a gala picnic of the Houston Nepali Engineering and Scientific Community on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. During that event, the meeting was also held to elect the steering committee in preparation for formation of the Houston Chapter of American Society of Nepalese Engineers. For more details, please click here.

Invitation - Greater Washington D.C. Chapter of ASNEngr organizes Summer 2011 Picnic

Event Rescheduled Notice:

Greater Washington D.C. Chapter of ASNEngr invites you to attend the Summer Picnic in Springfield, VA on Saturday, September 24, 2011 (from 12 noon to 5:00pm). The event which was slated for Sunday, August 27, 2011 (12 Noon to 5 PM) was postponed due to Hurricane Irene.  If you are around there or planning to be there, please consider attending the event. 

Invitation >> Direction

Newsletter July 2009 - June 2011

A new Newsletter (July 2009 - June 2011) is now available here which covers major ASNEngr activities from July 2009 to June 2011.

2011 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA 4th Annual Conference Successfuly Held on July 09, 2011

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA) held a very successful fourth annual conference Jointly on July 09-10, 2011 in Houston, Texas. The conference was attended by a diverse mix of about 50 practicing engineers, scientists and students from the industry, government agencies, and academia and 30 accompanying guests and student volunteers, adding the total number to about 80 participants.

The theme of this conference was “Engineering, Science, and Technology for Sustainable Development of a Developing Country”. The conference provided a common venue for the engineers, scientists, and related professionals to discuss on relevant topics, including but not limited to, Earthquake Preparedness and Disaster Relief in Nepal, Renewable Energy Technologies and Engineering Advances, and Advances in Infrastructure Design and Management. The conference included four technical sessions with 18 presentations and a timely and much appreciated Workshop on the job search preparation.

>> Press Release on July 15, 2011 >>

2011 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Conference

Update: Final Program Schedule >> Program At-A Glance >> Message from Ambassador of Nepal to the US.

American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) and Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA) cordially invite you to participate in the 2011 Joint ASNEngr/CAN-USA Conference (4th ASNEngr Annual Conference and Meeting and 4th CAN-USA Annual Development Conference)

Conference Theme: “Engineering, Science, and Technology for Sustainable Development of a Developing Country”
Date: July 09-10, 2011
Venue: University of Houston Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058
(Hosted by Nepalese engineers and scientists in the Greater Houston area and Nepalese Students Association, University of Houston Clear Lake)

Final Program Schedule >> Program At-A Glance >> Message from Ambassador of Nepal to the US >> Announcement & Call for Abstracts >> Submit Abstract Online >> Register Online (Closed) 

Abstract Due Date: June 14, 2011 (Closed)

Registration Fee (Includes Admission, Lunch, Cultural Programs, and Dinner for July 09, 2011 only):

Student: $10.00 ($10 per each accompanying guest)

Professional: $20.00 ($10 per each accompanying guest)

Houston Nepalese Engineers Meet - April 30, 2011

Nepalese engineers of the Greater Houston area had a successful and productive meeting on April 30, 2011  in Kendall Neighborhood Library, 609 North Eldridge Parkway,  Houston,  Texas. The meeting was organized by Mr. Janak Thapa and Mr. Sanjay S. Basnet. Dr. Rajendra K. Shrestha, Vice President of American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr), participated in the meeting and served as the guest speaker. >> Summary.

Call for Houston meeting: American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) invites all of the engineers, scientists and technical/IT professionals and students residing in the Greater Houston Area to participate in a general meeting organized by the local engineers on behalf of ASNEngr. This is in regards to the upcoming annual conference of the society scheduled to be held in Houston, TX on July 9 – 10, 2011. >> Announcement.

ASNEngr Seeks your help for Earthquake and Tsunami Vicitims in Japan

In consideration of the recent massive earthquake (9.0-magnitude) and Tsunami (23-feet) causing devastation of unprecedented proportions in Japan, the American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) has decided to set up a fundraiser to show our support and solidarity to the people of Japan and help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Please click here to view the message from our president.

Nepali Engineers Night in Greater Washington D.C.

Please join us for a SOCIAL GATHERING and ENTERTAINMENT NIGHT of Nepali Engineers and their families residing in the Greater Washington, DC, organized by the enthusiastic Nepali Engineers in association with American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) on Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 6pm to 10pm at Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department Hall (4911 Prince George’s Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705). >> Invitation >> Schedule >> Highlights

ASNEngr Technical Session at the 2010 Joint ANMA/NASeA Convention

You are cordially invited to participate in the ASNEngr Technical Session at the 2010 Joint ANMA/NASeA Convention to be held in Lexington, Kentucky on September 05, 2010. Hereby you are also requested to submit abstracts to present during this session. For details click here. For flyer click here.  For Hightlights click here

ASNENgr held its 3rd Annual Conference and General Membership Meeting

The American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr) held its very successful third Annual Conference and General Membership Meeting on July 3rd and 4th, 2010 at Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. with the 2010 Association of Nepalis in Americas (ANA) Convention. The Conference was jointly held with Computer Association of Nepal-USA (CAN-USA). It was the first jointly held conference between ASNEngr and CAN-USA. Read more >> Conference Press Release >> Conference Opening >> Conference Final Program Schedule >> ASNEngr Annual Membership Information. (Aug. 08, 2010)

ASNEngr BoD Election Result Announced on July 4, 2010

The Election of the Board of Directors (Officers and Society Directors) of the American Society of Nepalese Engineers was successfully completed and the result was announced on July 4th 2010 at the Society's Annual Conference and General Membership Meeting held in in Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA. Read more >> BOD Election Results (Aug. 08, 2010)

Voting Ballot Sent to Members

Voting ballot has been sent to ASNEngr members and votes via e-mail is to be returned by July 02, 2010 to Prof. Prahlad D. Pant, Ph.D., Chair Nomination/Election Com" [Everest@PDPassociates.com]. For details click here.

ASNEngr Nomination/Election

The Nomination/Election Committee of ASNEngr invites nominations for the election of Executive Officers andBoard of Directors. The committee has extended the deadline for submission of nominatiions to June 10, 2010 (from June 07, 2010). For details click here.

Joint ANMF/ASNEngr/CAN-US panel Discussion

You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the general discussion at the following joint ANMF/ASNEngr/CAN-USA panel discussion session on earthquake disaster preparedness and disaster relief in
Nepal.  
Click here for details.

Joint ASNEng/ANMF/CAN-USA Earthquake Preparedness Initiative in Nepal

The American Society of Nepalese Engineers (ASNEngr), America-Nepal Medical Foundation (ANMF), and Computer Association of Nepal (CAN)-USA are undertaking a joint endeavor on Earthquake Preparedness and Disaster Relief for Nepal. They have    launched this  joint effort to unify the Nepali diaspora worldwide and combine  their technical and professional knowledge and resources to strategically prepare for the devastation that will impact Nepal in case of an earthquake disaster.  For details please click here. For Press release, click here

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