Society Committees

To assist the Board of Directors to accomplish specific purpose or activity of the Society, the following committees are envisioned at this time.  We invite you to volunteer your time to serve on one or more of the committees.

  1. Awards, Grants, and Scholarships Committee – To come up with recommendations to establish an award/scholarship; prepare/revise guidelines and application forms for awards, grants and scholarship; review applications received; make recommendation on applications; and make strategy plan and activities for growth of number and amount of awards, grants and scholarships of the Society.
    • Chair: Shyam Sharma, Ph.D., P.E. / Email: shyamlsharma@gmail.com
    • Vice Chair: Sri P. Shaha (NJ)
  2. Bylaws Amendment and Membership Standard Committee – (1) To solicit comments and revise Society’s Bylaws as needed and submit it to the Society's Executive Committee for ultimate approval by the Board of Directors. (2) To revise, as needed, membership criteria, guidelines and application form, and recommend to Executive Committee.
    • Chair: Rajendra Shrestha, Ph.D. (TX) / Email: rshresthaasnengr@gmail.com
    • Vice Chair: Dharmendra Thakur (VA)
  3. Fundraising and Financial Oversight Committee
    • Chair: Thakur Dhakal, P.E. (VA) / Email: tdhakal@gmail.com
  4. Liaison Committee – To make connection and work with other professional societies and Nepalese associations/organizations in the USA and beyond (other than in Nepal).
    • Chair: Kul Mani Acharya / Email: kul.acharya@gmail.com
    • Vice Chair: Surya Lamsal, P.E. (VA)
  5. Magazine Committee - To publish ASNengr Intersection magazine
    • Chair: Jiwan Ninglekhu, Ph.D
    • Vice Chair: Drishya Dahal
    • Thakur Dhakal, P.E. (Member)
    • Sagar Onta (Member)
    • Purna Dahal (Member)
    • Bigyan Shrestha (Member)
    • Mangal Maharjan (Member)
  6. Membership Review Committee – To review membership applications received, request any missing materials from the applicants, and make decision on them.
    • Chair: Deependra Pokharel (VA) / Email: depokharel@gmail.com
    • Vice Chair: Ajaya Dhakal (TX)
  7. Nepal Liaison Committee – To work as a bridge between ASNEngr and various relevant organizations and government agencies in Nepal.
    • Chair: Ananta Baidya, P.E. (CA) / Email: baidya.a.opposite@gmail.com
    • Vice Chair: Yogendra Jonchhe (NY)
    • Member: Bikash Adhikari (CO)
  8. Newsletter Committee – To publish newsletter to make the Society's membership and general communities aware of the Society's activities and plans.
    • Chair:  Dr. Ram C Poudel, Ph.D. (CO) / Email: rcpoudel@gmail.com
    • Vice Chair: Purna Dahal, P.E. (VA) / Email: Dahal.purna@gmail.com
    • Member: Shradha Pradhan (TX)
  9. Nomination and Election Committee – To prepare a slate of candidates for Board of Directors and Officers of the Society (For 2020 Election)
    • Kul Mani Acharya (MD) – Chair
    • Ankur Sharma (IL) - Member
    • Ajaya Dhakal (TX) - Member
    • Bimal Karki (SC)- Member
    • Deependra Pokharel (VA) - Member
  10. Outreach and Membership Recruitment Committee –  To promote and increase visibility of the Society, plan and carry out events to recruit members and raise funds to help carry out  various activities of the Society.
    • Chair: Mangal Maharjan (MD) /Email: maharjan77@yahoo.com
  11. Student Committee – Create a database of engineering students in US and Canada, establish point of contacts, and foster activities that are beneficial to the students.
    • Chair: Bishal Khadka (VA) / Email: bkhadka@vt.edu
    • Vice Chair: Upendra Ayer (MD) / Email: upendraayer68@gmail.com
  12. Technical Committee – To help in technology transfer and assist  membership to keep abreast of new development in various engineering and related scientific fields, through various avenues including  organizing annual technical conference/ workshops/seminars/meetings and publications. There may be various area and topic specific subcommittees.
    • Chair: Ramesh B. Malla, Ph.D. (CT) / Email: MallaR@engr.uconn.edu 
    • Vice Chairs: Kanhaiya L Kayastha, P.E., S.E. (CA), and Nipesh Pradhananga, Ph.D., P.E. (FL)
    • Secretary: Jiwan Ninglekhu, Ph.D. (PA)
    • Subcommittee: Education and Research : Dr. Nipesh Pradhananga , Ph.D., P.E.
  13. Website and Database Committee – To upgrade, improve, and maintain the society’s website and database.
    • Chair: Madan Baral (IL) / Email: webadmin@asnengr.org
    • Vice Chair: Uttam Sedai (VA)
    • Ex Officio Member: Srijana Khatiwada Sharma (GA) (Information Secretary)

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