Society Committees

To assist the Board of Directors in accomplishing a 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 scholarships; review applications received; make recommendations on applications; and make strategy plan and activities for the growth of number and amount of awards, grants, and scholarships of the Society.

Chair: Shyam Sharma, Ph.D., P.E. / Email:

  1. Bylaws Amendment and Membership Standard Committee – (1) To solicit comments and revise the 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 them to the Executive Committee.

Chair: Ramesh B. Malla, Ph.D. (CT) / Email:

  1. Fundraising and Financial Oversight Committee

Chair: Santosh Dhakal, P.E. (MD) / Email:

Members:  Uttam Sedai (VA) / Email:

                  Biplesh Niraula (VA) / Email:

  1. Liaison Committee– To make connections and work with other professional societies and Nepalese associations/organizations in the USA and beyond (other than in Nepal).

Chair: Kul Mani Acharya (MD) / Email:

  1. Nepal Liaison Committee– To work as a bridge between ASNEngr and various relevant organizations and government agencies in Nepal.

Chair: Narayan Pokharel (Calgary)/ Email:

  1. Magazine/ Newsletter Committee – To publish ASNengr Intersection magazine/ – To publish a newsletter to make the Society’s membership and general communities aware of the Society’s activities and plans.

Chair: Tribal Naharki (NY) / Email:

Vice Chair-Utsab Pokharel (NJ) / Email:

Vice Chair– Manoj Baniya (GA) / Email:

  1. Membership Review Committee – To review membership applications received, request any missing materials from the applicants, and make decisions on them.

Chair: Deependra Pokharel (VA) / Email:

  1. Outreach and Membership Recruitment Committee– To promote and increase the 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: Bishnu Phuyal,Ph.D. (IL) /Email:

Vice-Chair: Binod Bastakoti (VA) / Email:

  1. Student Committee– Create a database of engineering students in the US and Canada, establish a point of contact, and foster activities that are beneficial to the students.

Chair: Garima Sharma (IL) / Email:

Vice-Chair: Prashant Gautam (AZ) / Email:

Members:  Rumi Shrestha, Bigyan Adhikari, Smirti Pokhrel, Drishya Dahal

  1. Technical Committee – To help in technology transfer and assist membership to keep abreast of new developments in various engineering and related scientific fields, through various avenues including organizing annual technical conferences/ workshops/seminars/meetings and publications. There may be various area and topic-specific subcommittees.

Chair: Dr. Rabin Bhattarai / Email:

Vice-Chair: Dr. Vijay Shah / Email:

  1. Website and Database Committee – To upgrade, improve, and maintain the society’s website and database as well as any other technical issues related to the society.

Chair: Dr. Prashnna Gyawali / Email:

Vice Chair:  Robin Chataut / Email:

Past Chair: Ajaya Dhakal, P.E. (TX) / Email:

   12. Election Commiuttee-2024 – To facilitate the election for the 24/26 term (Exe Committee and Board of Directors).

Chair:        Kulmani Acharya (MD) / Email:

Members:  Bikash Adhikari (MD) / Email:

                   Pradeep Gautam (TX) / Email:

                   Prem Itani (PA) / Email:

                              Narayan Baral (NY) / Email: