7th Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, Medicine Symposium kicks off in Cairo
Head of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) Mahmoud Saqr inaugurated on Monday the seventh Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine symposium, which is held for the first time in Cairo and runs for three days.
The symposium is held in partnership with ASRT, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology and the National Science Foundation, USA and Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Science (KFAS). The meetings will convene U.S. and Arab scientists, engineers, and medical professionals to discuss major scientific advances on a wide array of topics relevant to the MENA region and globally.
This program brings together outstanding young scientists, engineers, and medical professionals from the United States and the 22 countries of the Arab League for a series of symposia to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields.
The goal of these meetings is to enhance the scientific exchange and dialogue among young researchers in Arab countries and the United States, including the Arab science diaspora, and through this interaction, facilitate research collaboration within and beyond the region.
The Arab-American Frontiers program is participant driven: an organizing committee of 12 members makes the final selection of session topics, suggests speakers, and chairs the individual sessions during the symposium. The session topics presented at the symposium are: sensing technologies, artificial Intelligence, water management, infectious diseases and community resilience.
One of the main objectives of Frontiers symposia is to foster pluridisciplinary dialogue and collaborations. Therefore, while speakers in each session are selected as experts in the topics above, each general participant also be having the opportunity to present his or her research during poster sessions.