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Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium: November 2018

Received this in the mail from Katie Bowman at NAS.  Looks like a program with a lot of MoBE related material considering the sessions are “Big Data”, “Water Systems”, “The Microbiome”, “Air Quality”, and “Next Generation Buildings and Infrastructure”.  Details below are from the e-mail.


Dear Colleagues,


The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)  are pleased to announce the sixth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium. The upcoming meeting will be held on November 4 to 6, 2018 in Kuwait City, in partnership with KFAS. The call for applications is now open and scientists, engineers, and medical professionals from the U.S. and the Arab region are invited to submit their application online before the deadline of July 1, 2018, 11:59 PM EDT (Washington D.C. time).


Based on the success of the long standing Kavli Frontiers of Science of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Frontiers of Engineering program of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the National Academies initiated the Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine program. This program brings together outstanding young scientists, engineers, and medical professionals, between the ages of 30 and 45, 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 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.


One of the main objectives of this Frontiers symposium is to advance our understanding of cutting-edge S&T trends in the U.S. and the Arab region and to foster dialogue and collaborations across disciplines. The upcoming symposium will address the following topics:

  • Session I: Big Data
  • Session II: Water Systems
  • Session III: The Microbiome
  • Session IV: Air Quality
  • Session V: Next Generation Buildings and Infrastructure

We strongly encourage young scientists, engineers and medical professionals working on related research to apply to this truly pluri-disciplinary meeting, as long as they fulfill the eligibility criteria. Please also distribute to your interested colleagues and your network. Each general participant will also have the opportunity to present his or her research during poster sessions. Travel of selected participants will be covered. More details on the sixth symposium, organization and program can be found here.


Please remember to submit your application online by the deadline of July 1, 2018. For questions regarding the upcoming symposium or the application process, please e-mail us at: AAFrontiers@nas.edu. For more information on the Arab American Frontiers Program, please visit our website: www.nas.edu/AAFrontiers


Thank you for your interest in the Arab-American Frontiers program, feel free to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Hope to see many of you in Kuwait!



David Coil

David Coil is a Project Scientist in the lab of Jonathan Eisen at UC Davis. David works at the intersection between research, education, and outreach in the areas of the microbiology of the built environment, microbial ecology, and bacterial genomics. Twitter

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