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International Conference on “Transforming Lives through Technology and Empowerment”

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Domenici Hall, Room #109
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003
United States

Nepalese Students Association (NeSA), New Mexico State University (NMSU) is pleased to invite you to submit presentation and poster proposals for its Tenth International Symposium entitled“Transforming Lives through Technology and Empowerment”.

Conference Aims

Technological advancement and citizen empowerment contribute to make the world a better place for living. Through research, innovation, and practice, science and technology have improved human welfare, provided better health, enhanced the living standards and protected our environment. Conscious, informed, and responsible citizenry lay the foundation for good governance and corruption free society. Continuous research, innovation, dissemination, and sharing viewpoints through democratic interaction advance the society for betterment of humanity. Development of affordable technologies makes it accessible for even the people of the Global South. Conscientious use of resources sustains the development. Raising actionable awareness of people (mainly youths) not just in their rights, but also for the responsibilities forms pillars of democracy. Access to the technologies and democratic empowerment transform human lives for better.

University-based researches, and rigorous civic and intellectual exercises have advanced the technologies and democratic practices worldwide. Such technologies and citizen empowerment are instrumental to transform our lives. Constantly seeking and creating opportunities for the sharing of new perspectives and innovations is the responsibility of conscious human beings. The NeSA 10th International Symposium focuses on these topics and seeks fresh views and ideas of researchers and practitioners to transform human lives for better. The conference aims to provide a platform for scholars and practitioners to present their academic research, views, and ideas. Keeping this in mind, the aims of this conference are:

  • To bring diversity through scholars from different departments of NMSU as well as different universities and countries.
  • To form a platform of positive changes by sharing knowledge and practices.
  • To network with scholars across the country
  • To involve the local community and inform them about ongoing researches in which graduate and undergraduate students are involved.

Thus, this International Conference entitled ”Transforming Lives through Technology and Empowerment” focuses on topics from the area of science, engineering, and technology, governance, education, culture, economics and development. We are thrilled to keep NMSU community informed of diverse research in which students at NMSU and different universities are involved. Interested faculties, graduate, as well as undergraduate students from different disciplines, are invited and encouraged to present their ongoing research studies and related literature. One of the goals is to bring diversity at the conference and present scholarly research to the NMSU community, faculty, students, and the attendees from outside NMSU.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: March 20th, 2018
  • Notification to author(s)/presenter(s): March 22nd, 2018
  • Conference Date: March 31st, 2018 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Proceedings Submission Deadline: TBA
  • Proceedings Publication Date: TBA

Conference Format

  • Oral presentations- 20 minutes for presentation, which includes 5 minutes for questions and answers.
  • Poster presentations- 1 hour from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm explaining about their research to the audience.

Symposium Event I(Science and Technology Series): 9:00-12:00 – Oral Presentations 

Symposium Event II: 12:00-1:00 – Lunch with poster presentations
Nepal/Global Perspectives on Good governance, Education, Economics, Development, etc.): 1:00-3:00 – Students/Presenters/Guest Speakers
Symposium Event IV: 3.00-4.00 Guest speakers session
Symposium Event V: 4.00-5.00 Keynote Speaker session

Note: The schedule and timeline mentioned above is subject to change according to the number of presenters registered for the conference.

Submission Guidelines

Proposal Contents: Please submit your abstract with maximum of 500 words (including title, authors, affiliations, references, presentation/poster etc.).

Abstract Guidelines:
Font: Times New Roman
Title: Bold, size: 14
Affiliations: Italic,size 10
Abstract Text (Body): size 12
Keywords: 3 – 5 words (to appear after abstract text), italic, size 12
Note: Please italicize and underline where appropriate (e.g. italicize species’ name)

Review Process: The submitted abstract will be reviewed by three-member review panel. Based on their decision, presenters will be notified. Review panel will have the right to accept or reject the abstracts.

Registration Fee: None

Equipment: For PowerPoint presentation, computer and overhead projector will be provided. For poster presentation, a stand will be provided. If you need any other equipments or arrangement, please request at the time of proposal submission.

Submission: Please submit your abstract to as an attached word document. Authors interested to submit papers are advised to visit this link for the preparation of presentation:

Lunch and Beverages

Refreshments will be provided by NeSA-NMSU.


Nepalese Students’ Association (NeSA)
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, United States

Organizing Committee

Gopal Tamang
Binod Paudel
Rishi Sapkota
Mitra Mani Subedi
Srijana Dura

Further Questions and Inquires

Gopal Tamang
Academic Director, Nepalese Students’ Association (NeSA)
Doctoral Student, Curriculum and Instruction
Graduate Teaching Assistant, C & I
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM, 88003, USA