Opening Session: 8:00 – 8:30 am
Welcome by Conference Director
Introductory Video-about NeSA
|Welcome by NeSA President||Krishna Acharya|
|Welcome by NeSA Advisor||Dr. Deepak Subedi|
|Remarks||Dr. Dorothy Campbell, NMSU interim provost,|
|Remarks||Matthew Lara, Associate Director, ISSS, New Mexico State University|
|Remarks||Dr. Luis Cifuentes, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice President for Research|
Session I: Guest Talk Series 8:30 -12:00 pm
Moderator: – Sharad Mahatara
Dr. Deshraj Sonyok, NeSA First Conference (2009) Director
Guest speaker: Dr. Basant Giri, Senior Scientist, Kathmandu Institute of Applied Science, Title: ‘Changing Research and Innovation Initiatives in Nepal’.
Guest speaker: Dr. Tara Sigdel, Associate professor, Surgery, University of California San Francisco, Title: ‘Research and Innovation in Nepal’s Higher Education- an Elusive but Critical Component in Post-COVID Era’.
|9:25- 9:50 am||
Guest speaker: Dr. Elina Adhikari, Breeding Analytics Lead, Rice Tec, Inc. Title: ‘Global food production under climate change: Role of crop genetics and genomics’.
Guest speaker: Dr. Rishi Sapkota, Senior Chemist I, Adesis Inc. (NeSA Alumni) Title: ‘A Journey from Medicinal, Catalysis to OLED Chemist’.
Guest speaker: Dr. Sangeet Lamichhaney, Assistant Professor, Kent State University, Title: ‘Study of organismal adaptation through the lens of modern genomics’.
Guest speaker: Dr. Anna Stirr, Associate Professor and Director, Center for South Asian Studies University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, Title: ‘The intimate politics of Lok Dohori’.
|11:10 – 11:45 am||Keynote speaker: Dr. Shabnam Koirala-Azad, Dean, School of Education, University of San Francisco, Title: ‘Advancing Science for the Greater Good’.|
Session II:Poster Presentation 12:00-1:00 pm
Moderator: – Mahesh Lamsal
Session III: Oral Presentation
Moderator: – Sushil Sapkota & Binisha Marahatta
Dr. Swotantra Gautam, BP Koirala Institute of Health Science, Dharan, Title: ‘Clinical Profile and Outcome of patients of Heart Failure with and without Chronic Kidney Disease: A Cohort Study from Eastern Nepal.’
Pratik Chhetri, University of California, Berkeley, USA and ALIN (Authentic Leadership Institute Nepal), Title: ALIN Solutions Fellowship: A Comprehensive Model to Engage and Empower LMIC Youths in Meaningful Nation-building Projects
Dr. Huta R. Banjade, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, Title: ‘Structure motif-centric learning framework for inorganic crystalline systems’
|Dr. Huta R. Banjade|
Ezra Huscher, New Mexico State University Title: Exploring the early Universe with computer simulations
Dr. Keshab R. Dahal, Truman State University, Title: ‘Effect of News Sentiment on Stock Price: A Deep Neural Network and Statistical Analysis’.
|Keshab R. Dahal|
Alexander Wilson, New Mexico State University, Title: Beyond Profit: Adoption and Diffusion Drivers of Conservation Practices in New Mexican Farmers and Ranchers
Akash Bajgain, New Mexico State University, Title: ‘Terminating mustard cover crop in mid-March reduces risks from beet leafhoppers and potentially suppresses weeds in April-seeded chile pepper.’
Raj K. Baral, University of Texas at El Paso, Title: ‘Social Media Sites as Platforms for Human Good’.
|Raj Kumar Baral|
Dipak Mahatara, University of Quebec, Canada, Title: ‘Maxent Modelling for Habitat Suitability of Vulnerable Tree Dalbergia latifolia in Nepal’.
Dr. Debadrita Pal, Syracuse University, Title: ‘Role of Rab11 and Rab8 during morphogenesis of the left-right organizer’.
|Dr. Debadrita Pal|
Kaustuv R. Neupane, New Mexico State University, Title: ‘Drawing insights from the piloting of climate adaptive urban water supply management in the Himalayan cities of Nepal’
|Kaustuv Raj Neupane|
Dr. Pradeep Adhikari, Hankyong National University, South Korea. Title: Climate Change-Induced Invasion Risk of Ecosystem Disturbing Alien Plant Species: Comparative Analyses of Five Species Distribution Models
|Dr. Pradeep Adhikari|
Philip Lujan, New Mexico State University, Title: ‘Comparative performances of phenolic extract derived from pecan shell and husk and commercially available synthetic fungicides, biofungicides and host plant defense inducers against Phytophthora capsici on chile pepper.’
Closing Session (3:45 – 4:00 pm)
Moderator: Yumi Maharjan
|Remarks||Dr. Madhav Regmi, NeSA advisor|
|Online Raffle||Yumi Maharjan|
|Best Presentation Award||Dr. Bhupendra K. Gurung & Dr. Saroj Dhital|
|Closing Remarks||Dr. Ram N Acharya, NeSA advisor|