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Arab-American Frontiers Home > 2nd Symposium

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2nd Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium

The 2nd Arab-American Frontiers Symposium will be held December 13-15, 2014, in Muscat, Oman in partnership with The Research Council (TRC) of Oman.
Earlier in 2013, an organizing commttee of young researchers met in Washington DC decide on research topics to be discussed at the Symposium in 2014. In identifying topical fields they were asked to look for research areas that are relevant to the Arab world as well as to the United States and within those identify exciting advances and opportunities for future research. Based on their discussion, the committee members agreed on the following session themes:
  • Global Food Security: Adapations for the Future
  • Finding new Sources of Water for Growth: Water Reuse & Desalination
  • Old Energy, New Methods to Access Resources: The Hydraulic Fracturing Story
  • Environmental Regulators of Cancer
  • Linkages Session: Towards Sustainable Societies
More details on each session will be uploaded soon.
The following individuals are serving as organizing committee members:
Habibah ALmenaie (co-chair), Aridland Agriculture Department, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait
Nisreen A. AL-Quraan, Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Mehdi Bourouba, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Sciences and Technology H. Boumediene (USTHB), Algeria
Rula Deeb (co-chair), Geosyntec Consultants, USA
Sherien Elagroudy (co-chair), Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Hesham Hamoda, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Joy Ward, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, USA
Muhammad H. Zaman, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, Boston University, USA

Organizing Committee



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Please take a look at the biographies of our committee members to learn more about the divers fields they are working in and their contributions in research.