2015 Orientation Schedule

Orientation Schedule

Time Event
9:30-11:00 Science and Technology Research Opportunities in India (Sci-ROI) (CityFront Café, NBC Tower Building)
11:30 Opening remarks Professor Aseem Z. Ansari Founder (Khorana and S.N. Bose Programs)
11:35 Inauguration by Dr. Ausaf Sayeed Consul General of India, Chicago
11:50 Professor T.K. Chandrashekar Secretary (Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB))
12:15 Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, President ACS* 2012 (Fmr. Asst. Director NSF**)
12:40 Professor Vijay Raghavan (via Skype) Secretary (Dept. of Biotechnology (DBT))
1:00 Professor Uttam RajBhandary (via Skype) MIT
1:05 Dr. Nevan Hanumara TATA Center for Technology and Design (MIT)
1:25 Dr. Rajiv Sharma Executive Director (Indo-US Science and Technology Forum)
1:40 Dr. Stuart Ravnik, Dean (UT Southwestern Medical School)
1:45 Closing Remarks, Prof. Ansari
2:00-3:00 Light Snacks and Networking Session
3:00 Indian Delegation Departure for Airport
3:30 End of Orientation
4:00-6:00 Breakout Sessions Session A: Khorana Bose Scholar Networking + 2015 logo design Session B: Sci-ROI Q&A + Development of organizational structure
6:00-8:00 Double Decker Chicago City Tour
8:00-10:00 Dinner at Hostel
May 23, 2015 Scholars Departure to Host Universities


VENUE: Consulate General of India,
Chicago 455 North City Front Plaza Drive,
NBC Tower Building, Suite No. 850, Chicago, IL 60611
ACS* – American Chemical Society NSF** – National Science Foundation

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