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Professor Reed invited to speak at 5th Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine in Morocco

Friday, September 1, 2017

Professor Patrick Reed

Professor Patrick Reed of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been invited by the National Academies of Science to serve as an invited speaker in the session on “Smart Agriculture” at the 5th Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. The symposium will be held November 2-4 in Rabat, Morocco. 

The Arab-American Frontiers symposium intends to bring together researchers from many different disciplines.  The days are designed around scientific oral presentations, poster sessions, professional development talks, and informal networking time over breaks with colleagues from the United States and the Arab region. This year’s symposium is designed to explore the frontiers of research under a wide range of interdisciplinary topics, including water, sanitation and hygiene; renewable energy; precision medicine & cancer; smart agriculture and smart cities. Past experiences have shown that this leads to very interesting cross-disciplinary discussions and research collaborations.

In each topical area, the symposium chairs have invited two U.S. speakers and two speakers from the Middle East and North Africa region. The speakers have been selected to frame challenges and facilitate discussions. There is also a competitive application process for non-speaking attendees to be selected to participate.  

Dr. Reed said, “I’ve been asked to share our latest work illustrating that sub Saharan Africa is critically important in climate change outcomes.  Our recent results emphasize that globally coordinated actions addressing regional poverty, energy transitions, and advanced agriculture are key concerns for reducing the inherent risks emerging from climate change.”



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