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Mr. David Penrose joins KU as Fulbright Specialist

isms | 31 August, 2015 08:02

Mr. David Penrose joins Kathmandu University Department of Environmental Science and Engineering in the capacity of a Fulbright Specialist effective from 28 August 2015. The main host of the Fulbright Specialist is Prof. Subodh Sharma from KU, and the Co-host is Mr. Megh Ale from Nepal River Conservation Trust. Dr. Bibhuti Ranjan Jha, KU, will audit the class of Mr. Penrose and later take the lead as Course Director. 
A graduate in Public Health from University of Michigan, Mr. Penrose served as the President of Freshwater Science Society, USA, in the year 2012.
While in Nepal, the U.S. Senior Specialist will be involved in three main activities. Activity I includes helping Kathmandu University faculty in strengthening the existing curricula of M.Sc. Environment and Natural Resources delivered at Graduate level with the course titled "ENVS 551: River Ecology and Restoration". He will also be teaching this three credit hour course to the students.  Activity II involves developing a training package for the school students on the use of aquatic insects as indicators of environmental health, as an outreach program, and organizing two trainings for those students attending Bagmati Cleaning Campaign as a part of their curricula. As a part of Activity III, the Specialist will reach out to the public during the Bagmati Cleaning Campaign and demonstrate to them how the aquatic insects biodiversity changes with the improvement of water quality. 
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