A second cohort of Pakistani engineering scholars has completed their entrepreneurship course of study at Arizona State University as part of the USPCAS-E program. In addition to entrepreneurship, the students are also studying engineering as well as policy in an effort to enact change and improve their country’s energy prospects.
U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy is a U.S. Agency for International Development project focused on applied research relevant to Pakistan’s energy needs. The project, which is a partnership between ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and two leading Pakistani universities, aims to produce skilled graduates in the field of energy. ASU entrepreneurship Professor Kenneth Mulligan says, “The intention of the program is to improve availability of clean reliable power in Pakistan. Strategic innovation and entrepreneurship provides a pathway for widespread implementation of their innovative technical solutions.”