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  • August 25, 2014 22:51 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)

    It is our pleasure to share with you another exciting news that Dr. Ramin Golestanian, one of the Sharif University of Technology graduates, has won the 2014 prestigious Holweck prize "for his pioneering contributions to the field of active soft matter, particularly microscopic swimmers and active colloids." 

    Dr. Golestanian currently works at Oxford University.

    On behalf of SUTA we sincerely congratulate Dr. Golestanian on this great achievement and wish him all the bests. For more information, please consult this link.


    Board of Directors of SUTA    

  • August 14, 2014 22:52 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)
    A report by Deutsche Welle has been prepared and posted online (accessible here). This report has been slightly changed, after its initial broadcast, to correct a few mistakes.


    It should also be noted that the Deutsche Welle report has been prepared independently from SUTA and its content does not necessarily reflect the official SUTA position.

    Board of Directors



  • August 14, 2014 22:49 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)
    We are pleased to share the report of the 8th SUTA reunion here, in PDF format. We are also preparing a bulletin of news, with pictures and with more details that would be posted as soon as it gets ready.

    Board of Directors of SUTA


  • August 14, 2014 22:45 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)

    It is our pleasure to share with you the exciting news that Dr. Maryam Mizakhani, one of Sharif University of Technology graduates, has won the 2014 prestigious award of “Fields Medal.” She is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal, otherwise known as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics” in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces.
    Dr. Mirzakhani, a graduate of mathematics from the Sharif University of Technology, who is currently a professor at the Stanford University, has already won several prestigious awards, including the Satter Prize from the American Mathematics Society in 2013, and also the Gold Medal of Mathematics Olympiad in 1995. In 2005, when she was only 30 years old and teaching at Princeton University, she was selected by the Popular Science Magazine as one of the 10 superior brains in North America.
    On behalf of SUTA we sincerely congratulate Dr. Mirzakhani on her great achievement and wish her all the bests. For more information, please consult the following link: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/august/fields-medal-mirzakhani-081214.html.

    Board of Directors of SUTA

    It is our pleasure to share with you an exciting news that Dr. Maryam Mizakhani, one of the Sharif University of Technology graduates, has won the 2014 prestigious award of “Fields Medal”. She is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal, otherwise known as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics” in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces.

    Dr. Mirzakhani, a graduate of mathematics from the Sharif University of Technology, who is currently a professor at the Stanford University, has already won several prestigious awards, including the Satter Prize from the American Mathematics Society in 2013, and also the Gold Medal of Mathematics Olympiad in 1995. In 2005, when she was only 30 years old and teaching at Princeton University, she was selected by the Popular Science Magazine as one of the 10 superior brains in North America.

    On behalf of SUTA we sincerely congratulate Dr. Mirzakhani on her great achievement. For more information, please consult the following link: http://news.stanford.edu/news/ 2014/august/fields-medal- mirzakhani-081214.html.


    Board of Directors of SUTA   

  • August 09, 2014 22:40 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)

    A conference on entrepreneurship is being held in Berkeley, California, on September 6, 2014. The organizers of the conference have requested SUTA to inform its membership of this unique event, and we are delighted to share this news with you.


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    For Immediate Release August 1, 2014


    Contact: Marilynn Ahern, Conference Contact +1.650.486.2429

    Bridge 2014
    High Tech Entrepreneurship in Iran: Opportunities and Challenges

    [Berkeley, CA] undefined For the first time, seasoned entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and Iran will convene to explore the opportunities and challenges of high tech entrepreneurship in Iran and its impact on the country's ongoing economic development. Bridge 2014 (www.bridge2014.org) will raise awareness about the critical need to build educational bridges and promote the culture of “Entrepreneurs without Borders”.

    The Bridge 2014 conference (September 6, 2014 at the UC Berkeley Wheeler Auditorium) is predicated on the notion that the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation is the indispensable key to sustainable growth. This gathering will be part of a global effort to draw attention to “High Tech Entrepreneurship in Iran: Opportunities and Challenges.” This tagline represents the Bridge 2014 vision of calling upon change makers and thought leaders both in Silicon Valley and Iran. According to Kamran Elahian, Chairman and Co-Founder of Global Catalyst Partners, “We believe Silicon Valley and Iran’s thought leaders can empower aspiring young entrepreneurs that are striving to make a difference in this world.” “We envision this conference to be a precursor to future international events where highly accomplished executives will coach/mentor their aspiring counterparts from Iran.”

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    Conference participants will educate each other about the issues impacting high tech entrepreneurship in Iran, the prevailing conditions in the country that deviate from the “global innovation model,” and the steps that should be taken to reduce this gap. Bridge 2014 complies with sanctions and corresponding laws. According to Kamran Elahian, “During this gathering, these key influencers with diverse backgrounds will share their vision, experiences, and perspectives for creating a better world through the power of innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit. This conference explores the role of high tech in economic development: where change is the catalyst and choice is unlimited.”

    The issues that will be explored in this educational conference include: the attraction of venture capital, cultural attitudes towards entrepreneurs' failure, existence of innovation clusters, the ease of starting businesses, and the availability and accessibility of mentors and role models. According to Dariush Zahedi, Director of the Berkeley Program on Entrepreneurship and Development in the Middle East, “We will examine the circumstances under which high tech entrepreneurship and innovation can emerge as engines of inclusive growth, reducing the country’s dependence on extractive industries, expanding the size of its middle class, reversing the flight of capital, and promoting the circulation of the brain-drain.”

    Bridge 2014’s activities are hosted and sponsored by UC Berkeley. More than thirty companies, non- profit organizations and community leaders have provided support and donations for this event. For the list of sponsors, please see: www.bridge2014/donation.

  • June 10, 2014 13:14 | Masoud Olfat

    On Friday, 9 May 2014 the first SPIRIT conference (SPecialists of IT in IRan) took place at the Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersburg, Bonn in Germany. The event was co-organised by axxessio and VIHA (association of Iranian faculty members and academics). About 80 conference visitors participated in informative presentations about current and future topics in the IT industry. The speeches were held by seven distinguished speakers with Persian background.

    In addition to subject-specific presentations and a panel discussion, the participants had also the opportunity to inform themselves about the partners of SPIRIT 2014 at their respective stand.

    SUTA had a strong presence in SPIRIT 2014 through supporting the conference, attending and presenting in the conference, and promoting the conference to the members. 

    The media communications on SPIRIT 2014, including several pictures, a by BBC Persian, and a report by Deutsche Welle can be seen at 

    http://www.spirit-conference.com/media.html#prettyPhoto


  • May 30, 2014 10:39 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)

    SUTA Toronto Chapter and Iranian Scholars Worldwide (ISW) were delighted to jointly present a talk by Dr. Mohaddesseh Azimlu on Stars and planets formation and possibility of life in solar system and exosolar planets at the University of Toronto on Thursday May 29th, 2014. The talk was given to an audience of about 80 people, and was also live webcast on YouTube. It is still available at this address on YouTube (when watching, please fast forward the first approximately 10 minutes, to get to where it actually starts).





  • May 30, 2014 10:32 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)
      


    SUTA Toronto Chapter and Toronto Iranians Community Group were delighted to invite Mr. Reza Zarghamee to give a lecture on Discovering Cyrus: The Persian Conqueror Astride the Ancient World at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on Saturday and Sunday May 24 & 25, 2014. The talks were part of the Iranian Heritage Day. The talks were received by an audience of approximately 30 and 60 people, on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

    We are very happy to also announce that Reza would be one of the 4 keynote speakers at our 2014 Global Reunion in Milan.




    Toronto Chapter Executive Committee

  • May 20, 2014 02:32 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)
    The SUT Alumni Association in Iran is preparing for a conference in Tehran, October 2014. The conference will cover a wide range of issues such as alumni's achievements, modern university's mandate, brain drain, and engineering challenges facing the country.

    For details of the conference, and for the call for paper, please click here.

    Disclaimer: this event has been sent to us by SUT Alumni Association, and SUTA is not responsible for its contents and execution. 
  • April 23, 2014 01:56 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)
    SUTA is pleased to announce its affiliation with the Iranian Scholars Worldwide (ISW) association. The main mandate of ISW is to represent Iranian scholars outside Iran, and to help them promote themselves more effectively.
    For more information about ISW, and its mandate please refer to their website
    We hope that this affiliation paves the way for the more effective collaboration of SUTA and other like-wise organizations outside of Iran.

     

    پیام به سازمان دانشوران ایرانی سراسر جهان


    بسیار خوشوقتیم که شاهد آغاز به کار سازمان دانشوران ایرانی سراسر جهان می­باشیم. ایجاد چنین نهادی از دیرباز آرزوی ما در انجمن سوتا بوده و هست. و هم از این روست که سوتا مشتاقانه حمایت و همگامی خود را با این نهاد در شرف تاسیس اعلام نموده است. مایلم در این فرصت از طرف هیات مدیره، مشاوران و اعضای سوتا به هیات موسس این سازمان تبریک گفته و برایشان صمیمانه آرزوی پیروزی و سربلندی بنمایم. نیل به اهداف عالیه اکثریت جامعه تحصیل کرده ایرانی تبار در خارج از کشور در گرو رشد و شکوفایی سازمان­هایی نظیر سازمان شما و همدلی و همکاری گروه­ها و سازمان­های موجود می­باشد. دلتان شاد و امیدتان مستحکم باد.

    دکتر بهرام ظهیراعظمی، رییس هفتمین هیات مدیره انجمن دانشگاه صنعتی شریف


    Message to the Iranian Scholars Worldwide (ISW)


    It is with great pleasure to witness the establishment of ISW with its noble mission. Creation of such an organization has been one of the ambitions of SUTA for long time, and for that reason we extend our sincere support to ISW. Also, on behalf of SUTA, our Board of Directors and advisers, I would like to present our best wishes to ISW and its founding members. With this establishment, we expect our community of Iranian Scholars to raise the bar, and set higher goals, and follow systematic methodologies in achieving those goals.

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