Over 100 researchers and scientists from the U.S. and the five countries of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) – Myanmar, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam – gathered for the LMI Young Scientist Program annual symposium in Yangon December 12-13.
Forty young scientists from the five Lower Mekong countries presented their collaborative research to improve health and environmental sustainability in the Lower Mekong region. Participants in the Symposium represented academia, industry, government and non-profit organizations from the U.S. and the five Lower Mekong countries.
“The United States wants more young scientists from Myanmar and throughout the Lower Mekong region to work together to find innovative solutions to cross-border environmental and health challenges,” U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission George Sibley said. Together with Ministry of Education Chairman of the National Education Policy Commission, Prof. Dr. Myo Kywe, Deputy Chief of Mission Sibley spoke during the opening session of the second annual Young Scientist Symposium on December 12.
See you in Bangkok!
Next year’s summer placement program will take place in Bangkok, Thailand. The 2020 LMI Young Scientist Program will challenge participants to think like entrepreneurs and learn about technology transfer as a key resource for innovation.
Young scientists from the five LMI member countries will learn about building and innovating businesses by licensing the technology invented in their research laboratories.
Interested Master’s and PhD students and recent graduates with advanced research projects on technologies with commercialization potential, are invited to apply. The application process will open in early 2020.