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Two Swanson School students serving as Pitt delegates to 2012 One Young World Summit in Pittsburgh


PITTSBURGH  (October 17, 2012) ... Two Swanson School of Engineering students are among ten University of Pittsburgh undergraduate and graduate students serving as delegates to this week's One Young World Summit, which is expected to bring 1,500 young people from 196 countries to Downtown Pittsburgh's David L. Lawrence Convention Center tomorrow through Oct. 22.

Several of the conference's breakout sessions will be held in the University's Nationality Rooms on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 20. Delegates will attend sessions from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the African, English, French, Indian, Japanese, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Swiss, Turkish, Welsh, and Yugoslav Nationality Rooms. Topics of those sessions range from "Creating High Fashion Through Social Good-Recycling & Resettling" and "Unintended Consequences of Aid," to "Sports and Society," taught by nationally renowned sports historian Rob Ruck, a senior lecturer in Pitt's Department of History.

The Swanson School delegates are graduate students Pattarapa Boon-Im from Thailand, who is in the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering program, and Mumen Hussein Ramadan, who is enrolled in the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program (advisor, Dr. Yiran Chen) and who earned his bachelor's degree from Seba University in Libya. 

Read more at the University of Pittsburgh Office of Public Affairs.


Contact: Paul Kovach