Dr Maria Riaz, a NUST alumna, currently working as a Senior Software Engineer at Google, Mountain View, California, USA, visited NUST Islamabad campus on July 25, 2019. The day started with her meeting with Rector NUST, where multiple avenues of potential collaboration between NUST and alumni were discussed. Rector lauded her efforts in organising the NUST Alumni USA Chapter, especially women leaders in STEM.
Later, Dr Maria had an interactive session with students, faculty and alumni, where she shared different internship, employment and faculty grant opportunities at Google. She also visited the NUST Technology Incubation Centre (TIC) and met Pro-Rector RIC, Dr Nassar Ikram, to discuss alumni role in developing the venture capital ecosystem for start-ups.
Dr Maria was also given a tour of the NUST Central Library, where she greatly appreciated the NUST Global Alumni Network Wall, featuring NUST alumni's global footprint.