I am very grateful I was able to receive an invitation to attend the United Nations Academic Impact(UNAI) – START/Amrita University Conference on Technology for Sustainable Development.
The conference was held on July 8th at the United Nations. There were faculty and research delegates, from 93 universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford which have partnered for the cause.
The chancellor of Amrita University, Amma, discussed about the connection between Science and Spirituality and how to "reconcile ancient spiritual wisdom and modern technology for societal transformation":
Afterwards many researchers showcased their university's research projects.
At the end of the conference, I signed my personal statement with my intention to collaborate on research-and-development efforts with the specific aim of providing humanitarian relief and furthering the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This made me think of how as teachers we line up to state and nation goals. I also feel to further impact we can work towards lining up to international goals.