Pravasi Corner 
Recreating Washington
Anshuman Razdan, 40, director of the Arizona State University's Partnership for Research in Spatial Modelling, is collaborating with anthropologist Jeffrey Schwartz, who has been commissioned by Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, to virtually recreate three lifelike, life-size figures of George Washington. It will use computer imaging and some old-fashioned detective work to create three models of Washington. The statues will capture Washington as a surveyor at age 19, on horseback as commander in chief at 45, and being sworn in president at 57.
An Indian American technology entrepreneur has been appointed executive-in-residence of the Master of Engineering Management programme of a top university in the United States. Vivek Wadhwa, the co-founder and ex-CEO of Relativity Technologies Inc, Raleigh, will under the new post, serve as a mentor to students in the programme conducted by Duke University in North Carolina and assist faculty interested in commercialising technology developed in the campus.