During May 2015, Prof. Sam Mil’shtein was traveling to Republic of Kazakhstan. He was invited to speak at Economic Forum 2015. Economic Forum is the part of International Meeting of G-200, which includes countries such as Australia, Japan, countries of Africa and Latin America.
On May 21 at the energy section of the Forum, Mil’shtein presented the talk entitled “Future of Solar/Electric Transportation.” The presentation described design and work of UMass Lowell AETC students. On May 22, Mil’shtein was invited to be present at the general meeting of Academy of Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. At this meeting the members of Academy voted to elect Mil’shtein as a member (Academician) of the Kazakh Academy.
Being absolutely not prepared for the surprise, Mil’shtein needed help of two people to ware properly the academic hat and academic gown.