NSF (National Science Foundation) Student Grants to Supports PM Industry. Las Vegas, June 13–16 2017

Dear All,
The National Science Foundation is offering 40 Grants/Scholarship (no cost except air) for students in the US, from any Engineering/Science discipline to attend the Annual PM (Powder Metallurgy) Conference in Las Vegas, to get them exposed to the field of Powder Metallurgy – a super niche technology.

Please review the Grant Request below and also my communication with Jim Adams the Executive Director of MPIF/APMI. Time is short.
It would be great opportunity for our community youngsters to participate, learn, and network.
Edul Daver

EMAIL: eduldaver@gmail.com

The National Science Foundation has announced the approval of a grant program to support 40 students from U.S. institutions to attend POWDERMET2017 (International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials) and AMPM2017 (Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy) in Las Vegas, June 13–16.

The awards will cover the full conference registration fee (including the opening and closing events and two luncheons) and three-nights hotel accommodations in double occupancy. Any travel-related expenses are covered by the student or his/her institution.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be attending a U.S. institution when applying
  • Students must attend the entire conference (June 13–16)
  • Participation at conference (one of the following):
    • Primary author on accepted technical paper
    • Primary co-author on accepted technical poster
    • Commitment to submit a technical poster on activities at their institution, if selected
  • Postdoctoral scholars are not eligible
  • Deadline is February 24

For more details, including how to apply, please visit POWDERMET2017.org and select the “Student Grant Opportunity.”


James P. Adams
Executive Director/CEO


Dear ZAGBA Community:
Below are three dates, including date for ZAGBCHRISTMAS PARTY, that you may want to note in your calendar, in case you decide to participate. Follow up emails with information on each event will be sent out soon.
1) Sunday, November 12, 2017-Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Meal Packing Service Project: to be held in collaboration with the Harvard Chaplains.  This event will be held in the afternoon from 1:00pm till 5:00pm.  There will be various shifts in different time slots, that you can choose from, in order to participate as a volunteer. More details, on the event itself and the venue will be sent soon.
2) Saturday, November 18, 2017-ZAGBA’s Initiative and Sponsorship for Meal Packing for Puerto Rico: This event will be held at Temple Shalom Emeth, 16 Lexington St, Burlington, MA.  ZAGBA is requesting its community members to please donate for this noble cause.  Checks can be made out to ‘ZAGBA’ and mailed to the treasurer.
This event will be held from Noon until 6 pm or completion.  Most Volunteers will be packing meals in 1.5 hr shifts, while some other Volunteers will be helping with other ongoing tasks. Separate email with full details, will be sent to all volunteers closer to 11/18 date.
Please ​also ​read ZAGBA’s ​email that was sent last week on October 18th for further information, such as mailing address for checks and ​t​o volunteer.
 ZAGBA Board has organized a Xmas Party on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at China Gourmet, 1583 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA
from 6:00pm to 10:00pm (approx). We plan to have a fun party
​ with something for everyone.  We will send out more information via an Evite very soon.
  • February 10, 2018—Game Night
  • March 24, 2018—Navroze/Nowruz Celebration

Please pencil in these dates in your calendars.

(Note: these dates are tentative, depending on weather conditions.  All events will be confirmed prior to the date by way of an Evite.) 

Warm regards,​


Children’s Religious Education Classes

2017-2018 Class Dates:
October 1, 2017
November 5, 2017
December 3, 2017
January 7, 2018
February 11, 2018
March 4, 2018
April 8, 2018
May 6, 2018
June 3, 2018

Time: 2 pm to 4 pm (Please plan to arrive by 1:45)

Place: Bedford Town Center, 12 Mudge Way, Bedford MA 01730

(yellow building in the back past the brick building of the Town Hall)

Kids’ Club Room Numbers 149 to 152 (on lower level) Entrance to this wing of the building is from the door (at the inside corner of the building) to the right of the main entrance doors.

Class Format: The minimum age limit to register for the Zarathushti Classes is 4 years old as of September 1st of that year.

The class format consists of the following five classes with separate teachers for each class.

Class I Pre-School to Kindergarten (Teacher: Nasreen Bhumgara)

Class II Grade 1 to Grade 3 (Teachers: Vahishta Cowasji and Anaheet Gazder)

Class III Grade 4 to Grade 6 (Teacher: Farhad Panthaki)

Class IV Grade 7 and 8 (Teacher: Kaizad Patel)

Class V Grade 9 and up (Teacher: Parastu Dubash)

Children going to Grade 1, 4, 7 and 9 in September will transfer to Class II, III, IV & V respectively, in the September class every year. In order to meet the cost of renting the facility and for expenses related to preparation of class materials and handouts, we would like parents to register for the full year by bringing a check payable to ZAGBA for $100 (1 child) or $150 (2 children) or $180 (3 children) to the September class.

Contact Information: For more information or to register for the classes, please contact Farhad Panthaki or any of the other teachers listed below.

Nasreen Bhumgara Email: nrb2018@gmail.com

Vahishta Cowasji Email: gativ2004@yahoo.com

Anaheet Gazder Email: anaheet@gmail.com

Farhad Panthaki Email: fpanthaki@yahoo.com

Kaizad Patel Email: Kaizad@townisp.com

Parastu Dubash Email: parastu3@gmail.com