IAA Dinner/ Social Hour in June – Student Scholarship award in July

Monthly Meeting in June: Dinner/ Social Hour

After 18 scientific lectures by local Iranian professionals and academia, we are going to to hold an “Academic/Professional Social Hour” on Thursday June 11, 2009 at Montgomery Community College (7:30 pm).

Our monthly meeting in June, is aimed to be a celebration of the academic year. This meeting will allow students to introdue themselves and their work to the their peers and community of professionals in the area. Especially with the upcoming Preseidential Elections on Friday, this will also give everybody an opportunity to share their opinions and concerns in this regard.

IAA Student Scholarship Award:

The IAA meeting in July will be dedicated to the “IAA Student Scholarship Award” and will host Dr. Shamloo of World Bank as the guest speaker . If you are full time college student (Undergrad-Grad), you are encouraged to apply for this scholarship by June 20, 2009. Please see more details here.

For filling the application form, click here.

If you are not a student but know eligible students within your family, friends, and professional circles, by all means, please pass on the word and have them apply for this scholarship. For this scholarship period, we encourage the students in soft sciences (art, humanities, Social Sciences, Management, Economy, Journalism . . . ) to apply.

Montgomery Community College (Rockville Campus)- Humanity Building (HU), Conference Room 009

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Dues: $15 per person, $5 for students (including dinner)

IAA-DC Scholarship Award Application Due Date

The application due date for IAA-DC scholarship award is extended to Saturday June 7, 2008. The 2007-2008 scholarships will be awarded in the next IAA-DC lecture on Thursday June 12, 2008.

All Iranian and Iranian-American students in Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area are eligible to apply for this award. You can find the application form and more details here.

Development of a Low Power and Robust Excavation System for Space Mining (with Focus on Mining on Moon)

By: Jamal Rostami, PhD, PE

Thursday July 12, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Jamal Rostami


This is a discussion of current research underway for development of mining machinery for Lunar Mining. This project involves theoretical studies, laboratory testing of stimulant soil samples, and development of a prototype cutter-head for excavation of frozen lunar soil. The prototype cutter-head is going to undergo a full scale testing at a research facility in Pennsylvania in near future.

About the Lecturer:

Dr. Rostami has over 17 years of experience in design, management, research, and teaching in the field of mining, tunneling, civil infrastructure, and underground construction. This includes advanced and mechanized tunneling, micro-tunneling, directional drilling, and mining systems used by this industry around the world. He also has experience in project management, planning and execution of geotechnical investigations, procuring of mining and tunneling equipment, cost estimation, bid preparation, and feasibility analysis for mining and underground construction projects. He has spent over 4 Years at Mining Engineering Department, University of Tehran. He has also spent more than 8 Years at Mining Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines CSM), Golden, Colorado working as a research assistant professor and deputy director of Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute (EMI), managing research programs, conducting research and testing, and offering courses. Dr. Rostami has over 48 papers including 5 peer reviewed papers and over 28 Major Reports. He has developed and offered several short courses on mechanical excavation, geotechnical investigation, mining, and tunneling. Dr. Rostami is currently working with Camp Dresser McKee (CDM) Consulting Engineers and will start his carrier as a faculty at the Dept. of Energy and Mineral Engineering in Pennsylvania State University by Aug. 2007. He serves as the Vice President of Iranian Academic Association (IAA), DC Chapter.

Fee: $15 per person, $5 for students (including dinner)

Location: Tony Lin’s Kitchen

12015 Rockville Pike # G
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 468-5858

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