Nirmal Sinha, Indian-American community member and strong supporter of initiatives in India, visited the A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Center for STEM Education and Research and learned about current projects. Sinha met with two graduates of the center, Sabiha Parveen and Swaleha Naseem, who are now faculty at Aligarh Muslim University. Tauheed Ahmad, center director, presented a number of ideas they envision the center can develop including digital e-learning technologies to reach large numbers of students.
Sinha has been a community leader in the United States since the early 1980s, the trustee-emeritus for the Federation of Indian Associations of Ohio and recipient of many prestigious awards including the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman given by the president of India.
The A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Center for STEM Education and Research, a joint endeavor of The Ohio State University and Aligarh Muslim University, was formally founded in 2013 under the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Award of U.S. India Education Foundation for the STEM faculty training project for Indian universities.