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Ross Coffin Purdy Award

Deadline for Nominations: January 15, 2015

Ross Coffin Purdy, in whose honor this award is given, served The American Ceramic Society for 24 years as General Secretary and Editor of its publications. He was the recipient of many awards, a Fellow and Honorary Life Member, and President of the Society. Mr. Purdy was noted for his dynamic leadership, individualism, broad vision, and unswerving devotion to the Society and to the ceramic engineering profession.


New Rules Effective October 2013:

The Purdy award shall be given to the author or authors who, in the judgment of the committee, made the most valuable contribution to ceramic technical literature during the calendar year TWO years prior to the selection (note that this change to the rules was just approved by the Board in October 2013). A technical article is defined as a paper, article, or report published in a technical or trade journal, or in a bulletin from a school, laboratory, technical bureau, or experimental station, or in a pamphlet or book form. It must be complete and readily available to the public. Nominations may be made by sending the article (electronically is preferred) in it’s entirety, to Marcia Stout (mstout@ceramics.org) with a statement why the article makes the most valuable contribution to the literature for that year and is deserving of the award.  





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