ACerS Refractory Ceramics Division
March 28 – 30, 2017
St. Louis Section/RCD 53rd Annual Symposium of Refractories
The St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society will sponsor the 53rd Annual Symposium on Refractories on the theme “Real World Applications of Refractory Testing” on March 29-30, 2017 and a kickoff event will be a Gateway Arch Riverboat Cruise of the Mississippi on March 28, 2017. The meeting will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel. Co-program chairs are Ashley Hampton of Vesuvius and Brian Rayner of The Orton Ceramic Foundation.
The Tabletop Expo format is the same as previous years, with each vendor having a 6-foot table to display products and literature. The charge is $300, which will be used to cover the cost of the Expo Hall and provide an open two hour bar during the “Meet and Greet” for the attendees prior to the dinner buffet on Wednesday evening. If you are interested in participating in the Tabletop Expo, contact Patty Smith at (573) 341-6265 or email@example.com.
Please note that a meeting of the ASTM International C-8 Committee on Refractories will be held on March 28th, before this joint St. Louis Section/RCD conference. Contact Kate Chalfin at (610) 832-9717 for more information on this meeting.
The pre-registration fee of $225.00 or on-site registration fee of $275.00 ($125.00 for Emeritus/Seniors and $50.00 for students) includes the cost of your bound copy of the Symposium Technical Papers, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Coffee Breaks.
A block of rooms has been set aside for the evenings of March 26-31, 2017 at the Hilton (314) 426-5500. The rate is $110.00 for a single or double. To receive the $110 rate mention the Group Name: St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society or Group Code: SLC when making your reservation. Click on the following link for hotel reservations: Hilton St. Louis Airport
All hotel reservations must be received on or before March 8, 2017.
For further information please contact Patty Smith at tel: (573) 341-6265, Fax: (573) 341-2071 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In conjunction with the ACerS St. Louis Section/RCD meeting, ASTM will hold their C08 March 2017 Meeting on Refractories
September 27 – 29, 2017
Chair: Josh Pelletier | Kerneos, Inc. | Ph: (757) 284-3254
Vice-Chair: Matt Lambert | Allied Mineral Products | Ph: (614) 876-0244
Secretary: Simon Leiderman | Shinagawa Advanced Materials | Ph: (412) 660-6798
Trustee: Louis J. Trostel, Jr. | Ph: (978)464-2469
|Division Rules and Reports|
This biennial award was established to honor Alfred W. Allen’s legacy as an educator, technical contributor and supporter of the Refractory Ceramics Division. The award committee shall select as the biennial award recipient, from the technical literature of the last two years, the author(s) of the technical paper on refractory ceramics which reflects the highest level of technical quality.
The Theodore J. Planje — St. Louis Refractories Award
In December 1967, the St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society announced the establishment of as “The St. Louis Refractories Award.” This has been provided in Article XII of the by-laws of the St. Louis Section “for the purpose of recognizing and honoring distinguished achievement in the refractories field.”
In March 1982, the St. Louis Section voted to amend Article XII of the by-laws. The award was renamed “The Theodore J. Planje — St. Louis Refractories Award” in honor of his many contributions.
Nominations received after December 1 shall be held for the following year. To request a nomination form please contact Patty Smith at P: (573) 341-6265, F: (573) 341-6151.
THE REFRACTORIES INSTITUTE 2016 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – Apply by March 13, 2017
The Refractories Institute (TRI) will once again award a limited number of scholarships based on academic merit and the applicant’s demonstrated experience and interest in the field of refractories. The scholarships will be awarded in the form of one time grants of $5,000 each and are available to an undergraduate or advanced degree in ceramic engineering, materials science, or a similar discipline at a North American college, university, or technical institute. For the 2017-18 school year, the deadline for applications is March 13, 2017. Click here for more information.
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