ACerS Refractory Ceramics Division
Read a recap—with photos—from the St. Louis Section/Refractory Ceramics Division’s 51st annual symposium, held March 24-26 in St. Louis, Missouri.
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St. Louis Section/RCD 52nd Annual Symposium: March 29-31, 2016
The St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society will sponsor the 52nd Annual Symposium on the theme “Refractories for the Ferrous Industry: A Historical Perspective, Present, and Future Directions” on March 30-31, 2016, with a kickoff event at the St. Louis Blues hockey game planned for the evening of March 29, 2016. Everyone who plans to attend the hockey game must sign up no later than March 15th. The meeting will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel. Co-program chairs are Simon Leiderman of U.S. Steel Research and Technology and Bill Davis, HarbisonWalker International.
View the list of speakers and their topics, and a list of tabletop exhibitors here.
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 29th, before this joint St. Louis Section/RCD conference. Contact Kate McClung 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. The deadline is March 25th to receive the pre-registration rate. 2016 Registration Form.
A block of rooms has been set aside for the evenings of March 28 thru April 1, 2016 at the Hilton (314) 426-5500. The rate is $107.00 for a single or double. To receive the $107 rate mention the Group Name: St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society or Group Code: ACT when making your reservation. The web address to make online reservations is: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/S/STLHIHF-MUS-20160328/index.jhtml
All hotel reservations must be received on or before March 7, 2016.
For further information please contact Patty Smith at tel: (573) 341-6265, Fax: (573) 341-2071 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 24 – 26, 2016
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April 26 – 28, 2016
August 21 – 26, 2016
Chair: Ben Markel | Resco Products | Ph: (336) 299-1441
Vice-Chair: Josh Pelletier | Kerneos, Inc. | Ph: (757) 284-3254
Secretary: Matt Lambert | Allied Mineral Products | Ph: (614) 876-3138
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 11, 2016
The Refractories Institute (TRI) will once again award a limited number of scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year, 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 college undergraduate or graduate students studying in North America who are enrolled full time for the 2015-16 academic year in pursuit of an undergraduate or advanced degree in ceramic engineering, materials science or similar discipline. Deadline for applications is March 11, 2016. Find out more today.
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