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Feature: Business & Research Environment Track


Ceramic Leadership Summit


Register by May 21 to save | Advance Brochure


The first annual Ceramic Leadership Summit will discuss business
opportunities, emerging technologies, critical areas for scientific
advancement and process innovations challenging the ceramic materials
community. The Business & Research Environment track runs on Tuesday, June 22.

10:45 to 11:40 a.m.
Building
Industry-University Alliances

The economic stability of “small” undergraduate engineering programs such as Ceramic Engineering depends heavily upon striking a balance between the undergraduate and graduate missions. Enrollment alone can never justify our existence. Coupled with the current economic climate, it is clear that our future viability depends directly on building a much stronger and sustainable relationship with industry. In this presentation I will give a chair’s perspective on what expanded role we need industry to play in key areas such as advisory boards, recruiting, ABET accreditation, curriculum development, student
interactions, sponsored research, faculty retention, alumni relations and facilities maintenance and acquisition.
Wayne
Huebner
, Chairman, Missouri University of Science &
Technology


10:45 to 11:40 a.m.

New Realities for Materials Research Funding

In this new decade, under new leadership, we find ourselves in interesting times for research funding. This session discusses new U.S. Government research funding realities. The Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences supports research to understand, predict and control matter and energy. The total FY10 budget appropriation increased by 3%. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has the responsibility to discover, shape and champion basic research. Over the past five years, AFOSR’s core basic research budget has increased approximately $100M. The Office of Naval Research provides funding across a broad spectrum of technology levels. The ONR budget is approximately $2B. The National Science
Foundation received an increase of 7% over 2008. These numbers point to an anticipated increase in materials research funding, particularly in priority areas.

Linda Horton, Division Director, Material
Sciences & Engineering Division, DOE

Joycelyn Harrison, Program Manager, Air
Force Office of Scientific Research

Lynnette D. Madsen, Program Director for
Ceramics, National Science Foundation

Eric Wuchina, Program Officer, Office of
Naval Research


10:45 to 11:40 a.m.

The Global Business Climate for Ceramic-related Industries

This session will examine market drivers, emerging technology trends and overall dynamics across several areas related to applications of ceramics, such as materials and manufacturing, energy, transportation and water treatment. We will look at trends, successes and failures of VC financing in these areas, as well as effect of recent economic downturn, especially on broad categories of coatings and composites. We will also discuss opportunities and challenges for emerging technology
adoption in these areas.
Evgenia Pekarskaya, Senior Analyst, Lux Research


Registration

To register for the conference online, select your membership type
below or register by mail, phone or fax by downloading the registration
form
.


On or Before

May 21, 2010

After

May 21, 2010

Member $595 $695
Nonmember $715 $815
Emeritus/Senior $425 $525
Material Advantage Student Member $195 $245
Student: Not in Material Advantage $230 $280
Extra Dinner/Reception Ticket $85 $85

Note: Registration includes 2
lunches, coffee breaks, networking reception and conference dinner.


Special
Offer
: Save 30% off each registration when 3 or more
people from the same organization sign up by May 21st at the Member,
Nonmember, or Emeritus rates. Registrations must be made at the same
time, but Registrants may be from different locations. To take advantage
of this offer, contact ACerS Customer Service.




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