The ECD Nominating Committee invites nominations for the division secretary candidate for 2013-14. Please send your nominations, with a short description of the candidate’s qualifications, to one of the committee members by July 31, 2013:
Dileep Singh (Chair-ECD Nominating Committee),
Argonne National Lab, Argonne, IL
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
The University of Akron, Akron, OH
The American Ceramic Society’s National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (ACerS/NICE) is proud to be a part of the Order of the Engineer, an organization that exists “to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer.”
Who is Eligible: Graduating Seniors in Engineering, Practicing Engineers, Professors Teaching Engineering in Accredited Programs.
When: Monday, October 28, 2013, from 5:30-6:30 PM
Where: Palais des congrès de Montréal Convention Center; Montreal, Canada
Deadline for application: August 31, 2013
To be a part of this ceremony, fill out the application form and mail it along with a check for $25 to ACerS. You have to have graduated from an accredited program to be initiated, so please fill that out on the form. Contact Fred Stover if you have questions.
It’s time to start working on nominations for the ACerS 2014 Class of Fellows. Nominations submitted by September 1, 2013 will be considered for elevation to Fellow at the ACerS Annual Meeting at MS&T’14 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Fellows should be “persons of good reputation who have reached their 35th birthday and who have been members of the Society at least five years continuously at the established nomination deadline date when nominated. They shall prove qualified for elevation to the grade of Fellow by reason of outstanding contributions to the ceramic arts or sciences; through broad and productive scholarship in ceramic science and technology, by conspicuous achievement in ceramic industry or by outstanding service to the Society.”
The Pittsburgh Section of ACerS is once again hosting the annual golf outing on Monday, September 9, 2013, at Crispin Golf Course - Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. The golf format is a 4-person scramble. Enjoy a complete program of 18 holes of golf (including cart), hot dog snack, BBQ dinner, refreshments, various awards and prizes.
COMING SOON: Materials science demonstration and lab kits, providing an introduction to the basic classes of materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites) through a total of ten fun and interactive lessons.
Each kit includes most of the essential materials needed to perform the experiments as well as a comprehensive set of lesson documents consisting of instructions, discussion questions, and sample data sheets. The lab kit is designed for small groups of students to perform the experiments and includes lessons such as ‘Chocolate Strength - How strong is your chocolate?’ which examines the influence of different microstructures on the strength of a material. The demo kit is designed for the teacher to perform the experiments and includes lessons such as ‘Hot or Not’ which examines the behavior of a ceramic space tile as it moves through Earth’s atmosphere.
Watch the PCSA website for more purchasing details. The kits will initially be available for domestic shipping only.