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Western New York Section

2017 Section Officers:


Chair:  Matt Creedon, Washington Mills


Treasurer: Matt Hall, Alfred University 


Secretary: Holly Shulman, Ceralink


Trustee One: Doreen Edwards, Rochester Institute of Technology


Trustee Two: Lou Mattos, Corning



Section Enjoys Recent Tour and Dinner Meeting

Members of the Western New York Section met on August 1 for a plant tour of ASK Chemical Hi-Tech, LLC, in Alfred Station, New York, which was followed by dinner at Rosebush Restaurant in Alfred.  A general Section meeting was held during which a draft mission statement was discussed, as well as plans for doing student outreach using the Materials Science Classrooms Kits, which were originally developed by the ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors and distributed by The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation. 


Western New York Section Holds Meeting

The newly-revitalized Western New York Section held a well-attended meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 26, 2017, in conjunction with Ceramics Expo.


Following an introduction by Section Chair Matt Creedon, special guest, ACerS President Bill Lee, kicked off the meeting by welcoming everyone and outlining his vision for the Society and the Section.


Christopher Janson, Business Development Executive, NYS Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics, followed with a presentation on how the Center leverages the University at Buffalo’s cutting edge materials science and informatics expertise to foster a culture of innovation and drive critical to R&D activities that directly impact private sector growth in advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and energy.



Matt Creedon led a discussion of Section membership and all in attendance were enrolled as Section members if they weren’t a member already.  A suggestion was made to also make Material Advantage students in the region Section members as well.


Attendees discussed various ideas for future events and it was agreed that a meeting should be planned for the near future.


For questions, contact Matt Creedon at mjcreedon22@gmail.com.


Check back for upcoming meetings and events!

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