MS&T’13 is underway in Montreal, and the event got off to a flying start Sunday evening and Monday morning.
Events Sunday included a welcome reception that included a sneak peek at some entries in the student poster contest and a very well-attended student mixer that produced opportunities for fun, networking, and even shakin’ it on the dance floor.
The technical portion of the meeting got started in earnest Monday morning with the plenary session organized this year by ACerS. The topic was “Advanced Materials and Manufacturing for Extreme Environments.” Speakers included Kevin Bowcutt of The Boeing Company, who discussed the challenges of hypersonic (mach 5 and beyond) flight; Los Alamos National Laboratory’s John Sarrao, who updated attendees on his group’s mesoscale materials research; and Tresa Pollock of the Univerisity of California, Santa Barbara, who briefed the crowd on materials in turbine engine environments.
Following is a selection of photos from all three events. Stay tuned for much more from MS&T’13!