The Pittsburgh Section is the oldest ACerS section. Our geographical area encompasses the following counties of western Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren, Washington, and West Moreland.
Chair & Treasurer: Glenn McIntyre, HarbisonWalker International
Counselor: Curt Zimmer
Ad Hoc: Bill Harasty
Ad Hoc: Jim Gilson
Ad Hoc: Eric Young
If you would like to contact any of the Pittsburgh Section officers, visit the ACerS online membership directory for contact details. You must be a member to access the directory. Or contact Marilyn Stoltz at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Pittsburgh Section members participate in Pittsburgh Region Future City competition
On Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, Glenn McIntyre, Harbison Walker International, Mark Morelock, Chiz Brother, Eric Young and Bill Harasty, participated in the Pittsburgh Region Future City competition.
Future City is a hands-on cross-curricular educational program that brings Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to life for students in grades 6 through 8. This years focus was on Climate Change Challenges.
Entries are judged and give a cash prize Special Award for the Best Use of Ceramics. This years winner was from Marion Center Sr./Jr. High. The teams are generally made up of four student presenters and a few student helpers, along with an engineering mentor and teacher. Marion Center only had one student participant, Carson Carnahan, who did everything.
ACerS Pittsburgh Section Annual 2022 Golf Outing Photos and Results
Thank you to all who participated in the Annual Pittsburgh Golf Outing. A few minutes of rain, did not stop us from having a great day! Many thanks to the following hole sponsors for their support:
Fusion Ceramics Inc.
Harbison Walker International
Henry F. Teichmann
Imerys / KT Clay
Northern Graphite Corp
If you would like to assist with organizing next year's golf outing or become involved in the Pittsburgh Section, please contact Glenn McIntyre or Bill Harasty.
First Place Team: Ryan Deatrick, Mike Marasco, Joe Bruce and Robert Christenson.
Second Place Team: Rob Conn, Leslie Fenwick and Mike Neiport
Third Place Team: Dan Gahagan, Lynda Harasty, Bill Harasty and Todd Barson
Closest to the pin- Mike Marasco
Long putt-Joe Bruce
Long Drive- Dan Gahagan
Putting contest winner- Mike Neiport
Closest to the pin- Rob Conn
2021 Pittsburgh Section Annual Golf Outing
The Pittsburgh Section of ACerS Annual Golf Outing returned on Monday, September 13 at Lenape Heights Golf Resort. Participants enjoyed a complete program of special events, 18 holes of golf, cart, hot dog snack, dinner, refreshments, prizes, and awards.
Thank you to Fiven North America, Inc for sponsoring the $10,000 Hole in One. Golfers enjoyed competing for the $10,000 Hole in One even if no one took home the prize.
Thank you to the hole sponsors:
Chiz Brothers Fusion Ceramics, Inc
HarbisonWalker International Henry F. Teichmann
Imerys / KT Clay Morgan Advanced Materials
Standard Ceramic Swindell Dressler
Congratulations to all of the winners:
Putting Contest Winner:
Skill Prize Winners:
Dan Gahagan – closest to the pin and longest putt
Todd Zehmisch – longest drive
Tom Arbanas – closest to the pin
2019 Pittsburgh Section Annual Golf Outing
The Pittsburgh Section of ACerS again hosted its annual golf outing on Monday, August 19, 2019, at Birdsfoot Golf Club. Participants enjoyed a complete program of special events, 18 holes of golf, cart, hot dog snack, dinner, refreshments, prizes, and awards.
The Section wishes to thank the following for donating a prize and/or sponsoring a hole:
Fusion Ceramics Inc.
Globe Electric Co. Inc.
Henry F. Teichmann
Imerys / KT Clay
Vanderbilt Minerals LLC
William S. Bates Award is Presented
ACerS Pittsburgh Section presented the William S. Bates Award to Section Member Bill Harasty on Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Spouses Night Dinner, held at the Springfield Grille in Mars, PA. Toastmasters were Curt Zimmer and Glenn McIntyre.The award recognizes individuals who further the efforts of the Pittsburgh Section as well as the local community. Bill has been active with the Section since the late 90's and has served in various positions. In addition to being an officer, he has been Chairman of the Bleininger Award program and golf chair for many years. Bill is the Pelletizing Product Manager at Mars Mineral.Bates, for whom the award is named, was heavily involved in the Society. He was a member of the Section for 48 years and served as Section counselor for 25 years.
We are evaluating having a local technical meeting with short talks showcasing the technical work done by some local ceramic or material science companies. If you are interested in presenting, please contact Glenn McIntyre.
Future City Competition
www.futurecitypittsburgh.org The National Engineers Week Future City Competition offers 7th and 8th grade students a resourceful way to learn about engineering. The Pittsburgh Section presents students with a cash award for "The best use of ceramics" in their displays. The judging is based on the specific inclusion of ceramic materials in the model (and the ability to identify them) and the knowledge of the group (or spokes member) of how ceramics/materials would be used in their city of the future.
Scholarship The J. Earl Frazier Memorial Scholarship, $2000 minimum, is awarded annually to a member of a junior class at one of the colleges providing an accredited undergraduate ceramic science and/or engineering curriculum and whose home residence is within the geographical confines of the Pittsburgh Section.Scholarship Requirements | Scholarship Application Form. For more information, contact: Curt Zimmer, 127 Shoshone Trail, Mercer, PA, 16137 Phone: 724-475-6001 Email: email@example.com
The Albert Victor Bleininger Memorial Award
The Pittsburgh Section presents this award for distinguished achievement in the field of ceramics. The Pittsburgh Section established this award in honor of one of its founders, A Charter Member and early President of The American Ceramic Society and one who contributed richly to the development of ceramics and the ceramic industry.
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