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April 21st, 2016

Pittsburgh Section

Published on April 21st, 2016 | By: Belinda Raines

The Pittsburgh Section is the oldest ACerS section. Our geographical area encompasses western Pennsylvania and small portions of Ohio and West Virginia.




Glenn McIntyre

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Curt Zimmer



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Bill Harasty

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Jim Gilson

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Eric Young





Dues of $15 per year can be paid on your annual ACerS membership renewal form.


Meetings & Events:


Pittsburgh Section Golf Outing a Great Success!

The ACerS Pittsburgh Section hosted its annual golf outing (4-person scramble) on Monday, September 12, 2016, at Lenape Heights Golf Resort in Ford City, PA.  


Participants enjoyed a complete program of special events, 18 holes of golf, cart, hot dog snacks, dinner, refreshments, prizes, and awards.


This year’s First Place team consisted of Michael Neiport, Rob Conn, Garrett Sullivan, and Jack Tomina.  Michael also won the putting contest!


Second Place went to Chad Rittle, Eric Meuschke, Jay Hope, and Mike DeLucia.


Third Place went to Greg Andrews, Leslie Beiter, Robert Christensen, and Chris Beiter.


Two Closest to the Pin prizes went to Greg Andrews and Mike DeLucia. The Long Drive award went to Dennis Hagman, and the Longest Putt prize went to Bill Harasty.


The Pittsburgh Section thanks all who participated and donated prizes. Thanks also to those who sponsored holes: Aluchem, CeramTec, Fusion Ceramics Inc., Henry F. Teichmann, Imerys/KT Clay, Morgan Advanced Materials, Rath, Standard Ceramic, ThermalMax, and Vanderbilt Minerals LLC.



First Place team – Mike, Rob, Garrett, and Jack 



Second Place team – Chad, Eric, Jay, and Mike



Third Place team – Greg, Leslie, and Robert (Chris not pictured)


Technical Meeting 

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

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.


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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    fax: 412-469-3889 Email:  cezimmer@zoominternet.net


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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