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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / December 10, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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There’s an app for that — getting around at MS&T’13!

By Eileen De Guire / October 24, 2013

  Jim and I—along with much of the ACerS staff—are getting ready to head up to Montreal for Materials Science & Technology 2013 and the 115th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society. If you’re attending too, finding your way around the event will be easier than ever, thanks to a free smartphone app with…

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New projects worth millions announced on Materials Genome Initiative second anniversary

By Eileen De Guire / June 25, 2013

The Materials Genome Initiative aspires to reduce by half the time from materials discovery to manufacture. Credit: MGI; OSTP.    The Materials Genome Initiative turned two yesterday, and the White House celebrated the birthday by announcing a flurry of new projects that involve sizeable investments from 20 or so collaborators. According to a fact sheet (pdf)…

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Students visit Washington, D.C., for Congressional Visits Day

By Eileen De Guire / April 15, 2013

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Erin Donohue at MA’s “Congressional Visits Day” last week. Donohue is a graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara in Carlos Levis‘s group studying thermal barrier coatings. Credit: ACerS. Last week the Material Advantage Student Program delegation took their annual trip to Washington, DC, to promote materials science, research, and higher education…

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Preparing for the rising storm that is FY’13

By Eileen De Guire / August 22, 2012

A US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, circa 2004. The current Congress is not going to finalize the FY’13 budget by the Oct. 1 start of the fiscal year because of a confluence of campaigning, lame duck session inertia and, most of all, fallout from last year’s Budget Control Act. Credit: Wikimedia. There’s a…

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