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Video: Varshneya recounts mentor’s influence in Cooper Lecture

By Eileen De Guire / November 6, 2012

[flash mode=1 f={image=}] Arun Varshneya delivers the Cooper Lecture titled, “Science and Technology of Chemical Strengthening of Glass,” at MS&T’12. Serendipity was smiling on Arun Varshneya when he met Al Cooper in 1965. As Varshneya recounts during the Cooper Distinguished Lecture (pdf) he delivered at the recent MS&T conference, the two met when Cooper…

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Vesuvius Research Center in Pittsburgh hosts student tour during the MS&T’12

By Eileen De Guire / October 23, 2012

Duane DeBastiani gave a presentation about Vesuvius and its technologies. Credit: Zhu; Vesuvius. Editor’s note: The student tour to a local ceramics business has become a favorite tradition at MS&T. This year was the fifth consecutive year for the tour, and ACerS member Sumin Zhu, principal scientist at Vesuvius and a key organizer of this…

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Scenes (pt. 3) from the ACerS Annual Meeting and MS&T’12

By / October 16, 2012

Here is my last batch of photos from Pittsburgh last week. We will be uploading more pictures on the ACerS homepage, too, in the coming days. Dawn A. Bonnell, from the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Nano/Bio Interface Center, delivered the Robert B. Sosman Lecture. Credit: ACerS.

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Scenes from the 114th ACerS Annual Meeting and MS&T’12 in Pittsburgh

By Eileen De Guire / October 9, 2012

Peter and I are in Pittsburgh, Pa., along with about 3,000 materials scientists, engineers, vendors and students for MS&T’12 and the 114th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society. Here are a few pictures from the first few days. We will have many more for you in the next few days.

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MS&T Plenary Session to offer insights into materials strategies of 3M, Ford and GE

By / September 5, 2012

MS&T’11 Plenary Session: Credit: ACerS A couple of weeks ago, Eileen described how the materials field is in something of a bind because of the economic slowdown and the potential funding cuts that Congress may have to follow through on. Her point wasn’t to spread gloom. It was just the opposite, noting that there will…

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The who, what and how of staying ahead of an economic downturn

By Eileen De Guire / August 22, 2012

A packed plenary session from last year’s MS&T. This year’s conference focuses on the latest materials science and engineering—all part of gaining and keeping the competitive edge in tough economic times. Credit: ACerS. It looks like worry over the FY’13 budget is growing to a national scale. Since posting the previous story, the Washington Post published…

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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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ACerS short courses ‘make things easy to understand’

By Eileen De Guire / July 10, 2012

Arun Varshneya brings glass science and technology to life during his short course taught during GOMD in May. Credit: ACerS. You may learn more than you were expecting at an ACerS short course. Take the recent “Fundamentals of Glass Science and Technology” course taught by Arun Varshneya. The official textbook for the course was his…

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[Proposals Due] MS&T’12: Materials Science & Technology Conference & Expo

By / November 22, 2010

Submit symposia proposals for MS&T’12: Materials Science & Technology Conference & Expo.

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