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ASM Eastern Virginia!
A Five Star Award Winner for the 2012 - 2013 Chapter Year
On April 11, your chapter will sponsor an event that should be on interest to anyone in the field of engineering. By now you should have received an electronic announcement concerning this event. The presentation deals with a fundamental "problem" in our secondary school system where the issue of "engineering" is not properly recognized by either the "academic" or the "technical" programs in our high schools. It is an issue that deserves our attention. Join us in Richmond for an interesting evening - the details of which may be viewed here.
Chapter year 2012 - 2013 activities
The twice postponed tour of the Aleris Rolling Mill facility in Bellwood VA has been scheduled for Thursday, March 21. You'll need to make reservations by March 18. The program is an interesting one from the point of view of it being a significant "high-tech" recycling effort as well as a primary fabrication operation. Click here for a pdf version of our announcement.
We hope that you have - or soon will - respond concerning the Aleris plant tour. Today is the final day.
New website - New Information
While our new ASM hosted website is not quite where we want it to be, we are close enough to recommend that you go there for up-to-date Chapter information. You may view our "work in progress" now by looking at our "public address":
By following that link, you will be able to view our website, but you won't be properly linked to the ASM International website until you log in. To accomplish that, you will need to supply your email address and ASM password.
We hope that you enjoy our picture header which is different from those of other chapters which seem to feature city skylines. With two ASM Historic Markers within our chapter's boarders - one in Richmond at the Tredegar Iron Works, and another at the Monitor Center of the Mariners' Museum - we felt it fitting to display the CSS Virginia whose steel cladding was fabricated at Tredegar, the aircraft carrier, the USS G.H.W. Bush - CVN-77, built here in Newport News, and the USS Monitor, the preservation of whose remains have been entrusted to the Mariners' Museum here in Newport News.
Still missing are some links to our monthly Chapter program announcements, and a clear path specific to student and teacher events, pictures, and other details that will make a visit to the new site a worthwhile experience. Links appear on the left side of the webpage, and additional "sub links" under those that exist now under "My Chapter Home" are in the works. Some of these headers will be relabeled for clarity sake. Stay tuned.
Our popular Student Night, was held on November 16th, and featured Dr. Robert Pond of Loyola University MD who gave an overview of one of the largest and most complex construction projects of the last century (not that long ago) - the Big Dig in Boston MA. This project replaced an overloaded highway system (referred to as the Green Monster) with a series of tunnels and bridges through downtown Boston, and the project was completed without disrupting the existing traffic flow until the alternate system was completed. This overview has many facets aside from just the logistics and materials challenges. There are continuing issues related to engineering ethics and the interface between planning and execution of such a massive project. Both adults and some twenty students found this presentation to be well worth their time.
This year, in order to encourage increased student attendance, we switched both the location and day. We met at the Advanced Technology Center of the Tidewater Community College, Room 131, in Virginia Beach. You may view a few event pictures by clicking http://asmeasternvirginia.tripod.com/studente/student_night/2012/sn2012.pdf.
Your Chapter gave some financial support this past summer for an ASM Summer Camp for Teachers. With this effort, and our scholarship program, we hope will provide us with future members. We anticipate that the Teacher Camp program will be doubled this year with the addition of a second location closer to the Richmond area.
We hope to see more participation in our activities this chapter year!
ASM Materials Camp 2013
We will be getting more information from headquarters soon, but high school students who are interested in a spot at one of more than 20 ASM summer camps for the summer of 2013 will be able to view the schedule and locations atwww.asmfoundation.org . In the past one could apply for admission on line.
Continued congratulations to Mr. Garrett Simard - our most recent winner of the Chapter's Dr. Peter McNamara - Joseph H. Kuhns Scholarship for 2011. Last year we received almost one hundred applications for this award. Garrett will be entering the Materials Science and Engineering program at the University of Michigan. The Chapter wishes him much success in his future professional career.
Mr. Simard now joins one other scholarship winner now participating in our chapter's educational award.
City of Materials:
There is some new information on the ASM website relating to the City of Materials and a detective game. Teachers/ students - look into it! The website gives students the opportunity to connect with the field of Materials Science and Engineering as a discipline, learn what our profession does for the community, and how this field might be a future career choice. The website features games, experiments, profiles of those practicing this art, and career path information and guidance.
The URL is:
Materials and "Making Stuff"
This TV series, has run its course, but thanks to PBS, these episodes are available in whole or in part on the PBS website. They are worth your time spent watching them.
Each episode, giving a critical view of the "new" world of "materials" - was cosponsored by the Office of Science, Department of Energy, PBS, and members of the Materials Research Society. Click here to read more on a four part series.
Other Chapter Business ...
As always, the Chapter continues to need more involvement and would welcome feedback from our members. To that end, we would be happy to get input from you on potential technical topics and speakers. Our Continuing Education Seminars provide our members with professional credits and provide the Chapter with funds for college scholarships. Feel free to email the webmaster, Jim Hurst, at firstname.lastname@example.org , or any other member of the Executive Committee (see the left column of our webpage for contact information) with your suggestions.
We have been reminded by ASM Intíl. Headquarters to have members update their professional information on ASMís website (http://asmcommunity.asminternational.org/portal/site/www/). Have your ASM ID number handy.
At the recently held Leadership Conference held in Denver, ASM reports that, nationally, the number of Society involved young "emerging professionals" is growing. These people are our future Chapter Officers and national leaders. We encourage our younger members to become involved NOW. Contact any member of your Executive Committee.
Our Scholarship Committee received earlier the transcript of Steven Bailey, our 2008 multi-year Scholarship winner. Steven's academic performance at the University of Virginia has earned him another year of scholarship eligibility. Congratulations, Steven.
The Eastern Virginia Chapter By-Laws can be viewed by clicking on this link.
... of professional interest to the materials community:We will be happy to post items of general interest to members of the materials community. Contact any of our Officers or the Web Master.
Our monthly Chapter Newsletters for 2010 are only a click away; September, October/November, and to finish the year - December where there is no technical program scheduled.
The 2011 - 2012 newsletters are available here as they are published: September, October, November,January, February, March, April, May
Our 2011 - 2012 Technical Program may be viewed here
Our 2009 - 2010 Technical Program may be viewed here.
Chapter Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Eastern Virginia Chapter of ASM International to provide a regional base of communication for the purpose of disseminating and sharing information as it relates to the field of Materials Science and Technology. This chapter will endeavor to provide support and encouragement to local industry and to educational institutions, by sponsoring courses and providing technical support to area teachers, professors, and professional industrial trainers. This chapter will also endeavor to promote interest in the field of materials science, by providing diverse technical programs, which provide materials information pertinent to area industries and research, and by actively recruiting new members.
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