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Starbar andMoly-D elements aremade in the U.S.A. with a focus on providing ested in participating in the Tabletop Expo, contact Patty Smith at 573-341-6265 or psmith@mst.edu. the highest quality heating elements Also, a meeting of the ASTM International C-8 and service to the global market. Committee on Refractories will be held on March 26, prior to the conference. Contact Kate McClung at 610-832-9717 for more information on this meeting. Organizers have arranged for a block of rooms to be set aside for the evenings of March 25–28, 2013, at the Hilton (314-426-5500). The rate is $104.00 for a single or double. To receive the $104 rate mention the Group Name: St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society or Group Code: “CER” when making your reservation. To make online reservations, use this url: http://tinyurl.com/a8kyfy6. All reservations must be received on or before Feb. 18, 2013. For further information please contact Patty Smith, 573- 341-6265; fax, 573-341-2071; email, psmith@mst.edu. n Over 40 years of service and reliability Material Advantage contest award winners 2012 I Squared R Element Co., Inc. The Material Advantage student program hosted four Akron, NY Phone: (716)542-5511 contests for students at MS&T’12 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Fax: (716)542-2100 They were the Graduate Student Poster Competition, Email: sales@isquaredrelement.com Undergraduate Student Poster Competition, Undergraduate www.isquaredrelement.com Student Speaking Contest, and Mug Drop Contest. The Ceramic Education Council organized the two poster competitions and the speaking contest. The CEC is dedi- Yttrium Oxide & other cated to stimulating, promoting, and improving ceramics Rare Earth materials education, and to provide a national forum for discussing issues pertinent to ceramic education, curricula, and institu- tional affairs. Its goal is to enhance interaction among those concerned with ceramic education. Keramos organized the mug drop competition. Keramos is the national professional ceramic engineering fraternity and promotes the interaction between and camaraderie among ceramic engineering professionals and students. The contest descriptions and winners are below. The Ceramic Education Council organized the events, except where noted. Material Advantage Graduate Student Poster Competition First place: “Effect of Local Alendronate Delivery on In Leading Supplier of Rare Earth Materials Vivo Osteogenesis From PCL Coated 3D Printed b-TCP 20 Years of Reliability Scaffolds,” by Solaiman Tarafder, Washington State University. Second place: “The Effects of Gamma Radiation in Glasses Intended for the Immobilisation of UK ILW Nuclear Wastes,” by Owen James McGann, University of Sheffield. Tel : 1.408.864.068012930 Saratoga Avenue, Suite D-6, Saratoga, CA 95070 Third place: “Thermal Measurements of 3- and 4-Phase Fax : 1.408.864.0930 Ceramic Composites using OOF2 Analyses,” by Jesse Angle, Email : info@candldevelopment.com University of California, Irvine. www.candldevelopment.com American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 92, No. 1 | www.ceramics.org 11


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