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acers spotlight Material Advantage Wang, Pennsylvania State University; Undergraduate Student Poster and Zhi Tang, University of Tennessee. Competition n First place: “New Factors in Understanding Glass Dissolution: The Refractories scholarship Effect of Geometry,” by Nathan Reeves, opportunity for students Walla Walla University. Second place: “The Effects of TRI Scholarships Sputtering Energy Regarding Defect The Refractories Institute is spon- Formation on the Ge(110) Surface as soring up to three $5,000 scholarships Observed through Scanning Tunneling for the 2013–2014 academic year for Microscopy,” by Samantha MacIntyre, undergrad- Shippensburg University. uate or Third place: “Quantifying the Beta graduate Phase (Mg17Al12) In the Magnesium students Alloy AZ91,” by Aeriel Murphy, studying University of Alabama. in North THE REFRACTORIES INSTITUTE Material Advantage America (Credit: AcerS.) who have demonstrated an interest in Undergraduate Student Speaking the refractories industry. Deadline for Contest An Dang, left, and Rebecca Mullen were scholarship applications is March 8, the winners of the Most Aesthetic Mug 2013. competition at MS&T’12. For more information, visit www. Material Advantage Ceramic Mug refractoriesinstitute.org, and click on the Drop Contest (Organized by Keramos) red button at the bottom of the page. Winner: (each surviving 400 centi- Student scholarship opportunity— meter drops): Wen Yang, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; and UNITECR 2013 Rudi Bredemeier, University of Illinois The North American Members of the UNITECR International Executive at Urbana–Champaign. (Credit: AcerS.) Board established a student-funding Most Aesthetic Mug: (tied): Rebecca program for attendance and par- Mullen, Missouri University of Science ticipation in the Unified International Wells and Technology; and An Dang, Technical Conference on Refractories Overall Winner: Spencer Wells, University of Washington. n to be held Sept. 10-13, 2013, in University of Illinois at Urbana– Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Champaign, “Mixed Equilibrium NETD student stipend award The NAM will award approximately Solid Solubility of Ga2O3 and SnO2 in winners 10–20 scholarships based on academic In2O3.” merit and/or the applicant’s demon- First Runner-up: Ruilong Ma, The Nuclear and Environmental strated experience or interest in the Northwestern University, “Moore’s Technology Division of The American field of refractories. Law and the Diagnosis of Infectious Ceramic Society sponsored travel sti- Any undergraduate or graduate stu- Diseases.” pends in the amount of $250 to help dent, studying at a North American Second Runner-up: (two): Jennifer students attend MS&T 2012 and institution who will be enrolled full- DeHaven, Missouri University of the ACerS 114th Annual Meeting in time in the 2013–14 academic year in Science & Technology, “Direct Pittsburgh, Pa. pursuit of a degree in ceramic engineer- Write of Micro-Circuitry via the These stipends go to deserving stu- ing, materials engineering, metallurgi- Development of Capillary Focusing dents with current or future interests in cal engineering, mechanical engineer- Cold Spray Technology;” and the nuclear and/or environmental fields ing, or similar discipline is eligible to Emily Fucinato, Pennsylvania State of ceramic and materials engineering. apply. Funding levels will be commen- University, “Single Walled Carbon The 2012 winners were Antonio surate based on whether the student Nanotubes and Barium Titanate Jauregui, California Polytechnic is an attendee versus a presenter of an Crystals as an Anti-reflective Coating Institute, Pomona; Kathlene Lindley, accepted technical paper. for Photovoltaic Cells.” Iowa State University; William Yi Complete applications must be 12 www.ceramics.org | American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 92, No. 1


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