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junjul14 Student activities (Information subject to change) Material Advantage Student Chapter Travel Grants The Material Advantage Student Program offers $500 travel grants to student chapters to support attending the ACerS and ASM annual meetings at MS&T. The student chapter may determine how the grant is spent. The grants are restricted to one grant per chapter per academic year. All grants are issued as checks to the chapter advisor and will be sent after the event upon verification that the chapter was in attendance. Travel grants will be awarded on a first come, first served. basis, so act early! Chapters must be active and in good standing to be eligible for a travel grant. For more information, contact Student Relations at students@ Student Monitors Students may partially defray expenses by serving as session monitors. Monitors assist session chairs, record session attendance statistics, assist with audio/visual equipment, etc. Monitor positions are limited and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested students should contact Patricia Warren at Professional Recruitment & Career Pavilion Stop by the Professional Recruitment & Career Pavilion in the expo hall on Tuesday during regular expo hall hours. This is your chance to make valuable contacts with potential employers. Undergraduate Student Poster Contest Display Stop by the convention center to view all the submissions to the 2014 undergraduate poster contest. The posters will be displayed from Sunday, October 12, to Wednesday, October 15. For more information about this poster contest for undergraduates, contact Tricia Freshour at Deadline for poster abstracts is September 26, 2014. Sunday, October 12, 2014 Chapter Leadership Workshop – FOR CHAPTER OFFICERS ONLY Network and share best practices. This workshop provides a detailed introduction to the Material Advantage Student Program for chapter officers. Registration is required for this workshop as well as MS&T conference registration. This workshop is for Material Advantage Chapter Officers only. Contact Student Relations at for more information. Undergraduate Student Speaking Contest The purpose of the contest is to encourage undergraduate students to present technical papers and to improve their presentation skills. The presentation subject must be technical but can relate to any aspect of materials science and engineering. One contestant per university is able to compete in this contest, and each entrant must be the winner of a local speaking contest. Participants receive a travel grant awarded at the end of the semifinal/ final rounds. Winners of the finals receive cash prizes. For contest rules, contact Tricia Freshour at MS&T speaking contestants must be reported to Tricia by September 26, 2014. Student Networking Mixer Join in this relaxed, casual, and fun atmosphere designed for students, Material Advantage Faculty Advisors, and society volunteer leaders. Students are encouraged to wear their school colors. Music will be provided. Monday, October 13, 2014 ACerS Student Tour Students have the opportunity to attend a tour, organized by ACerS’s President’s Council of Student Advisors, during MS&T14. The tour is subject to change. Stay tuned for more details in the near future. Contact Tricia Freshour at with any questions. Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Ceramic Mug Drop Contest Mugs fabricated by students from ceramic raw materials are judged on aesthetics and breaking thresholds. Mugs are dropped from varying levels until the breaking threshold is reached. The mug with the highest successful drop distance wins! Ceramic Disc Golf Contest This student-initiated contest is sure to draw a crowd! Students create discs from ceramic or glass materials to meet certain specifications, and the discs are thrown into a regulation disc golf basket. Each disc will be judged in the categories of farthest distance achieved and artistic merit (aesthetics). The disc that is successfully thrown into the disc golf basket from the farthest distance in the fewest number of shots will be named winner of the Ceramic Disc Golf Contest, and the most aesthetically pleasing/creative disc will be recorded as “Best Looking” disc. Student Awards Ceremony Congratulate the winners of this year’s contests: Material Advantage Chapters of Excellence, Student Speaking Contest, Graduate and Undergraduate Poster Contests, Ceramic Mug Drop Contest, Ceramic Disc Golf Contest, TMS Superalloys Awards, ASM Materials Design Competition, AIST/AISI Scholarships, and Keramos National Awards. Short Courses Saturday – Sunday, October 11-12, 2014 Fundamentals of Glass Science and Technology 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 12, 2014 Recent Innovations in Electroceramics and Their Applications 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Understanding Why Ceramics Fail and Designing for Safety 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Organizers: Co-sponsor: American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 93, No. 5 | 43

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