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JOM, Jun 2015

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JOM 0 The Purdue University team stops between visits in front of the Russell Senate Office Building. Front row, left to right: John Howarter, TMS Public & Governmental Affairs Committee Vice Chair, Isabella Ramirez, Jerome Nash, and Faseel Ahmed. Back row, left to right: Lisa Rueschhoff and Willy Costakis., Photo courtesy of The American Ceramic Society. The Iowa State University contingent for CVD pauses in front of the U.S. Capitol Building: Front row, left to right: Jacob Weber, Megan Olson, and Iver Anderson, 2015 TMS Fellow and member, TMS Public & Governmental Affairs Committee. Back row, left to right: Andrew Kitahara and Jordan Ritland. (Photo courtesy of The American Ceramic Society.) - JO member news Material Advantage Congressional Visits Days 2015 Congressional Visits Day (CVD), organized through the Material Advantage student program, provides an opportunity for U.S.-based students to advocate for long-term government funding for science, engineering, and technology programs. An annual event, this year’s CVD was held April 14–15 and drew thirty students and faculty from ten universities. learned about the relationship between science and government policy and gained tips on the best ways to communicate relevant information about their work to Congressional leaders. Speakers on this topic included Megan Brewster, former TMS/Materials Research Society (MRS) Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow, and current Science and Technology Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy, Advanced and Technology Policy; and Adria Wilson, 2015 TMS/MRS Congressional Science Senator Bernard Sanders. The second day was devoted to visiting Congressional leaders and their encouraged to share examples from their own experiences. In total, more than 50 meetings were held with Congressional staff members to convey the importance of supporting basic research and development in the physical sciences and engineering. Daudi Waryoba Named Educator of the Year Daudi Waryoba, assistant professor of engineering, Pennsylvania State University, DuBois, received the DuBois Educational Foundation Educator of the Year award at the campus’s annual commencement luncheon in May. The honor is based exclusively on student feedback. Waryoba earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, his master’s degree from Carlton University, and his Ph.D. from Florida State University. He teaches courses in introductory engineering design, statistics and dynamics, introduction to materials science, and introduction to materials, as well as engineering technology and powder metallurgy laboratory classes. Daudi Waryoba receives his Educator of the Year Award from Carrie Wood, DuBois Educational Foundation President. (Photo courtesy of Penn State, Dubois.) In Memory of Karl T. Aust TMS Members Honored by AAES TMS members received three of the six awards conferred by the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) at a banquet held in Washington, D.C. on April 18. They were nominated for their awards by TMS through the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), a member society of AAES. Pictured above are the award winners with TMS and AIME leadership who attended the ceremony. Standing, left to right: Diran Apelian, Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal recipient and 2008 TMS President; Garry Warren 2011 TMS President and President-Elect, AIME; Jeffrey Wadsworth, National Engineering Award recipient and 2000 TMS Fellow; Michele Lawrie-Munro, AIME Executive Director; Patrice Turchi, 2015 TMS President; James Robinson, TMS Executive Director; Behrooz Fattah, AIME President. Front row: Suveen N. Mathaudhu, Norm Augustine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communications recipient. Mathaudhu was also the keynote luncheon speaker for the AAESNational Academy of Engineering Convocation of Professional Societies held earlier that day. His presentation was titled, “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Lessons from Superheroes (and Super-villians) to the STEM Community.” TMS extends its condolences to the family, friends, students, and colleagues of Karl T. Aust, who passed away on April 3, 2015. He had been a TMS member since 1951. Aust received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in metallurgical engineering from the University of Toronto. He was employed at U.S. Metals Refining Company as a physical metallurgist from 1946 to 1947, Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation as a research metallurgist from 1950 to 1952, Johns Hopkins University as a research associate from 1952 to 1955, and General Electric Research and Development Center as a research metallurgist from 1955 to 1967. In 1967, he returned to his alma mater as a professor of metallurgy and materials science, University of Toronto. In 1991, he retired to the status of professor emeritus, but continued to be active in research and cosupervised graduate students until 2013. During the course of his career, he published more than 250 scientific papers and received numerous awards and honors, including the AIME Champion Mathewson Gold Medal and induction as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Karl T. Aust Long-Qing Chen Appointed to Endowed Professorship Long-Qing Chen has been named the Hamer Endowed Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Chen has published more than 400 papers in the area of computational microstructure evolution and multiscale modeling of metallic alloys, energy materials. Among his awards and honors, he received the 2011 Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award from the TMS 2011 Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award from the TMS Electronic, Magnetic & Photonic Materials Division (now the Functional Materials Division). Long-Qing Chen Hani Henein Hani Henein Appointed AIME Trustee Hani Henein, professor and director of the Advanced Materials and Processing Laboratory, University of Alberta, has been appointed as the new trustee representing TMS on the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) Board of Trustees. His appointment was made by the TMS Board of Directors at its March 18 meeting. Henein will take AIME Board of Trustees meeting and serve a four year term. He is currently on the TMS Board as TMS Past President. The Real Superheroes of Summer While the Avengers battle Ultron and Ant-Man sees how he sizes up (or down) against the competition on the big screen, TMS members spent the summer explaining how saving the world really gets done as part of the Comic-tanium™: The Super Materials of the Superheroes exhibition at Cranberry Public Library. The library is in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, near the TMS headquarters in Warrendale. During the May 6–July 11 exhibition, TMS piloted approaches for engaging member volunteers in sharing their career experiences with students, using the mythologies of popular comic characters as teaching tools. A few TMS members who participated in this effort were: (above left) Howard A. Kuhn, adjunct professor, University of Pittsburgh; (lower left) Ali Unal, Technical Director, Alcoa; and (above right) Lily Nguyen, May 2015 Ph.D. graduate, Carnegie Mellon University. For additional information on Comic-tanium, contact Mike Bazzy, TMS Senior Manager, Membership and Marketing, at .


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member news, JOM, 2015, 1398-1400, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-015-1500-y