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SPE Scholarships are offered for automotive composites research.

April 12, 2012

Organizing committee for SPEĀ® Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (SPE ACCE) announced availability of two $2,000 USD scholarships for graduate-level research in polymer composites that has impact on ground transportation. Interested students should submit scholarship application form by July 1, 2012, and awards will be announced in August. Scholarships are funded by proceeds from previous SPE ACCE conferences and donations by SPE Composites and Automotive Divisions. Read More

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IPC and ECIA to work on component obsolesce guideline.

April 12, 2012

IPC and the Electronic Components Industry Association are planning to create an industry guideline for best practices of communicating component obsolescence. Document will address issues such as the time between announcement of manufacturer's intention to cease production of component and date component will no longer be manufactured; how component manufacturer should announce its intention to discontinue a component; and notification of estimated available quantity. Read More

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ASTM Compilation covers film and nucleate boiling processes.

April 12, 2012

Offered in print and as e-book, STP 1534, Film and Nucleate Boiling Processes, includes 18 peer-reviewed papers that provide latest research on heat quenching technologies. Compilation covers mechanism of film and nucleate boiling processes; calculating duration of transient nucleate boiling mode; accuracy of cooling curves and cooling rate measurement; results of investigations based on noise control systems; as well as real and effective heat transfer coefficients. Read More

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RIA Announces Winner of 2012 Golden Quill award.

April 12, 2012

Restoration Industry Association (RIA) awarded its 2012 Golden Quill award to Dale Sailer of Relias Services Group for his 2-part series on challenges restorers and insurers face when working together to close the gap between their industries. Presented annually at RIA Convention and Exhibition, articles are reviewed by panel of judges who present award based on degree of usefulness of information to readers; composition and clarity; and style or personality conveyed by author. Read More

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GAWDA Members donate nearly $1.2 million.

April 12, 2012

Since inception of GAWDA Gives Back in 2000, members of GAWDA have donated almost $1.2 million to deserving charities throughout country. In article titled "How GAWDA Gave Back," Welding and Gases Today revisited recipients to find out how members' donations were put to use. In 2009, GAWDA teamed up with WINGS (Women Involved in Nurturing, Giving, Sharing) to help fund treatment for women diagnosed with breast cancer who are uninsured or can't afford cost of treatment. Read More

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NEMA commends Maryland law for CO detection in schools.

April 12, 2012

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D) signed NEMA-backed legislation into law to require installation of carbon monoxide detectors in new and substantially remodeled public schools in the state. According to NEMA Government Relations Manager, Sarah A. Owen, enactment of law will help ensure that children, faculty, and support staff are protected from CO dangers while they are away from home. Read More

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ASTM Compilation covers uncertainty in fire standards.

April 12, 2012

Available in print and as e-book, STP 1541, Uncertainty in Fire Standards and What to Do About It, compiles 11 peer-reviewed papers on issues related to uncertainty in fire standards and how different parties incorporate uncertainty into their use of results from fire safety tests and calculations. Compilation also examines larger implications of different approaches and provides overviews of newest methods and approaches for handling uncertainty. Read More

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RIA Immediate Past President wins Martin L. King Award.

April 12, 2012

RIA presented Martin L. King Award to Frank Headen, CR, WLS, CMH, at its annual Leadership Summit and Industry Expo. Given annually, award recognizes individual's exceptional service and dedication to restoration industry. Headen was involved in restoration efforts at the Pentagon and World Trade Centers following 9-11; NASA facilities at Kennedy Space Center; and FBI Headquarters and Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Read More