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Trustee Night with Dr. Jason Sebastian: Materials Development from Genome to Flight

May 14, 2019 | UMD Golf Course Club Room

College Park , MD , USA

Join us for a beautiful evening overlooking the UMD Golf Course. Our special guest is ASM Trustee Dr. Jason Sebastian, President of Questek and a specialist in the fields of alloy development and commercialization, computational materials design, and nanostructural materials characterization.

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MaterialsDC Student Night with NTSB

April 02, 2019 | L’Enfant Plaza Mall Concourse - Club Room

Washington , DC , USA

Have you ever wanted to look at an indestructable "black box" up close? Save the date for Student Night with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). We'll have a chance to tour the NTSB labs at L'Enfant Plaza and get the scoop on the materials science behind some previous cases. It will also be a great opportunity to network with Material Advantage students across the country who are in town for Congressional Visits Day.

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Blacksmithing 101

March 02, 2019 | NOVA Labs

Reston , VA , USA

The chapter is doing something a little different this month! You are invited to observe a class covering the basics of blacksmithing. The class is free for audience and observers to listen -- and to find out if you would like to try blacksmithing at a future event. The 3 makers in the class will learn essential skills like hammer control, tapering, bending, and twisting as well as key safety items like how to avoid burning yourself, branding your friends, or hitting yourself with blunt objects.Those taking the class will leave with whatever metal they have beaten into submission.

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Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) - An Enabling Technology for NASA Space Systems

November 14, 2018 | RSVP by Nov 9 to chair@asm-dc.org

UMD Kim Engineering Building, Kay Boardrooms, College Park , MD , US

Join us for networking, dinner, and an exciting presentation. Our speaker is Vivek Dwivedi, who is driving the transition of thin films from the semiconductor industry to space environmental control systems and next generation optics.

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Machine Learning for Materials Research: Autonomous Phase Mapping

October 24, 2018 | RSVP by Oct 19 to chair@asm-dc.org

Kim Engineering Building, College Park , MD , US

Join us for networking, a delicious dinner, and a fascinating talk! Our speaker is Dr. Gilad Kusne, National Institute of Standards and Technology who will be talking about the emerging science and practices for machine learning in materials science.

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Trustee's Night with Dr. Ellen Cerreta

May 09, 2018 | UMD Golf Course, 3800 Golf Course Road

College Park , MD , Country

Dr. Ellen Cerreta, ASM Trustee, presented an overview of the tools utilized to advance predictive models for damage and failure in extreme environments as well as the work to design next generation materials for enhanced properties, particularly damage tolerance. Both students and professionals very much enjoyed the presentation.

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MaterialsDC Student Night

April 18, 2018 | Tortilla Coast (Capitol Hill) and the National Air & Space Museum

Washington , DC , United States

Material Advantage, the student program for materials science and engineering, sponsored Congressional Visit Days to bring students from across the country to Washington DC to raise visibility and support for science, engineering and technology. The Chapter invited the students to share their experiences on Capitol Hill and to network with each other and our local members. We reserved a private room for dinner and networking at Tortilla Coast. We also arranged tickets for a lecture and stargazing at the National Air and Space Museum. Both students and our local members attended all three events.

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Tour of Local Motors at National Harbor

October 18 - October 19, 2017 | Local Motors at National Harbor, at 151 St George Blvd. National Harbor, MD 20745

National Harbor , MD , US

Members met for a guided tour of Local Motors, an American vehicle manufacturing company focused on low volume manufacturing of open-source vehicle designs using multiple microfactories. We saw Strati, the world's first 3-D printed car and the large scale printers co-developed with Oak Ridge National Labs. We adjourned for a group dinner at nearby Thai Pavilion.

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Practically Brand New at 50!

September 26, 2017 | Kay Boardrooms (Rooms 1107 and 1111) in the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, University of Maryland, College Park

College Park , Maryland , US

Dr. Dale Newbury provided a look back as well as forward for a core technology of materials science. Electron-excited Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS) for Accurate, Precise and Sensitive Elemental Microanalysis, and So Can You! 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of semiconductor-based energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) on an electron probe microanalyzer (EPMA). EDS was quickly combined with the scanning electron microscope (SEM) to make X-ray microanalysis a widely available elemental characterization method with applications in the physical and biological sciences, technology, failure analysis, and forensic science.

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MaterialsDC Student Night

April 05, 2017 | Nationals Park

Washington , DC , United States

Material Advantage, the student program for materials science and engineering, sponsored Congressional Visit Days to bring students from across the country to Washington DC to raise visibility and support for science, engineering and technology. The Washington DC Chapter of ASM invited the students to share their experiences on Capitol Hill and to network with each other and our local members. We reserved block of tickets to see the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins face off at Nationals Park.

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