October 29, 2009
Wichita delivers for SAMPE Technical Conference
The Fall Technical Conference and Exhibition for the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) was a historic success, drawing 1,372 attendees to a sold-out exhibit hall and an unparalleled conference program.
NIAR also offered a Thursday afternoon tour of its facilities and joined more than 100 material suppliers, machinery and equipment vendors, part fabricators, and engineering and consulting firms in sponsoring a booth at the exhibition, along with material suppliers, machinery and equipment vendors, part fabricators, and engineering and consulting firms.
NIAR/WSU participants included researcher/professor Melanie Violette, NCAMP associate director Yeow Ng and NIAR marketing manager Tracee Friess as conference chairs; NIAR research engineers Waruna Seneviratne and Yulia Kostogorova-Beller and NCAMP statistician Elizabeth Clarkson as session chairs and presenters; researcher/professor Suresh K. Raju as a panelist and presenter; graduate research assistant Juan Acosta as a presenter; and NIAR communication coordinator Laura Rhoades , research engineers Michelle Man and Andrea Meyer and NIAR/NCAMP student assistants Diego Diaz Puentes, Alfredo Gimenez, Darko Komadina, Troy Lake, Wes Lambert, Pratap Nandakumar, Francis Nguyen, Jorge Santos-Pinzon, Justin Sula and James Winkel as session volunteers.
SAMPE's attendees included engineers, scientists, technologists, educators and students from throughout the materials and processes industry.
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