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STLE Newsletter August 15, 2014

Table of Content
Staff changes at STLE headquarters office
STLE 2015 Annual Meeting Call for Papers
Applications Available for 2015 STLE Presidential Awards Program
STLE 2014 Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts Available Online
Tribology Frontiers Conference – Preliminary Technical Program
European Webinar Series Launch
Upcoming STLE Webinars
STLE Certification Opportunities in your Area
The August TLT is now available; Here is what’s inside
Find the Perfect Employee or Career with STLE’s Career Center


Staff changes at STLE headquarters office

Two current STLE staff members have new titles and expanded duties as of August 1.

Myrna Scott-Perez, Manager of Information Technology, is promoted to Director of Operations. In addition to managing the organization’s computer systems, database, website and technical report functions, she also will be involved in finance and accounting, salary and benefits administration and building and office infrastructure design. Myrna joined the STLE staff in 1999.

Tom Heidrich moves up from Education and Membership Assistant to become Education and Membership Manager. He’ll be direction the development and presentation of STLE’s growing list of education activities. He’ll also be a key part of membership recruiting and retention in his role as staff liaison to the Membership Development Committee. Tom, who joined the staff in June of 2013, replaces Kara Sniegowski, who left STLE in late July after four years.


STLE 2015 Annual Meeting Call for Papers
Abstracts Submission Deadline October 1, 2014

We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 70th STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held May 17-21, 2015 at the Omni Hotel, Dallas Texas.

Many paper solicitation chairs (PSC) will be preparing “Call for Abstracts” to highlight specific abstracts topics that the committee is soliciting. Check the link below to see if a “Call” has been issued in your specific area of interest.

Authors wishing to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2014 STLE Meeting should click the following link, http://stle2015.abstractcentral.com. You will need to create an account and submit an abstract for review. The deadline for submitting abstracts is October 1, 2014.

Click here for a list of technical areas.


STLE 2014 Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts Available Online
Missed hearing a technical talk during this year’s STLE conference? STLE has made available Extended Abstracts of the technical presentations from the STLE 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition last May.

Attendees can view over 150 extended abstracts of available presentations from speakers who submitted materials during the STLE annual meeting. The Extended Abstracts are organized by technical categories and accessible online at www.stle.org where you can also find photos and other resource materials from the meeting.

Speakers that are still interested in submitting their technical presentations, please contact Karl Phipps at (847) 825-5536 or email kphipps@stle.org so we can share your talk with your colleagues.

[Click here] to view the 2014 Extended Abstracts


Applications Available for 2015 STLE Presidential Awards Program
STLE is now accepting applications for the society’s two academic awards through the Presidential Awards Program: The E. Richard Booser Scholarship and The E. Elmer Klaus Fellowship, which are awarded annually to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to pursue an advanced degree or a career in tribology or lubrication engineering by subsidizing a research project related to the field.

The Booser Scholarship is available for undergraduate students to pursue graduate degrees or a career in tribology by providing the opportunity for them to participate in tribology research. To be eligible, the student must be enrolled in an engineering or science curriculum.

The Klaus Fellowship is available for graduate students to pursue graduate degrees or a career in tribology by providing the opportunity for them to participate in tribology research. To be eligible, the student must be enrolled in a graduate engineering or science curriculum and should have completed no more than two years beyond their bachelor’s degree at the time the research is started.

For more information and to download applications, click here. Applications are due Monday, Dec. 1.

 


Tribology Frontiers Conference – Preliminary Technical Program
Program as of 7/16/2014

You can get a head start on planning your itinerary for the 2014 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference by using the Program Guide now available, click here. The guide provides complete day, time and location for the nearly 200 20-minute technical presentations that encompass the seven-track conference. Those tracks are:

1. Advanced Methods
2. Micro & Nano Scales
3. Macro Scales
4. Medical Applications
5. Natural Processes
6. Energy Economy & Sustainability
7. Manufacturing Processes

The TFC is taking place on October 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. About 20 minutes from downtown Chicago. For more information and to register, click here.


European Webinar Series Launch
STLE’s brand-new European Webinar Series is for a European audience, addressing topics most relevant to those in the area, but registration is open to anyone, regardless of location. This series will begin at 8:00 a.m. Central Time, instead of the 12:00 p.m. Central Time start for our regular webinar program.

Please join us for the following events:
• 9/3: Electrostatic Discharge in Hydraulic and Lubricating Systems, with John Duchowski, HYDAC
• 10/9: Base Oils for Lubricating Greases, with Valentina Serra-Holm, Nynas AB
• 11/25: MWFs (final topic TBA), with Neil Canter, Chemical Solutions
• Dec.: Performance Mapping of Engine Oils for Energy Efficiency, with Ksenija Topolovec Miklozic, Powertrib

More information, as available, will be posted here.


Upcoming STLE Webinars

Grease – The Niche Market Opportunity
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 20, 2014; 12-1pm Central Daylight Time (CDT),
Instructor: Chuck Coe, Grease technology Solutions, LLC.
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
[Click here] for more information (including topical coverage)
[Click here] to register (deadline is August 18)

Synthetic Metal Removal Fluids
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 17, 2014; 12-1pm Central Daylight Time (CDT),
Instructor: Dr. Alan Eckard
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
[Click here] for more information
[Click here] to register (deadline is September 15)

Lubrication Selection for Rolling Element Bearings
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 23, 2014; 12-1pm Central Daylight Time (CDT),
Instructor: Jim Oliver, SKF Bearings
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
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[Click here] to register (deadline is September 22)

Upcoming Webinar Events
Please note upcoming deadlines – get ahead of the rest and register today!
• Oct. 8 – Base Oil Groups I-V: Manufacture, Properties & Performance | Register by 10/6
• Oct. 15 – Turbine Oil Analysis Report Interpretation | Register by 10/13
• Nov. 5 – Fundamentals of Rust Preventives | Register by 11/02
• Nov. 11 – Thin Section Bearings and Their Application | Register by 11/10

[Click here] for a list of the upcoming webinars and for more details


STLE Certification Opportunities in your Area
STLE Certifications have been linked to better employment outcomes. Invest in your future and your career by getting certified. Explore the links below to determine which certification is right for you.

Click below for details on STLE’s Certifications
CLS - Certified Lubrication Specialist

OMA - Certified Oil Monitoring Analyst

CMFS - Certified Metalworking Fluids Specialist

If you are ready to take the exam, check out some of the upcoming exam dates and locations. Please contact Alicia Skulemowski at (847)825-5536 or email askulemowski@stle.org for more information and to register.

Upcoming exam dates & locations

• August 22 – Wichita, KS (USA)

• August 29 – Baltimore/Hunt Valley, MD (USA)

• September 27 – Houston, TX (USA)

• October 24 – Las Vegas, NV (USA)

• November 14 – Wichita, KS (USA)

Please note: Online registration closes 2 weeks prior to exam dates, on site may be available on first come, first serve basis, but there is a limited number.

If you didn’t catch it the first time here the August TLT

Here is what’s inside the August TLT
Featured Story: Aluminum Metalworking Fluids
Commentary: Whither shall we survive?
From the Editor: Efficiency Paradox
Social Media Marketing: Forget SEO
Automotive Tribology: The impact of alternative fuels
Cutting Edge: Moving heat in nanocontacts

Use the link below to begin reading the August issue of TLT.
http://onlinedigitalpublishing.com/publication/?m=5716&l=1  

TLT was created to aid the technical education and professional development for all working with lubricants. Enjoy!


Find the Perfect Employee or Career with STLE’s Career Center
We realize how hard it is for employers and qualified candidates to find each other in our industry. Our goal is that the STLE career center will help eliminate that problem.

Employers
Searching for quality job candidates? Look no further. Search the STLE Career Center’s Resume Bank. Browse the resumes for free. Contact the candidates for free. Pay ONLY when the candidate is interested in your position. Post job in the STLE career center to reach the most qualified candidates.

Job Seekers
Looking to Grow Your Career? Post your resumes and search for your perfect dream job through the STLE Career Center. Here are some of the current job listings.

Manager of Research & Development Pipe Thread Compounds
Bestolife – Dallas, TX, USA

Sales & Service Representative
BP International Ltd., - Cincinnati, OH, USA

Key Account Representative
Parman Energy Corporation – Nashville, TN, USA

Postdoctoral Researcher
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Research Service
Wyndmoor, PA, USA

Development Chemist – Oil and Industrial Lubricants
A.W. Chesterton Company – Groveland, MA, US

Hydraulic Lubricant Formulator
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering – Paulsboro, NJ, US

Research Chemist
The Lubrizol Corp. – Wickliffe, OH, US

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