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STLE Newsletter March 20, 2015

Table of Content
Astronaut who lubed The International Space Station to be Keynote speaker at STLE2015
Deadline STLE Early Careerist Award Applications is March 31
Annual Meeting Hotel – Alternate Housing Added
11 Industry Specific Courses offered at STLE2015
Expanded Annual Meeting Program Guide Available: Plan your itinerary
Multifunctional Surfaces for Tribology Panel Discussion
STLE 2015 Technical Meeting Slideshare
A New Frontier: Reinventing an International Technical Conference
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Tribology Frontiers Conference
Upcoming Webinars in April
Local Section Education and Social Events
ILMA Announces the Appointment of a New Executive Director
CALL FOR PAPERS: 5th International Conference on Metal Removal Fluids
International Tribology Conference, Tokyo 2015
Board of Directors Elections - Please cast your ballot for STLE's 2015 Board of Directors

A meeting so BIG only TEXAS could host it! Click here for details & to register

Astronaut who lubed The International Space Station to be Keynote speaker at STLE2015
One of the astronauts who performed history’s ultimate lube job—spacewalking to lubricate balky mechanisms on the International Space Station (ISS)—is the keynote speaker at the 2015 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

Selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1996, Capt. Piper reported to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. She is a veteran of two space flights: STS-115 on the space shuttle Atlantis in September, 2006, and STS-126, the lubricating mission on the space shuttle Endeavour. She has logged more than 27 days and 15 hours in space and has completed five space walks, totaling 33 hours and 42 minutes of Extra-Vehicular Activity time.

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Deadline STLE Early Careerist Award Applications is March 31
STLE’s Early Careerist Committee is looking for student members, young researchers and junior-level academic faculty for the 2015 Early Careerist Awards (formerly the Young Tribologists Awards Program).

These awards provide recognition of technical achievements and financial support for attendance at STLE’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. If you meet the requirements please submit your application for consideration:
Early Career Student Award(For undergraduate and graduate students)
Early Career Researcher Award(For post-graduate researchers)
Early Career Junior-Faculty Award (For tenure-track faculty)

Applications are due Tuesday, March 31

2015 Annual Meeting Hotel – Alternate Housing Added
STLE Annual Meeting Conference Hotel, Omni Hotel, is filling up and rooms on certain days are limited. Please call the Omni Hotel to determine availability (800)843-6664. Arrangements have been made at other hotel properties. Please contact hotels below to make reservations

Adolphus Hotel Click here for reservations

Magnolia Hotel Click here for reservations

NYLO Hotel – Call (214)421-1080 to make reservations.

Hyatt Regency HotelClick here for reservations

If you have any problems please contact the STLE conference office at (630)428-2133

Warning concerning housing
STLE has been made aware that a service provider known as Exhibitor Housing Management has contacted a number of companies who are participating in the May 2015 Annual Meeting to offer hotel reservation assistance and discounts. Please be aware that this organization does not represent STLE, nor has STLE authorized them to contact meeting attendees.Click here for details

11 Industry Specific Courses offered at STLE2015
Annual Meeting Courses are held on Sunday May 17th and Wednesday May 20th giving you more flexibility when planning your conference activities. If you have questions regarding courses please contact Tom Heidrich at theidrich@stle.org.

Sunday – May 17, 2015
Metalworking Fluids 115: Metal Removal
Synthetic Lubricant 203: Non Petroleum Fluids & Their Uses
Basic Lubrication 103: Basic Lubrication Overview
Biofuels & Biolubricants
Condition Monitoring 101: Intro to Condition Monitoring
Hydraulic 201: Hydraulic Fluid Technology

Wednesday – May 21, 2015
Synthetic Lubricants 204: Fluid Formulation & Applications
Metalworking Fluids 210: Metalworking Fluid Hot Topics
Advanced Lubrication 301
Automotive Lubrication Diesel
Condition Monitoring 201: Advanced Condition Monitoring

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Expanded Annual Meeting Program Guide Available: Plan your itinerary
STLE has just published expanded program guide for the 70th Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Find details for more than 400 technical presentations, the 90 exhibitor trade show and 11 one-day education courses are among the highlights.

The program guide is available as a digital edition and as a downloadable PDF

Multifunctional Surfaces for Tribology Panel Discussion
A Panel Discussion on Bioinspired Surfaces for Tribological Applications
In this 2 hour panel discussion, the invited panelists will share their expertise and opinion on a wide range of topics related to bioinspired surfaces for tribological applications. Examples include the fundamental understanding of biological surfaces that can help the design of bioinspired surfaces for controlling adhesion, friction and wear, the manufacturing of hard and soft bioinspired surfaces, and the modifications of surface topography and chemistry, and the challenges and opportunities in this field. The audience is invited to interact with the panelist through a Q&A session towards the end of the panel discussion.

STLE 2015 Technical Meeting Slideshare
With over 400 technical-paper presentations to choose from, a major concern for attendees is scheduling conflicts, as they sometimes miss presentations that they would like to hear or cannot share the contents with their colleagues who are unable to attend the meeting.

In an effort to provide attendees with the opportunity to capture all of the technical content available at the meeting, we are encouraging speakers to submit presentation slides for the meeting. Presentation slides must be converted as PDFs before submission to STLE.

To participate, we request the following materials:

1. Click here to complete the Extended Abstract Submission Form (Note: Make sure to include your exact presentation title, technical track or category and keywords from your original abstract).

2. Create a brief 2-3 page summary of your presentation (Click here for sample template). Digital copies of presentation slides may also be included with the Extended Abstract.

3. Convert your Extended Abstract and/or presentation slides (if available) as a PDF attachment and email to: presentations@stle.org.  

4. Submission Deadline Thursday, April 30. We realize speakers might still be working on their presentations before they arrive, so Extended Abstracts or presentation slides may also be submitted any time after April 30, as well as during and immediately following the meeting to allow attendees to benefit from your presentation.

If you have questions or need assistance with submitting your presentation, please email kphipps@stle.org.

Tribology Frontiers Conference:
A New Frontier: Reinventing an International Technical Conference
How the Tribology Frontiers Conference delivered on the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers strategic goal to be a more forceful advocate for its members profession.

Read Association FORUMs March featured story on STLE’s Tribology Frontiers Conference

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Tribology Frontiers Conference
Join the international tribology research community for the 2nd Annual Tribology Frontiers Conference. The Frontiers Conference combines STLE’s tradition of conference excellence with a dynamic format that highlights the role tribology research can play in solving future scientific and societal changes.

Submission of papers is encouraged for all research related to rubbing surfaces and interfaces, friction, wear and lubrication. Click here for technical topics.

Click on this link to create an account and submit an abstract:

Upcoming Webinars in April
Corrosion Inhibitors for MWF
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 15, 2015; 12-1pm Central Daylight Time (CST),
Instructor: Jay Kay & Britt Minch, The Lubrizol Corporation
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
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[Click here] to register (deadline is March 16th)

For more details on upcoming event please check out the STLE Calendar.

Local Section Education Programs
The University of Akron Tribology Workshop
March 23, 2015

This course will provide basic understanding of the principles of Tribology. Tribology is the study of friction and wear with and without the presence of a lubricant. Although friction and wear are aspects of all industrial mechanical components it is not specifically part of science and engineering curricula.
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Northern California Section Education Seminar
March 31, 2015

Practical and theoretical topics will be presented allowing you to walk away with information you need to improve your company’s understanding of lubrication fundamentals and the general principles of managing fluids to maintain their performance. Click here for further details and to register

STLE Portland Section Lubricants Training Seminar
April 2, 2015

STLE Portland Lubricants Training Seminar – Seattle / Tacoma
Join the Portland section for a day of lubrication training. Topics covered included Lubrication fundamentals, Hydraulic Systems and Maintenance, MWF, Machining Titanium, Bearings Best Practices, and much more. Click here to find out more information about the seminar

2015 Auburn Tribology Symposium and Exposition
April 9, 2015

Join Auburn University on April 9th to learn more about the University’s tribology and lubrication science minor – the first minor of its kind. Join Auburn for a day of student presentations, laboratory tours and collaborative discussion between Auburn Tribology and industry. A job fair will wrap up activities with an opportunity to interview students for internship and jobs. For a detailed agenda visit http://eng.auburn.edu/tribology. Send RSVPs to Rob Jackson by March 9th at Jackson@auburn.edu or call (334)844-3340

A golf tournament concluding the symposium will take place at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National is schedule for April 10, 2015 at 8:00am. To sign up, please contact Ralph Beard at rbeard@functionalproducts.com

Houston Section Golf Outing
April 14, 2015

Join The STLE Houston Section For A Relaxing Day of Golf, Food and Fun! Your time supports a great cause of providing scholarships to students interested in the tribology industry. Click here for details

Michigan Metrology Surface Finish, Friction and Wear Short Course
April 29-30, 2015

Michigan Metrology is hosting a 2 day short course on surface finish, friction and wear. The course will be taught by Don Cohen, one of the foremost experts in the surface roughness and its effects. The short course is designed for scientists, engineers and technicians working in the fields of automotive, aerospace, materials, polymers, and others. More information is available at www.michmet.com/classes.htm  

Philadelphia Section 64th Annual Golf Outing
Monday, June 15, 2015
It’s that time again to start thinking about the STLE golf tournament. We had a great turnout and feedback on the scramble last year and so we will do again. Hopefully getting better weather this year. Hope to see you there!! Click here for details

ILMA Announces the Appointment of a New Executive Director
The Independent Lubricant Manufactures Association (ILMA) announced on March 4th the appointment of Holly Alfano as the new executive director for the organization. Holly Alfano has more than 20 years of experience working with associations representing the petroleum industry. Most recently, she served for eight years as the vice president of government affairs for NATSO. Click here to read full press release

5th International Conference on Metal Removal Fluids
September 27-30, 2015
The Westin O’Hare Rosemont, IL

2nd Call for Papers
Join the industry experts, network and hear how the latest trends in metal removal fluids will impact your company.

Submission Deadline is June 1, 2015
For more information or to submit an application please visit.

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International Tribology Conference, Tokyo 2015
September 16-20, 2015
Tribology is the interdisciplinary subject related to surface physics and chemistry, material science, fluid dynamics, and so on. Therefore, interdisciplinary approach is important to clarify the tribology problem. Interdisciplinary studies and discussion on the future directions of the fields are strongly encouraged. We hope for the participation of everyone active in the fields to report on the latest developments in a lively, stimulating and interactive atmosphere. Active participation of young researchers, especially students, is also strongly encouraged.

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STLE Board of Directors Elections - Please cast your ballot for STLE's 2015 Board of Directors
The STLE Nominations Committee recommends the following new candidates for service on the Board of Directors, starting May 2015. The affairs of the Society are managed by the board of directors, which has supervision, control and direction of the Society, determines its policies or changes therein within the limits of the Constitution and Bylaws, and actively promotes its purposes and has discretion in the disbursement of its funds.

Voting is fast and simple. You can view each candidate's professional qualifications and cast your vote using this online ballot. Please show your support of STLE by taking a few moments to vote for those volunteers who will represent you on the 2015 Board of Directors.

You do not need to choose between the candidates, as they are all eligible to serve on the board. Deadline for returning your ballot to STLE headquarters is April 1. If you have any questions concerning the ballot or voting procedure, please contact STLE headquarters. Call 847-825-5536 or email Information@stle.org  

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