STLE Early Career Awards available for students and young professionals Deadline is Dec. 1st
Each year STLE's Early Career Awards honor outstanding research contributions made by students, postdoctoral fellows, and other recent graduates to the field of tribology working in academia and industry.
The Early Career Awards Program is targeted at STLE student members, young researchers and junior-level academic faculty who are in varying stages of their professional careers. The awards provide recognition of technical achievements and financial support for attendance at the 2022 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
Applications are evaluated by the STLE Early Career Committee, with the assistance of the Presidential Council.
Awards will be given for the following categories: student; postdoctoral researcher; academic professional, and industry professional. Additionally, applicants must (1.) be actively involved in tribology research, (2.) participate in the STLE Annual Meeting by giving an oral presentation, (3.) submit a complete application on or before the application deadline, (4.) not have received the STLE Early Career Award previously.
For more information, click here to download the application form. Applications are due Dec. 1, 2021.
STLE Certification Exams Now Offered Online!
The wait is over! STLE is pleased to announce that online testing is now available for its certification exams, which means that you can now take an exam from your home or office at any time that fits your schedule. STLE offers four technical certifications: Certified Lubrication Specialist™ (CLS), Oil Monitoring Analyst I and II™ (OMA I & II), and Certified Metalworking Fluids Specialist™ (CMFS).
Webinar Bundle: Lubrication Fundamentals
New to the industry? Need a refresher on the basics? The Lubrication Fundamentals bundle brings together seven webinars that highlight the fundamental topics of lubrication, additives, base oils, bearings, grease, gears, hydraulics, and synthetics. Each webinar relates to a topic taken from our Lubrication Specialist Learning Pathway Priority Group One.
The seven webinars collected in this bundle are as follows:
- Basics of Lubricant Additives presented by Chris Schmid - The Lubrizol Corporation
- Base Oils - Their Manufacture, Properties, Performance, and Application presented by John Rosenbaum - Chevron Global Base Oils
- Fundamentals of Industrial Enclosed Gears presented by Lawrence Ludwig - Schaeffer Manufacturing
- Bearing Fundamentals presented by Robert Gresham - Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
- Fundamentals of Grease presented by Robert Gresham - Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
- Basic Hydraulics presented by Robert Gresham - Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
- Basic Synthetics presented by Robert Gresham - Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
Purchasing these webinars through the bundle provides a 36% savings! These webinars separately would cost $273 for members and $413 for non-members.
STLE Learning Pathways
STLE Learning Pathways provide an individualized approach to professional development by letting you personally manage your career growth with educational resources on topic areas that make up a Body of Knowledge to assist individuals in becoming technically competent as a Lubrication Specialist or Oil Analyst in the lubrication field. These resources include access to CRC Press books, STLE Webinars, TLT technical articles and online short courses.
This body of knowledge includes extensive peer-reviewed reference materials filtered by relevant key subject areas (Priority Groups) and then further divided into Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced competency levels for better use as a self-study or reference guide.
- Basic: covers information required to develop a basic understanding of the key subject area.
- Intermediate: covers information typically required to be competent in the key subject area.
- Advanced: covers more information than typically required for a Lubrication Specialist or Oil Analyst (covered in the certification exam), but are useful for job-specific requirements and responsibilities.