ASM Akron Meeting Notice
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Annual Student Night and
Member Recognition Night

Reservations Contact: Marion Gordon 330-325-1445

Reservations requested no later than: 3:00 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017

Reservations will be taken by the Technical Chair unless noted otherwise.
Please state your corporate or organization affiliate with your reservation

Technical Chair: Wayne Niehoff, Babcock & Wilcox, Euclid

Please respond by Monday, April 17, 3:00 pm to: Marion Gordon 330-325-1445

Speaker: Bryan Palaszewski, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland

Topic: "NASA and the Future of Human Space Flight."

The presentation addresses the formation of NASA, the Apollo lunar missions, as well as the new visions of the fragile Earth that were brought back by these flights. We also plan to discuss the Pluto New Horizons mission results, the Mars Curiosity Rover, and the new overall plans for NASA with the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System (SLS).

Our speaker has worked at the NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field since 1989 and is currently directing research on high performance propellants and atmospheric entry. He is conducting analyses for the NASA Office of the Chief Technologist investigating nanometer-scale propellant additives for metallized gelled fuels for many space mission applications.

As well as being Student Night it is Member Appreciation Night

25 Years:Prof. Gary Doll, Ph.D. FASMThe University of Akron
15 Years:Robert Dovicsak Sr.Metals USA
15 Years:Thomas KnowlesAkron Rubber Development
5 Years:Christina SomogyeAkron Steel Treating Co.
5 Years:Linda VermillionASM International

Western Reserve Student Science Day 2017 Awardees:

Claudia Hamilton Hawken School - 10th grade
"Study of the Polycaprolactone (PCL)/Polylactic acid (PLA) Polymer Solution Blend to Improve Flexibility and Durability of an Artificial Blood Vessel Using the Plasma-enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition Method (Vapor PECVD)"

Hayley Muhvic Beaumont High School - 9th grade
"How Does the Way a Wire is Braided Affect its Weight Bearing Capacity?"

Benjamin Stuk Ballard Brady Middle School - 8th grade
"Venusian Space Suit"

Location:New Era Cafe, 10 Massillon Rd. Akron, OH 44312 330-784-0087
Time: Networking: 5:30 / Dinner: 6:30 p.m. / Presentation: 7:30
Cost:$25.00 members & spouses / $30.00 non-members / $20.00 retirees / $10.00 Life Members and Students
Buffet: Chicken Paprikas, Lasagna, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad, Coffee, and Dessert.
Vegetarians: Request "vegetarian" with your reservation so that we can order your meal.

Elections for 2017-2018 Officers will be held at the April 19th meeting. We are in need of a few new executive committee members to round out the planning process. Consider participating in the operations, leadership and future endeavors of the ASM Akron Chapter. Contact any of the officers at a meeting or as listed on the website,

The ASM Akron Chapter 2017 Social Event Notice:
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Join us for a great day at the ballpark!

The Akron RubberDucks vs the Altoona Curve at The Akron Canal Park Stadium, 300 S. Main St. Sunday, May 7, 2017, "All you can eat" Picnic Buffet 1:00 p.m. Game starts 2:05 p.m.

Plan on attending with your spouse, children, grandchildren, and/or friends. The “All you can eat picnic” Buffet for our group begins at 1:00 and continues for one hour after the game begins.

NO Reservations will be taken by the Technical Chair.
The Akron Rubberducks Ticket Sales is providing a web linked page for the reservations
Cut off date for ordering: May 4 @ 11:59 p.m.

The cost per ticket is $22.00 plus ordering fees of $1.50 ($23.50) and 3% of your total credit card order. This is one ticket to the buffet in our reserved table area and the game.

We have reserved dining space in the Family Territory. Don’t worry about assigned seating for the game…we will be free to select our own in our section.

As a bonus for Kids 12 and under:

Kids 12 and under will be able to play catch on the field and run the bases after the game. They will also be able to putz around the outfield in the middle of the game.
Kids can join the QuackPack and in addition to many fun activities they can attend all future Sunday home games FREE w/adult. Click here for a QuackPack form - fill it out & bring it to the game!

Our thanks to Dave Houser for the great job he is doing to make this a successful outing. He really hit it out of the park with this one!

If you have problems ordering your tickets or have questions with the ordering process, our contact in the RubberDuck Organization is: Joe Mayancsik, Ticket Sales Associate. 330-375-1712.

Come to the ballgame with your spouse, children, grandchildren, and/or friends for a great day at the park!

ASM Akron Chapter Meeting Dates
April 19 - Member Appreciation & Student Night
May 7 - Social Night - Akron Rubber Ducks Baseball Game w/ Spouses, family, guests

ASM Akron Teachers Camp 2017 We are presently accepting reservations for attendees for the camp scheduled July 24-28, 2017 Contact Dr. Robert M. Shemenski, FASM .

If you have a preferred or updated e-mail address please contact Marion Gordon so that we can keep you informed.

Also, keep your e-mail address up to date by furnishing it to ASM International via your log-in page at

ASM Akron Annual Sponsors are now listed Here

In Appreciation We Thank our Sponsors