Welcome to the Midwest Chapter of SAMPE
Areas of Interest
Fellows & History
Midwest Student Research Paper Competition
By-Laws, Board of Director Position Descriptions
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2020-21 Board of Directors Announcement
Meet the new volunteer board for 2020-2021! - Midwest SAMPE is run by an all-volunteer board elected by its members. The Board is comprised of dedicated individuals from academia, industry and government.
Congratulations to our new and returning board members and thank you to all of our previous board members for their service.
TOM MARGRAF, Chair | Director of Engineering & Operations - Spintech, LLC
TIMOTHY PRUYN, 1st Vice Chair | Materials Research Engineer – AFRL-WPAFB
KARINA HANKENHOF, 2nd Vice Chair | Project Engineer – Cincinnati Testing Laboratories
ANDREW ABBOTT, Treasurer | Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer - University of Dayton Research Institute/AFRL-WPAFB
ROBYN L. BRADFORD, 1st Chapter Director | Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer - University of Dayton, Materials Engineering Dept.
THAO GIBSON, 2nd Chapter Director | Senior Research Engineer - University of Dayton Research Institute/AFRL-WPAFB
DOUGLAS WARD, 1st National Director | Retired Chief Consulting Engineer - GE Aviation
ANTHONY E. SALIBA, 2nd National Director | Professor, Dean Emeritus - University of Dayton, Chemical & Materials Eng. Dept.
Board Appointed Positions
STEPHEN SHEWCHUK, Secretary | Composite Materials Engineer - The Boeing Co.
JAMES JOHNSON, Non-voting National Director| Retired Professor - Sinclair Community College
Midwest SAMPE 2020 Student Research Paper Competition Winners
The Midwest SAMPE Student Research Paper Competition Committee is pleased to announce the 2020 winners. We would like to thank our judges: Dr. Karla Strong, Dr. Li Cao, and Dr. Todd Bullions for your time evaluating the papers and participating in the Zoom Q&A with the students.
About the Competition - Midwest SAMPE hosts a Student Research Symposium each year in the spring. The
purpose of the competition is to showcase original scholarly research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students. This year, due to COVID-19, we held a student research paper competition instead. The best research papers were awarded
cash prizes. In addition, the first place PhD winner received an all-expenses paid trip to CAMX (Composites and Advanced Materials Expo) in the fall to compete at the national level for a chance to present internationally at SAMPE conferences
in Europe or Japan.
For more information, contact Thao Gibson, MidwestSAMPE@gmail.com
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