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SAMPE Long Beach, the only technical conference and exhibition exclusively dedicated to advanced
materials and processes, was held May 23-27. The event brought together leading companies,
engineers, scientists, and professionals from throughout the advanced materials and processes
industry. Over 4,300 attendees from 43 countries were in attendance.
"There's no other show like SAMPE's spring conference and exhibition," says Dr. Nick Gianaris, SAMPE
North America President and VP of Business Development at Thermacore, Inc. "It was exciting to see
industry executives working together to solve America's manufacturing challenges."
"Only at SAMPE events do we get to see global leaders in this field networking, brainstorming, and
collaborating on the key issues needed by both the composites and the advanced materials industries,"
says SAMPE CEO Gregg Balko.
Conference Program Highlights New Opportunities and New Applications - Todd May, Director of the NASA
Marshall Space Flight Center, presented the opening keynote. His talk focused on NASA's vision for
future human and scientific space exploration and the impact of material selection, development, and
manufacturing as they contribute to reducing risk and cost, while simultaneously supporting the nation's
journey to Mars.
Prior to the keynote presentation, SAMPE announced the winners of the prestigious Mort Kushner
Award, an honor established to recognize those who have dedicated exceptional service to the Society.
For their work producing and elevating the SAMPE Student Programs, SAMPE honored:
* Prof. Tony Saliba, University of Dayton, USA
* James Johnson, Sinclair Community College, USA
* Adrie Kwakernaak, Adhesion Institute TU Delft, The Netherlands
Additionally, the conference included over 250 presentations concerning critical areas of advanced
materials, emerging materials, advanced manufacturing processes, and including additive
manufacturing (3D printing) technologies. In addition, 6 sessions included featured lectures by experts
within the M&P technology areas. The 5th Annual Women in SAMPE Forum was also another highlight of
the Long Beach program.
The week's event closed with the SAMPE Awards Luncheon, featuring a presentation by NASA
Advanced Space Suit Designer Amy Ross, NASA Johnson Space Center. She noted the complexity of
materials and engineering design that goes into spacesuits required for in space and extraterrestrial
planetary exploration.
Event Highlights - Helping to Solve Our Workforce Challenges
Investing in the future and helping to solve our workforce development challenges is important
to SAMPE. During the conference, the SAMPE Bridge Building Competition, SAMPE Additive
Manufacturing Contest, Student Poster Competition, and SAMPE Leadership Experience Awards all
engaged students in a variety of activities.

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