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ASM Annual Meeting
Significant Others & Awards Night

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The Renaissance:

The Dawn of Modern Science and Thinking

Peter Dent
Electron Energy Corporation

to be held at

The Armstrong Manor

2025 Lititz Pike, Lancaster Phone: 561-3671

The Manor is 1.5 miles North of Rt. 30 on PA 501

  6:00: Social Hour
  6:30: Dinner
  7:30: Awards, Election of Officers & Speaker

Dinner: Non-alcoholic beverage, desert, and choice of:

  • Beef Bourguignon - A hearty traditional French dish consisting of tenderloin tips, mushrooms and onions simmered in red wine and beef stock, in a pastry.
  • Trout in Brasey – A modern twist on a Renaissance-era staple consisting of grilled trout in wine sauce with spices
Both come with: Spinach salad with warm bacon dressing Asparagus with herbs Baked potato and rolls; Pears in wine sauce for desert   (please indicate your entrée selection when making your reservation)
Cost: Members & guests: $15, Retirees: $10, Students:$5

   Reservations: Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2009
Register on line: REGISTER HERE
   phone: Steve Baumann at Alcoa Mill Products   (717) 393-9641 ext:1889

The Dawn of Modern Science and Thinking

The late medieval period and Italian Renaissance marks a period of reconciliation between Christianity and the pagan past of the Romans and Greeks. Changes in demographics in Europe precipitated the invention of several very fundamental and important enabling technologies. These technologies laid the ground work for their application in the Renaissance, which marked the real beginning of the modern era and scientific methods as we appreciate today. This presentation will provide a context of times of the Italian Renaissance and Leonardo’s universal genius and how it changed western thinking.

Peter Dent

Peter Dent is Vice President of Business Development for the Electron Energy Corporation of Landisville, PA, a rare earth specialty magnet manufacturer serving the aerospace, military, medical devices, and energy technology markets. Peter is former President/CEO and Trustee of Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse, Inc., which merged with the Discovery Center of Science and Technology and is now called the Da Vinci Science Center. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Da Vinci Science Center which opened its new 30,000 square foot, $11 million facility in October 2005 on the campus of Cedar Crest College in Allentown. Peter has a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and is author of several technical papers and training courses in magnetic, cryogenics and high vacuum technologies. He has been a featured speaker in Milan and Vinci, Italy sculpture dedications, History Channel features and numerous media publications worldwide related to Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse. About the Da Vinci Science Center:

The Da Vinci Science Center is an independent non-profit organization that promotes hands-on science learning through inquiry, highlights vibrant and important career opportunities in science available to every young person and encourages all people to be curious and creative in the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci. The Da Vinci Science Center stresses the inquiry method. Utilized by scientists and recognized as the most effective way to learn, the inquiry method encourages questioning, experimenting actively, observing, communicating results, and connecting all knowledge.

Nominees for Offices of the S.C. PA Chapter of ASM

Following are the nominees for the 2009-2010 offices for the S.C. PA Chapter of ASM. Election of officers will be by majority vote of those chapter members in attendance at the May meeting.

Chairman: Dr. Francois Mollard, FASM
Chairman Elect: to be announced
Secretary: to be announced
Treasurer: John Meyer

Continuing on as members of the Executive Committee in various capacities are: Andrew Oltmans (Immediate Past Chair), Daniel Elliott, Dr. Marsha Bischel, Dr. Ed Garrity, Timothy Eck, Rein Mutso, Larry Smith and Steve Baumann.

The Executive Committee would like to extend the invitation to any member who wishes to become more involved in chapter activities to contact any of us to explore how you can help out your chapter. We are in need of committee members to help out with a variety of next year’s chapter activities.

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