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College of Agriculture and
Technology offers industrial materials workshop April 8
March 9, 2010
University-Jonesboro’s College of Agriculture and Technology is offering
a one-day workshop, “Industrial Materials,” on Thursday, April 8, from 8
a.m.-5 p.m. at the Delta Center for Economic Development, 319 University
Loop West, Jonesboro.
by ASU’s College of Agriculture and Technology and
Center for Economic Development, this
workshop is designed to accommodate manufacturing personnel, including
those working in areas such as Quality,
Purchasing, Human Resources, Sales, Production, Management, Accounting,
and Shipping, from across Arkansas and from the neighboring states.
This is an introductory basic materials course that addresses
common materials used in industry. This one- day short course is
designed to give the participants a snapshot of industrial materials as
a whole. The course discusses the fundamentals of industrial materials,
including basic selection, properties and performance, important
characterization techniques and basic fundamental heat treatment
processes, selection and benefits.
After completing this course, participants with little or no materials
experience will understand basic materials used in various industries,
whether the participants have little or no past experience in materials.
Participants will understand material selection for structural design
and application, including material properties and performance; they
will understand the relationship between the mechanical properties of
materials and their chemical compositions. Participants will also
explore basic aspects of electron microscopy, as well as new
developments, capabilities and applications of electron microscopy and
other analytical tools. Participants will learn the fundamentals of
basic heat treatment principles, including distinguishing between
various heat treatment techniques and identifying types of furnaces used
to heat treat.
The course coordinator and primary instructor is Dr. Zariff (Zac)
Chaudhury, associate professor of Metallurgical Technology in the
College of Agriculture and Technology. Two invited experts from outside
the college will also lecture with Dr. Chaudhury.
Dr. Glen Jones,
senior associate vice chancellor for
Academic Affairs and Research, and Dr. Gregory Phillips, dean of the
College of Agriculture and Technology, will address the participants
during the opening and closing ceremonies.
For more information, contact the
Delta Center for
Economic Development (email@example.com),
at (870) 972-3850, or Dr. Zac
at (870) 972-2263.
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