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Nucor Steel executive to give seminar on
metallurgic technology program
March 20, 2009 --
Sam Commella, vice
president and general manager of Nucor Steel in Blytheville, will
present a seminar on ASU's Technology and Metallurgical Technology
programs on Monday, April 13, at the College of Agriculture Building,
Room 203, at 4 p.m. The discussion seminar is free and open to the
Arkansas is one of the largest steel-producing regions in the United
States. There are several small and mid-level steel manufacturing
industries in this region and two large steel manufacturing companies in
Blytheville, which is about 60 miles away from the ASU-Jonesboro campus.
One of these is Nucor Steel Arkansas. Demand for skilled employees in
the manufacturing and aerospace industries with a metallurgy background
in the state of Arkansas is increasing rapidly. ASU-Jonesboro will
partner with local industries to help grow individual business sectors
that deal with metals and their alloys.
Commella will discuss the importance of the program to northeast
Arkansas manufacturers and metals-related industries with relation to
steel industries. He will also discuss the opportunities available
through the program, particularly through the hands-on experience that
will be available to students in the ASU Metallurgical Technology
program's metallography lab. Development of the lab began in the fall of
2008. The Metallurgical Technology program at ASU-Jonesboro is the only
program of its kind in the state of Arkansas.
Phillips, dean of the College of Agriculture and Technology and the
College of Engineering; Dr. Charles Coleman, director of Technology; and
Dr. Zariff (Zac) Chaudhury, associate professor of Metallurgical
Technology, will address the audience as well.
The Technology Program is a part of the College of Agriculture and
Technology at ASU. For additional details about the program or the
seminar, contact Dr. Zariff (Zac)Chaudhury
at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (870) 972-2263.