Posted 2/16/16

Neil N. Ault, 1922-2016

It is with profound regret that NEACerS announces the passing of longtime member Dr. Neil N. Ault. A member of the group that reactivated the Section after World War II, Neil was Section Chair for 1961, recipient of the 1976 F. H. Norton Award, and the longest-serving Section Counselor. It is nearly impossible to imagine a Section meeting without Neil's presence.

Posted 2/17/13

John Redman elected NEACerS Executive Chair for 2013

In a voice vote immediately preceding the February 13 Norton Award talk, the Section approved the pressganging nomination of John Redman to serve as NEACerS chair for the coming year. A veteran of multiple Expo meetings, John has the requisite connections and sense of humor to assemble an enjoyable and informative program for the year.

Posted 11/7/12

Les Bowen (1952-2012)

It is with deepest regret that NEACerS announces the passing of Dr. Les Bowen of Materials Systems Inc.

Recipient of the 1998 F. H. Norton Award, generous host to numerous meetings of the Executive Committee, longtime coordinator of the F.H. Norton nomination process, and unceasingly optimistic member of the Executive Committee, it is nearly impossible to imagine NEACerS without Les Bowen.

Posted 8/19/12

NEACerS Treasurer C. Scott Nordahl Wins AISES Award for Technical Excellence

The AISES announcement reads:

Christopher "Scott" Nordahl (Doyon Limited, Aleut Alaskan Native) Senior Principal Engineer, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

C. Scott Nordahl was born to an Alaska Native mother and adopted by non-native parents at two weeks of age. He experienced a transient upbringing, having moved 14 times by the time he was 19 years old. At the University of Washington, Scott had the opportunity to reconnect with his native heritage through the Minority Science and Engineering Program (MSEP) and AISES and served as AISES Chapter President during his last two years in college. Through a Minority Engineering Fellowship by GTE, Scott attended Penn State University where he received his Masters and Ph.D. in Ceramic Science. Scott joined Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in 2007 as a Senior Engineer. Shortly after his arrival, Scott became the Technical Lead for Nano Composite Optical Ceramic (NCOC) program. Scott and his team have won several contracts for nanotechnology research and development due to their engineering excellence, and most recently won a follow-on program to develop nanocomposites with application for Long Wave Infra Red (LWIR) systems.

Scott is active in the community as well, having coordinated and supported several Boston Museum of Science events that are targeted at elementary and middle schools to convince youths that engineering and sciences are excellent career choices.