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Call for papers issued for Western Coatings Symposium, papers and posters awards competitions announced.

The Western Coatings Technical Coordinating Committee along with the FSCT are seeking technical papers to be considered for presentation at the 27th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium and FSCT Annual Meeting, scheduled for November 6-9, 2005, at the Westin Casuarina Hotel & Spa, in Las Vegas, NV.

The Technical Program will feature a variety of program sessions on the leading technical work in the industry. The theme for the meeting is "Spirit of Cooperation." The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 4, 2005.*

The Western Coatings Technical Coordinating Committee along with the FSCT Annual Meeting Organizing Task Force are soliciting presentations in the following areas:

* Technology Transitioning

* Environmental Stewardship

* Nonpolluting Coatings

* Coatings for Aircraft, Electronics, Plastics, Concrete, and Wood

* Manufacturing and Economic Trends

* High Throughput Screening/Combinatorial Techniques

* Efficient Use of Additives

* Formulation

Those interested should provide a 150-200 word abstract by March 4, 2005, along with contact information (author name(s), company name, address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address) to: Rod Moon, Director of Education, FSCT, 492 Norristown Rd., Blue Bell, PA 19422-2350; 610.940.0777; Fax: 610.940.0292; or e-mail:

John A. Gordon Best Paper Award

The John A. Gordon Best Paper Award will be presented for the best paper contributed to the Symposium Technical Program. Papers will be judged based on (1) technical merit, including objectivity and experimental design; (2) relevance to coatings technology and its impact on the industry; and (3) presentation effectiveness. The author(s) of the award-winning paper will receive a total of $1,000 cash award and an inscribed certificate.

This award commemorates the many contributions that noted educator John A. Gordon made to the coatings profession. In addition to teaching various coatings courses at Eastern Michigan University, Kent State University, and Cal Poly State University, Mr. Gordon was a 55-year member of FSCT, a 52-year member of ACS, and an Honorary Member of the Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology. He served as President of the LASCT in 1973-74.

*Please note: Subsequent to abstracts being accepted for the Symposium Technical Program, speakers will be required to submit a paper for publication in the Technical Program Proceedings by September 16, 2005. Those authors who wish their papers to be considered for the John A. Gordon Best Paper Award must submit their papers by August 12, 2005.

2005 Roon Awards Competition

The FSCT Roon Awards Committee has announced a Call for Papers for the 2005 competition. Prospective authors have the opportunity to earn up to $4,000 in cash prizes for outstanding papers.

The annual awards are sponsored by the Coatings Industry Education Foundation (CIEF) and were established to honor the late Leo Roon, founder of Nuodex Products Co., with support funds coming from the Roon Foundation.

To submit a paper for the 2005 competition, the following rules must be observed: (1) The paper must describe original work not previously published or presented; (2) The information must be directly related to the protective coatings industry; (3) It must be of such a caliber that it reflects a step forward in real scientific contribution to the coatings industry; and (4) It must be accompanied by a clearance for publication. The paper must also be prepared by someone associated with the organic coatings industry, including raw material suppliers and educators.

Those interested in entering the competition must send a letter of intent, along with the title of the proposed paper and a brief abstract by March 4, 2005 to: Roon Awards Competition, c/o Rod Moon, FSCT, 492 Norristown Rd., Blue Bell, PA 19422-2350, or e-mail your intent to

After abstracts are accepted for the competition, authors will be required to submit 10 copies of their papers by August 12, 2005.

A.L. Hendry Award Competition

Student authors are encouraged to submit entries in the 2005 A.L. Hendry Award Competition, sponsored by the Southern Society for Coatings Technology.

This year's award features cash prizes to both the student author (or authors) and the author's sponsoring lab. The student receives a $1,000 cash award and expenses covering one student's attendance to the Symposium Technical Program in Las Vegas, NV, to receive the honor and a suitably inscribed certificate. The paper, to be given by the student author, will also be part of the scheduled presentations. In addition, the laboratory of the sponsoring school will receive a grant of $500.

The competition is administered by the FSCT Program Subcommittee and several committee members will judge the entries.

Submitted papers must describe the results of original research on a subject related to coatings technology, or present a significantly insightful, comprehensive review of a field of coatings technology. Work done on coatings related topics as part of an undergraduate research project or as a senior thesis is appropriate for submission.


Those wishing to enter the competition must send a letter of intent, along with the title of the proposed paper and a brief abstract, by March 4, 2005 to: Hendry Awards Committee, c/o FSCT, 492 Norristown Rd., Blue Bell, PA 19422-2350. The deadline for receipt of manuscripts is September 16, 2005.

The A.L. Hendry Award commemorates the industry contributions of the late Alfred L. Hendry, president of A.L. Hendry Co. in Tampa, FL. He was a Past-President of the Southern Society and an active participant in many of FSCT's educational activities.

Poster Sessions

Students are also encouraged to submit an entry into the Poster Session. This competition is designed to provide a forum for individuals who are involved in coatings research by serving as a noncommercial arena for new ideas, new techniques, preliminary results, and/or work that is significant but not fully completed.

Each entry will be provided a display board to highlight his/her research project and will be required to staff the poster during scheduled times. The Poster Session will be held during exhibit hours. All displays will be judged on a scheduled basis during the times they are required to be staffed using the following criteria: originality/novelty, scientific content, and quality of display. Participation in the Poster Session is at the discretion of the FSCT Program Subcommittee.

Awards for the best student poster displayed will be offered: First Place--$500; Second Place--$300; and Third Place--$200.

The deadline for entry into the competition is September 1, 2005; however, to have your name, research project, and institution listed in the final brochure, you must submit your entry by April 1, 2005. Limited space is available, and all are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact FSCT, at 610.940.0777; or e-mail Rod Moon,, to receive an entry form and any additional information.
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