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May 2014 NWSCT Newsletter

Our April monthly meeting was held at Valspar's labs in Minneapolis. Our Annual Education Symposium featured a visit from 9 students in the NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials. Two students presented technical papers.

Teluka Galhenage presented on "Fouling-release performance of silicone oil modified siloxane-polyurethane coatings". Casey Orgon presented on "Use of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy to Study the Protective Properties of Powder Coatings" The students were also able to tour lab facilities at Valspar and HB Fuller as part of their visit.

This meeting concludes our 2013-2014 session as our monthly meetings are held from October - April. Our next meeting will be in October.

Our Annual Texas Hold Em event was a success. On March 28th we got together for food and a Texas Hold Em tournament at Welsch's Big 10 Tavern in Arden Hills. Tim Hanson outlasted Eric Herr to win this year's championship. Mike Hanson finished 3rd. Thanks to all who participated and to Harriet Pedersen for organizing the event. We also raised $150 for the NWSCT Scholarship Fund by auctioning off two pre-season tickets to a Minnesota Vikings game at TCF Bank Stadium. The tickets were donated by Commerce Industrial Chemicals.

Not yet a member? Just follow this link to our membership page and fill out an application to join. Individual Memberships are $25 per year and Corporate Membership (4+ people) is $100 per year. Members receive discounted rates for monthly meetings and have access to electronic copies of presentations provided to the NWSCT.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

Our Spring Golf Outing will be held at Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson, WI on Thursday, June 5th. Watch your email for further details.