March 2013 Meeting – Thursday, March 21st, 2013

March Meeting
Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Holiday Inn
Corpus Christi Downtown Marina
6:30 PM Social
7:00 PM Dinner

Guest Speaker:
Nancy Cole – Current AWS President

Women in Welding

Nancy Cole, 2013 president of the American Welding Society (AWS), has been selected as an honoree for the inaugural Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Award from The Manufacturing Institute TM, in partnership with Deloitte, University of Phoenix, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. The award celebrates women’s achievements at all levels of manufacturing and was launched to honor industry women through leadership, research, and recognition. On February 5, the honorees were recognized at an event in Washington, D.C. The keynote speaker, Karen Gilgenbach of Airgas USA, is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector and a past chair of the AWS Milwaukee Section. “Not only am I honored to receive a STEP Award, but I am so grateful to The Manufacturing Institute and its partners for recognizing the role that women play in this industry,” said Cole. “As the industry continues to grow and advance, it is more important than ever to attract and retain women in manufacturing.” Cole, the first female to graduate with a degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Tennessee, began her career at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Currently, she runs her own welding engineering consulting firm in Fernandina Beach, Fla.

Please note that we are meeting at the Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina Located at:
707 North Shoreline Boulevard, 78401, (1.888.465.4329)

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