2017 Symposium Contacts PHONE NUMBER Email Symposium Co-Chairs Bob Singer 225-644-5858 Jack Korfhage 225-933-2614 Allan B. Brown Regular Member Seminars Kevin Teaford 801-581-7592 Artistic Auction Stephan Peirce 512-680-8415 Exhibits Dennis Wargo 800-344-9253 Victor Mathews 800-821-8866 Joe Gregar Junior Member Seminar Chris Bock 609-319-4322 Seminars Ron Bihler 303-693-7329 Symposium Coordinator Bob Singer 225-644-5858 Technical Papers Jim Hodgson 785-532-6676 Technical Posters Tracy Drier 608-262-9896 Technical Demonstrations Jack Korfhage 225-933-2614
Exciting News The American Scientific Glassblowers Society and Gravlab will hold a Flame-Off Challenge in Austin, Texas during the ASGS 2017 Symposium and Exposition. This Lathe Flame-Off competition will award prizes to the winners in the People’s Choice, Artistic, and Functionality categories. Each team will consist of two glassblowers with at least one scientific ASGS member. Together they will create their Glass Sculpture Masterpiece with a scientific flare. The piece must include different types of seals and be scientifically functional; no smoking functionality please. Lathes, torches and bench space will be provided by Grav but participants are of course welcome to use their own gear. 8 lathe stations and 12 bench space will be available for 8 teams. The event will take place from 2:00pm to 10:00 pm. on Sunday, July 23rd Contestants will be allowed 6 hours to complete their work with A flex time start any time after 2:00. All torches must be off and work completed by 10:00pm. All finished pieces will be auctioned on Wednesday, 7/26 with proceeds going to Meals on Wheels. Judges will consist of ASGS board members and Artists from the Lampworking Industry. Rules for the Flame-Off Event Each team will consist of 2 people. The team must include one ASGS, Regular, Junior, or Retired member, and the 2nd team member can be an Artistic or Associate ASGS member or anyone from the general public. Each team will have 6 hours to create something of scientific function with an artistic flair. No smoking functionality can enter the competition. Fabricated scientific components can be included; however the entire piece must be made from raw color and clear material during the 6 hours. Interested but need more information? Send an email to Stephan Peirce, the Grav tech managing the contest, at email@example.com. Want to connect with others considering joining a team? Leave your info on this Google Docs page and check back often. http://bit.ly/2qxeuws Competition winners will be awarded gear and supplies from Carlisle, Nortel, Griffin, Simax, Coating by Sandberg, North Jersey Diamond Wheel and others.
ASGS Keynote Lecture, Austin TX, July 27 2017 Liebig’s Kaliapparat and the Origins of Scientific Glassblowing Abstract In the fall of 1830, a young chemist named Justus Liebig developed a new piece of apparatus for organic analysis called the Kaliapparat (potash bulbs). Using the Kaliapparat, Liebig established his reputation as one of Europe’s leading analytical chemists, ultimately assuring his status as one of the nineteenth century’s greatest chemists. But the Kaliapparat changed much more than the course of Liebig’s career. Jackson explains in this talk how Liebig’s decision to produce the Kaliapparat by bending and blowing glass tubing radically changed how chemists do experimental work – so much so that an image of Liebig’s Kaliapparat was incorporated into the logo of the American Chemical Society. This transformation of chemical practice had profoundly important consequences. As chemists came to rely on hollow glassware, they sought skilled assistance in its manufacture. This is the origin of the scientific glassblower. Author BiographyGlassWorkshop CatherineJackson Feature 645×415 Catherine Jackson is Assistant Professor of History of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A native of the UK, Jackson originally trained as a synthetic organic chemist in Cambridge (PhD, 1989) before working for almost a decade in the petroleum industry. Drawn to the history of science through a second career teaching chemistry, Jackson retrained as a historian of science at the University of London (PhD, 2009). She held research fellowships at the University of Notre Dame and Chemical Heritage Foundation in the USA, and at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Germany, before joining the faculty in Madison in January 2015. Jackson has published on the work of leading 19th century chemists including Justus Liebig, August Hofmann, and Emil Fischer, and on the material culture of chemical laboratories. She co-edited (with Hasok Chang) An Element of Controversy: The Life of Chlorine in Science, Medicine, Technology and War (BSHS, 2007). Jackson is completing a book explaining the origins and development of organic synthesis in 19th century Germany. Her historical approach revealed the central role of scientific glassblowing in the science of chemistry, examined in two essays published in history of science journals Isis and Annals of Science (March and April 2015). More recently, Jackson published (with Tracy Drier) an article on this subject in Fusion (February 2017). Jackson and Drier are developing a collaborative project that investigates the relationship between chemical knowledge and the craft skill of scientific glassblowing, today and in the past.
A.S.G.S. Exhibitor Group Junior Member Sponsorship 2017 For: The American Scientific Glassblowers Society, Annual Symposium. Each year a new candidate will be chosen provided allocated funds are available, and as deemed by the group officers. The group will reimburse up to and not to exceed $1,000.00. The group officers will determine and administer the allocation of funds. Eligibility: 1. You must be a Junior, or Student member in good standing of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society, as of the deadline. 2. The recipient must have gained a portion of their income through the field of scientific glassblowing for a period of 1 year prior to application, or be a student in an accredited program for Scientific Glassblowing working toward a degree in Scientific Glassblowing. 3. The recipient must agree to submit a travel expense report, including all receipts for goods and services rendered under the guidelines of the award. 4. The recipient must attend the 2017 Symposium, and all Junior Member Workshops. 5. The recipient will visit all exhibiting booths and bring to the attention that they are the recipient of the award. 6. Applicant must submit an application letter and a resume to the Exhibitor Group Director, no later than March 31, 2017. On or before April 15, 2017 the designated Exhibitor Group members will choose the recipient and an alternate. 7. Agreement that the recipient will notify the Exhibitor Group designated member of intent to attend the Symposium no later than May 15, 2017, at which time the alternate will be notified if necessary. 8. Applicant must not have been a prior recipient of this award by this group. Selection: Eligibility of the junior member applicant will be reviewed by a member in good standing of the Exhibitor Group. The section Director, Chairperson or other designated member(s) of the section in your geographical area will be contacted for input. How to increase your chances of winning: Have attended section meetings, become an officer of your section, chair a committee, volunteer time at symposiums, PREPARE A GREAT RESUME!!. 2017 Exhibitor Director: Dennis Wargo, firstname.lastname@example.org Reimbursement Guidelines for Junior Member Sponsorship The recipient of the Junior Member Sponsorship Award from the A.S.G.S. Exhibitor Group will be eligible to receive up to $1,000.00 for reimbursement of the following expenses only. Travel (most economical) Lodging (at the site of the Symposium) Parking & Toll(s) at site location Meals Dowload as a PDF
The 62nd Annual ASGS Symposium & Exposition Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, Austin, Texas July 24 – 27, 2017 DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS Jack Korfhage and Bob Singer, on behalf of the 62nd Symposium Committee and the Board of Directors would like to invite you all to Austin, Texas. The Symposium will be held at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark (4140 Governor’s Row, Austin, Texas, 78744) on July 24 to July 27, 2017. Reservations can be made online at: www.omnihotels.com/hotels/austin-southpark/meetings/american-scientific-glassblowers-society, or if you prefer, you can call 1-800-843-6664. If you call in reservations, be sure to mention the group reservation as the “ASGS” or “American Scientific Glassblowers Society.” The Hotel has 313 guest rooms and the room rate is $133.00 per night for single or double; parking is free. Austin is serviced by the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to which the Omni offers complimentary shuttle service. Airlines serviced by the airport include Air Canada, Alaska Air, American Airlines, Branson Air express, British Air, Condor, Delta, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest and United Airlines. If you prefer to drive to and from the airport, the travel distance is approximately 6 miles. The hotel is located a few miles from beautiful downtown Austin so the excitement of South Congress (SoCo) and 6th Street Entertainment District are all just moments away. If you love music, Austin is the place to be: there are music clubs everywhere and of corse there is the Austin City Limits venue with music shows most nights. If you plan on going there, check out their schedule: www.acl-live.com. There is something in Austin to capture everyone’s interest, from botanical gardens to jazz to ethnic food (www.austintexas.org). The main event though will be the Symposium itself. We are counting on support from the local glass community which includes the glass shop at the University of Texas, Austin, among others. Having said that, we depend mostly on the Society at large for volunteers. Please volunteer to do a Workshop, a Demonstration, to present a Technical Paper or Poster, or consider an Artistic Workshop. Each Section is encouraged to be part of the Symposium, so let your Director know how you would like to help out. Save the dates and let us know what you would like to learn at your Symposium. Thank you for your participation. We look forward to learning and sharing together in Austin.
Technical Offerings Technical Papers Presentations Jim Hodgson of Kansas State University, hosts this year’s technical papers presentations. Each presenter has written a technical paper and will be discussing their subjects with the use of visual aids. This year’s topics and presenters are as follows: Two Liter Beaker the Hard Way – Doni Hatz, Procter and Gamble Japan 2016 – Tracy Drier and Erich Moraine, Wild Rose Glass and University of Wisconsin, Madison Fabrication Techniques for a 140 Micron Glass Nozzle – Adam Kennedy, University of Texas Glass Chemistry Basics – Chris Miller, Aldrich Chemical Construction of a 5-Port Schlenk Line – Joseph Gregar, Argonne National Laboratory Ruby Quartz Capillaries, Kiva Ford, Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory Implementing Cold Working into the Scientific Glass-Shop, Patrick Bennett, University of Minnesota Fully Jacketed Addition Funnel, Rick Ponton, Procter and Gamble A Tube Cracker for Injecting a Sample into a Mass Spectrometer, Frank Meints, Meints Glassblowing Discharge Tube Construction, 1969, Tracy Drier, University of Wisconsin, Madison TBD, Elijah Aller, University of Oslo [top of page] Technical Demonstrations [top of page] Technical Posters DeJong, Bryson, Salem Community College, “Straight Talk on Bent Liebig Condensers” Moraine, Erich, Drier, Tracy, “Glassworking tools of Japan” Bortolin, Blake, Precision Glassblowing of Colorado, Inc., TBD Hatz, Doni, Proctor & Gamble Company, TBD Anderson, Steve, Mayo Clinic, TBD Calabretta, Philip J., Drier, Tracy, University of Wisconsin – Madison, “Scientific Glassblowing: A Look through the Glassblowers Didymiums” Hodgson, James, Kansas State University, TBD Remeika, Anthony, Salem Community College, ,”Construction of a Decorated Borosilicate Water Bottle“ Revis, Benjamin, University of Iowa, TBD Ponton, Rick, Proctor & Gamble Company, “The easiest Glassblowing Job in the World … With a Twist” Deady, Kristin, Dennis Briening, Dennis, Salem Community College, “Proposed Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Science in Glass Technology to be offered at Salem Community College” Guzei, Ilia, Drier, Tracy, University of Wisconsin – Madison, “Anatomy of Kaliapparat” [top of page]
Seminars Allan Brown Regular Member Seminar – Limit 12 This seminar is for Regular Member status participants only. This course, hosted by Kevin Teaford, provides advanced technique instruction to our regular mamber base. Each day can be viewed as seperate seminars, so you can elect to participate in Seminar 1, Seminar 2, or both. Instructors: Kevin Teaford, Jack Korfhage, Neal Korfhage, Ron Legge – More Details – Seminar 1 Topics: Bench – Building a Soxhlet Extractor; Lathe – Concentrator Distilling Condenser Seminar 2 Topics: Bench – MultiSeal apparatus, incorporating many seals and techniques; Lathe – West Condenser, using no cardboard or inner supports Joseph S Gregar Junior Member Seminar – Limit 12 This is a two day seminar for Student and Junior Members only. It is included for Students and Juniors who register with a Member Regisration. Hosted by Chris Bock, and covers many fundamental techniques in scientific glasswork. See the Junior Seminar Page for more details on registration application. Stephan Peirce – An Artistic Approach to Color Bruce Suba – Working Neon Joseph Luptak – ISO and the Glass Shop In this seminar, we will discuss the basics of ISO 9000 as it relates to fabrication of Glass. We will cover such things as: Who or What is ISO; Having a documented quality program; Work instructions; Corrective / Preventative Actions; Quality Audits; Management Review; Tool Calibration; Approved Suppliers; just to name a few. Mike Souza – Optical Sealing Methods Eric Brambani – Quartz
Schedule of Events 7/23/2017 Location 8:30am-5pm BOD Meeting Southpark B 9am-9pm Exhibitor Setup Omni C 2pm-10pm Flame Off Grav Labs 7/24/2017 Seminars Day 1 8am-4:30pm Allan Brown Regular Member Seminar Omni B 8am-4:30pm Joeseph Gregar Junior Member Seminar Omni A 8am-4pm Neon Seminar, hands-on (Limit 6) Grav Lab 8am-5pm An Artistic Approach to Color Grav Lab 8am-12pm Understanding Quartz Southpark A 1pm-4:30pm Optical Sealing Methods Southpark A 8am-4pm Exhibitor set-up Omni C 4pm-5pm Exhibitor Group Meeting Omni C 5pm-9pm Exhibits Open & Reception Omni C 7/25/2017 Seminars Day 2 8am-4:30pm Allan Brown Regular Member Seminar Omni B 8am-4:30pm Joseph Gregar Junior Member Seminar Omni A 8am-4pm Neon seminar, hands-on (Limit 6) Grav Lab 8am-12pm Lathe Maintenance Southpark A 1pm-4:30pm ISO and the Glass Shop Southpark A 5pm-9pm Exhibit open & Reception Omni C 9pm-11pm Exhibitor tear down Omni C 7/26/2017 8am-4pm Technical Demonstrations Omni B 9am-6pm Exhibitor tear down Omni C 5am-6pm Artistic Demo/Auction Setup Omni B 6pm-8pm Main Event Artistic Demos/ Silent Auction Omni A&B 8pm-9:30pm Charity Auction Omni A&B 9:30pm-11pm Auction Tear-Down Omni A&B 7/27/2017 8:30am-9:30am Technical Poster Judging Atrium 9:30am-5pm Keynote speaker, Technical Papers Amphitheater 11:30am-12:15pm Annual National Business Meeting Amphitheatre 6pm-7pm Banquet Reception Oaks 7pm-9pm Banquet and Awards Ceremony Oaks
A.S.G.S. 62nd Annual Symposium Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark Austin, TX, USA July 23-27, 2017 Registration is now underway for the 62nd Annual Symposium of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society. Brief summary of offerings (please see ASGS symposium website for more detailed descriptions): Seminars | Technical Offerings Once you have read through and have an idea what you would like to register for continue on to one of two registration form options: (1) Online Registration Form and pay through PayPal (no PayPal account needed) with debit, credit card, or bank account; or (2) download and submit by fax or mail to the National Office. Online Registration Form with PayPal | Download pdf for paper Registration submission A word of Caution/Advice: When selecting Seminars and Activities do your best to not overlap seminar time. If you plan well, it makes the job for the National Office that much easier. Registration and Day Passes Member Registration selection includes your Registration, Workshops, Papers, Posters, and Exhibits Opening Night Reception. You must pay separate fee for each Seminar you select. Non-Member Registration selection includes your Registration, Workshops, Papers, Posters, Exhibits and Opening Night Reception. You must pay separate fee for each Seminar you select. Please note that certain seminars are only open to members. Member Day Pass includes activities included in the Member Registration, but for the specified day only. Non-Member Day Pass includes activities included in the Non-Member Registration, but for the specified day only. Seminars Allan Brown Regular Member Seminar – July 24 & 25, 2017, Limit 12 participants each day Two independent one-day seminars for Regular Member status participants only. Observation only fee will only be offered after the seminar is at full capacity. Instructors: Kevin Teaford, Jack Korfhage, Neal Korfhage, Ron Legge Day One Bench –Building a Soxhlet Extractor Day One Lathe –Concentrator Distilling Condenser Day Two Bench –MultiSeal apparatus, incorporating many seals and techniques Day Two Lathe: –West Condenser, using no cardboard or inner supports Joseph Gregar Junior Member Workshop Seminar – July 24 & 25, 2017, Limit 12 participants Two- day seminar for Student and Junior Members only. It is included for up to 12 designated Students and Juniors who register with a Member Registration. Application Forms accepted April 24-28 For more information and application form: Junior Member Seminar Page Instructors: Chris Bock, Joseph Gregar, Robert Singer, Klaus Paris Topics will include fabrication of snyder columns, technique for internal bellows, slicing tubes in half for furnace boats, quartz to pyrex seals and schlenk line. Other Seminars – Monday, July 24, 2017 8am – 5pm: Working Neon, Instructor: Bruce Suba, Includes $150 materials – Limit 6; Observation Only available once the seminar is full. 8am – 5pm: An Artistic Approach to Color, Instructor: Stephan Peirce 8am – noon: Industrial Material Types, Instructor: Eric Brambani 1pm – 5pm: Optical Sealing Methods, Instructor: Mike Souza Other Seminars – Tuesday, July 25, 2017 8am – 5pm: Working Neon, Instructor: Bruce Suba, Includes $150 materials – Limit 6; Observation Only available once th Read More …
Randy Searle Award The Southeastern Section of the ASGS is proud to offer an award to assist a Junior/Student Member who is pursuing a career in scientific glassblowing to attend the National Symposium. The recipient will be reimbursed for travel, lodging, and registration expenses associated with the 2017 National Symposium up to $1000. All applicants must be Junior or Student Members in good standing with the ASGS and must attend the two-day Junior Member Workshop, the business meeting, and the banquet. Candidates must submit a resume and short, one page essay on how they would benefit from the Junior Workshops and the National Symposium. All submissions must be postmarked or emailed by February 20, 2017. The winning candidate will be notified by March 16, 2017, and upon acceptance of this award agrees to present all receipts to the Southeastern Section by August 1, 2017. All submissions should be either emailed to Craigjw@ornl.gov or mailed to… Jason Craig Oak Ridge National Laboratory Building 4500N, MS6177 Oak Ridge, TN 37830 *This scholarship is a collaborative effort by the members of the Southeastern Section of the ASGS, in memory of Randy Searle, a charter member of the Southeastern Section.* Download PDF