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USNC/TAM Meetings

U.S. National Congresses of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Every four years a National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics is held in the United States at a site chosen by the U.S. National Committee.

The 17th Congress was held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center of Michigan State University from June 15-20, 2014. John Foss and Tom Pence served as co-chairs of this event. The 16th Congress was held June 27 to July 2, 2010 at Pennsylvania State University, chaired by Judith Todd. The 15th Congress was held June 25-30, 2006 at the University of Colorado, Boulder, chaired by Thomas Geers and Stein Sture.

List of past U.S. congresses and proceedings

International Congresses and General Assemblies

Every four years the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) holds an international scientific congress. The last International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM) was held August 19-24, 2012, in Beijing, China.

The USNC/TAM sponsors a fellowship program for U.S. researchers presenting papers at the international congresses. Further information on the fellowship program and a list of recipients for 2012 is available.

The General Assembly meets at the congress and also once between congresses. The U.S. National Committee sends a delegation to the meeting, which then reports back to the committee and the U.S. mechanics community as a whole. 

A summary of the 2008 General Assembly meeting can be found in the 2008 IUTAM Annual Report (PDF, 643 KB)

Recent U.S. reports on the IUTAM General Assembly:
2006 General Assembly report (Providence, Rhode Island)
2004 General Assembly report (Warsaw, Poland)

U.S. Committee Meetings

The meetings of the U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics are open by invitation only.

Other Meetings of Interest

A list of upcoming events can be found on the IUTAM website.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number CMMI-1338717. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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