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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 will be held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center of Michigan State University from June 15-20, 2014. John Foss and Tom Pence will serve 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 next International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM) will be held August 19-24, 2012, in Beijing, China. The last congress was held in August 2008 in Adelaide, Australia (http://ictam2008.adelaide.edu.au/).
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 2008 is available. Information on applying for the 2012 fellowship program will be available in late 2011.
The General Assembly meets at the congress and also once between congresses; the most recent General Assembly was during the ICTAM in Adelaide, the next meeting will be held in 2010 at a site yet to be determined. Only members of the General Assembly and invited guests attend these meetings. 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.