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International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) 2010 General Assembly
The IUTAM General Assembly took place in Paris, France on 17 and 18 July 2010. The United States was represented by delegates Nadine Aubry, Lance Collins, Carl Herakovich, Stelios Kyriakides and Zhigang Suo. Other U.S attendees included IUTAM Members at Large, Jan Achenbach and Andreas Acrivos; IUTAM Vice President Ben Freund, IUTAM Congress Committee Secretary Hassan Aref, and IUTAM Fluids Symposia Panel Chair, Gary Leal. Items discussed at the GA included membership dues and matters concerning adhering and affiliated organizations; IUTAM Working Parties, Symposia and Summer School; and preparations for 2016 IUTAM Congress in Beijing, China.
Also in Paris, two U.S. researchers, K. Ravi-Chandar and Howard Stone were newly elected to serve on the IUTAM Congress Committee. This brings a total of eight U.S. members of the Congress Committee out of 35, a significant representation.
The 16th U. S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
The 16th U. S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics was held at the Penn Stater Conference Center, Penn State University, from June 27 – July 2, 2010. Over 900 abstracts were submitted and presented by 820 participants from 30 countries. Judith A. Todd and Charles E. Bakis, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State University, served as Conference Chair and Conference Technical Program Chair, respectively. Abstracts were submitted to five technical tracks: Biomechanics, and Mechanics of Materials and Structures, led by Charles E. Bakis; Computational Mechanics, led by Sulin Zhang; Dynamics, led by Joseph C. Cusumano; and Fluid Mechanics, led by James Brasseur. Approximately 60 symposia were presented in 19 concurrent sessions.
Travel Fellowships to ICTAM
To support travel of U.S. scientists and engineers to the ICTAM, the USNC organizes a travel fellowship program. Fellowship applications for 2012 are now being accepted. Please see above for more information. At ICTAM 2008, thirty-three fellowships were awarded to U.S. researchers presenting their research at the congress. In addition, the committee organized a breakfast for recipients and committee members in attendance. The breakfast enabled the recipients to learn more about the USNC and IUTAM. It also helped USNC members to establish a mentoring experience with the younger fellowship recipients. Report on the 2008 fellowship program.
IUTAM Symposia and Summer Schools
Two IUTAM symposia were held in the United States in May 2011: Mechanics of Liquid and Solid Foams in Texas and Linking Scales in Computations: From Microstructure to Macro-scale Properties in Florida. More information about IUTAM Symposia and Instructional Summer Schools.