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Cramer Elected APS/M-AS Chair
Claire Cramer of PML’s Sensor Science Division will become the next Chair of the American Physical Society’s Mid-Atlantic Section (M-AS) starting January 1, 2015.
M-AS is the newest APS section, formed in 2012 to serve the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Cramer, along with Past Chairs Charles Clark and Stephan Schlamminger of PML’s Quantum Measurement Division, were instrumental in establishing M-AS.
The section already has a strong following. About 410 people registered for the first section meeting, held on Oct. 3-5, 2014 at Penn State. Other PML attendees included Angie Hight Walker, and Bill Phillips gave a plenary talk titled: “Why condensed matter physicists should pay attention to atomic physics.”
Ako Chijioke and Nick Vlajic of the Quantum Measurement Division authored a featured four-page article about NIST’s new dynamic force calibration system which appears in the October-November issue of TEST Engineering & Management magazine. The authors emphasize the wide range of applications for dynamic force measurements, and provide discussions of uses in aerodynamics, machining, dynamic weighing, and more.