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Alfred University engineering students gain experience at Ceramics Expo

Alfred University | 5/02/19

Students, staff represent Alfred University at Ceramics Expo
Students, staff represent Alfred University at Ceramics Expo

A contingent of students from the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University gained some experience with the world of industrial ceramics at the fifth annual Ceramics Expo in Cleveland earlier this week.


A contingent of students from the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University gained some experience with the world of industrial ceramics at the fifth annual Ceramics Expo in Cleveland earlier this week.

            The students staffed the New York State Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT) booth, meeting Alfred University alumni and talking with companies looking to hire graduates.

            “I would say it was a very successful show,” said David Gottfried, deputy director of the CACT. “We had several hundred people stop by the booth to ask questions about the kinds of academic programs Alfred University offers in ceramics. We also talked with people who were interested in our short-course offerings this summer, including additive manufacturing and biomaterials. We met a lot of alumni who were looking to just get updates about what was happening at the University.”

            Students also assisted event organizers, staffing various talks and events held throughout the conference, Gottfried said. They attended presentations and the Alfred University alumni event as well.

            Representing the School of Engineering were: Victoria Willard, Andrew King, Ramin Faraji and Sahar Mokhtari, graduate students; Andy Diffenderfer and Ryan Fordham, seniors; Tim Mahany, junior; Amanda Jadwin, CACT program manager; and Gottfried.