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Peter Testa Speaks at Long Beach SAMPE Conference

Faculty member Peter Testa, principal of TESTA/WEISER, is participating in the 2011 Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) conference hosted May 23-26 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Testa's panel, scheduled Monday, May 23 starting 2pm, is moderated by Bill Kreysler, President of Kreysler & Associates and a partner of SCI-Arc.

Water Tree/Kreysler & Associates (Photo © Lawrence Argent )

Dubbed The Other 95 Percent – Opportunities for Composites outside Aerospace, the two-hour panel discussion addresses opportunities, myths, pitfalls and strategies to exploit advanced composite materials and techniques outside of aerospace applications. The discussion will focus primarily on construction and architecture applications, where the use of composites is currently very limited but where the opportunities are vast. Recent developments in building codes, material systems, design methods, and environmental concerns, are also among the topics to be addressed at the event.

An international professional member society, SAMPE provides information on new materials and processing technologies through technical presentations, journal publications, symposia and commercial expositions in which professionals can exchange ideas and air their views. The only technical society encompassing all fields of endeavor in materials and processes, SAMPE provides a unique and valuable forum for scientists, engineers, designers and academicians.

Complementary exhibit hall passes and free access to all panel discussions can be obtained by registering at or by using the Complimentary Exhibit Hall Pass Sign-up Form.

Admission to the discussion panel with Testa and Kreysler on Monday, May 23, 2pm is free and open to the public.

The Long Beach Convention Center is located at 300 E. Ocean Blvd.