Ceramic Engineering and Science

Emerging Priorities

  • V. D. Fréchette
  • L. D. Pye
  • J. S. Reed

Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Viewpoints and Interests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xi-xi
    2. Thomas C. MacAvoy
      Pages 9-22
    3. Gus D. Dorough Jr.
      Pages 23-35
  3. Energy Economics and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. Karl Lange, Richard J. Moffat
      Pages 65-74
    3. J. R. Johnson
      Pages 75-91
  4. Environment and Pollution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N5-N5
    2. R. H. Cherry Jr., R. B. Bennett, D. E. Niesz, G. R. Smithson Jr.
      Pages 103-104
  5. Material Resources and Excesses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N7-N7
    2. Murray A. Schwartz
      Pages 105-122
    3. W. B. Crandall
      Pages 123-141
  6. Health, Safety and Reliability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N9-N9
    2. Sheldon W. Samuels
      Pages 157-163
  7. Promises Toward Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N11-N11
    2. Marvin G. Britton
      Pages 165-179
    3. M. J. Fenerty, N. J. Hellicar
      Pages 181-191
    4. Stephen D. Stoddard
      Pages 193-215
    5. Thomas Vasilos
      Pages 217-234
    6. Richard C. Olson
      Pages 235-254
    7. L. E. Ferreira, J. T. Jones, D. G. Powell
      Pages 255-264
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 277-279

About this book


The Conference on Emerging Priorities in Ceramic Engineer­ ing and Science, held at Alfred University, November 4-6, 1974, was arranged to provide a basis for reassessment of professional goals, procedures and outlook. American priorities among comfort, safety, national prestige, security, convenience and environmental quality are significantly different from those of a dozen years ago. Economic factors have shifted, as exempli­ fied by scarcities in energy, mate rials and world food supplies. At the same time, demands for safer products, healthier work­ ing conditions and fairer rules of behavior are making them­ selves felt. Governmental, corporate and consumer interests are all involved and they are intricately inte rrelated. Higher education, for its part, must not only respond wisely to changing student attitude, itself a part of the national scene, but must gain perspective toward the present and toward changes of yet unknown nature which can be expected in the future. Persistent and pointed questions from engineers, managers, and students were an indication to us of wide-spread concern to understand the new pattern of priorities that is presently emerging. In response to this need, Conference papers were invited from distinguished engineers, scientists, and other specialists; their willingness to contribute from their expertise and their thinking is very much appreciated by the editors. The first four chapters of the volume deal with the larger scene and with the viewpoints of those concerned with it in behalf of government, corporations and the professions.


ceramics education energy engine environment food future glass health iron nature quality refractories safety

Editors and affiliations

  • V. D. Fréchette
    • 1
  • L. D. Pye
    • 1
  • J. S. Reed
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Engineering and Science New York State College of CeramicsAlfred UniversityAlfredUSA

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