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Keith Bevan


CMSC 2017 Delivers Mountain-High Educational Opportunities

Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 09:54

The 33rd annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) is rapidly approaching in Snowbird, Utah from July 17–20. Preparations are moving forward at a land speed record pace, a reasonable expectation with the conference being held close to the Bonneville Salt Flats. The event has earned much renown for its original slate of technical presentations and papers delivered each year. The planning is complete for this component of the conference with speakers confirmed. CMSC’s full-bore program, including Measurement Zone activities, educational presentations, and exhibition hall events, are all in their final stages of development.

The Education and Certification subcommittees of the Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) have developed new attendee engagement activities this year, such as “Ask the Expert,” where delegates will be able to ask technical questions of invited experts each day in the Education Zone. Our outreach activity has gained momentum and a poster competition is open to local community colleges to provide scholarship opportunities for students to engage in metrology education and gain experience with local companies in the Salt Lake area. This year, training rooms have been made available for organizations to use to attract delegates to the conference. These new visitors will be able to learn and add to their professional development, while also getting a taste of the CMSC, with the option of signing up to attend.

The CMS is confident this is the right path forward to encourage growth and attract future metrologists. If you have any ideas on how to support our activities, please contact the CMS at chairman@cmsc.org. In addition, as the conference approaches, please visit our website at www.CMSC.org regularly for late-breaking information, conference registration, abstract submissions, sponsorships, webinars, and much more.

The CMS Executive Board is proud to represent our membership and deliver a conference that everyone will enjoy and be pleased to be associated with. As the current chair of the CMSC, I will be working hard along with other EC members to provide key objectives of new ventures and growth. I will also report new apprenticeship standards in metrology and other initiatives, such as the development of professional recognition for metrologists. Two key drivers of this progress will be the PrecisionPath Consortium for Large Scale Manufacturing and the CMS Level One and Level Two Certification Programs.

Don't forget World Metrology Day on May 20. This is the day for all metrologists to shout out loud and proud, whether you are involved in scientific, legal, or industrial metrology!

As always, we are sincerely indebted to the sponsors and supporters who enable the Coordinate Metrology Society to lead the way in 3D metrology education, offer world-class presentations, and introduce cutting-edge technologies at our conference each and every year. I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Snowbird, Utah, from July 17–20.


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Keith Bevan

Keith Bevan is the training network delivery manager at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) of the United Kingdom's National Measurement Institute. He is responsible for the delivery network activities of NPL's training framework, training materials, and quality of delivery.  Bevan has been involved in measurement for 40 years having joined Rolls-Royce Ltd (aero engines) in 1975 as an apprentice working across a range of metrology activities including engine testing, manufacturing, coordinate metrology, and calibration. Bevan helps develop and implement global learning solutions in metrology and good-practice guides for industry. Currently Bevan is the executive committee chairman of the Coordinate Metrology Society.