March 24, 2019
By Gretchen Jacobson, MP Managing Editor-in-Chief
Attendees of CORROSION 2019 began their busy week of meetings, lectures, forums, symposia, exhibits, and more by participating in the first networking event, CORROSION Crew Social Brew.
Held Saturday evening at Nashville Underground in the heart of downtown, the social event featured some of Nashville’s world-famous live music and unique southern cuisine. The 40,000 square-foot venue, owned by brothers Joey and Gavin DeGraw, has the highest and largest double deck rooftop on Broadway, in addition to several floors for dining and entertainment.
Attendees gathered to renew acquaintances and meet new friends while enjoying such activities as concerts, dancing, and riding a mechanical bull, with the goal of lasting at least eight seconds.
CORROSION Crew Social Brew was sponsored by BK Corrosion,Brown Corrosion Services, Inc., De Nora, and Integrity Solutions Field Services.
NACE attendees from several countries in Latin America, as well as the United States and other countries, gathered on Tuesday afternoon to learn about NACE International section activities in Latin America, and energy markets and corrosion control methods and needs in Ecuador, Mexico, and Brazil.
All week, students from around the world have been showcasing recent research projects at NACE’s 2019 Student Poster Session, sponsored by BP. Students prepared posters that summarize their research and presented them to a panel of judges and conference attendees.
NACE Foundation will host the annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony and the GenNEXT Bash tonight. The awards ceremony, which will recognize the outstanding students and scholarship recipients for 2019, will take place tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. Then, at 8 p.m., the celebration starts!